Time for Art & Wine Fest on Park Street

It’s here: The Park Street Art & Wine Faire is going on from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, June 28-29.

Organized by the Park Street Business Association, the weekend event features more than 300 vendor booths along Park, between Encinal and Buena Vista avenues. It also includes live music, a children’s area with amusement rides and food vendors.

“We have a great selection of arts-and crafts vendors, as well as food and refreshments for sale,” said Stephanie Prothero, marketing manager for the business group. “Some new businesses are opening for the first time this weekend on Park Street, as well – Sub Par indoor golf and the nearby Thrill of the Grill barbecue restaurant (in the former-Weinerschnitzel location).”

In addition, many of the businesses in the Park Street area will offer specials during the weekend, Prothero says. “Lots of good changes that happened on Park Street, so people can come and take a look.”

“It’s going to be a fun festival, with lots and lots to see,” Prothero added. The live music includes two Alameda bands: the Mighty Neptunes, playing from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday on the Encinal Stage, and Spill the Wine, which performs from 12:45 to 2:45 p.m. Sunday on the Buena Vista stage.

For kids, a puppet show is set for 11 a.m. to noon on Sunday on the Encinal stage. “That’s something that is always a hit,” shared Prothero.

Over the weekend, as many as 100,000 people could stop by the fair. Event organizers suggest that Alamedans walk or ride their bicycles. There will be free bike valet parking at Alameda Bicycle (at Park and Webb Avenue).

Rock Wall Wine Company will be serving beverages at the fair, while Farmstead Cheeses & Wines will host a tasting event in the Alameda Marketplace. Alameda Wine Co., on Central Avenue, is having a special event, as well. See the Park Street Business Association’s website for more details.

Janet Levaux