Neptune Beach Street Fair Is This Weekend

An inflatable obstacle course, long slide, pony rides, walk-on-water activity and a rock-climbing wall will be open today and Sunday (from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.) near Webster Street and Lincoln Avenue, as part of the second-annual Neptune Beach Community Celebration. The Ferris wheel, which takes visitors up 50 feet in the air, will be available for rides only on Saturday until 6 p.m.

Trans Pacific National Bank will let community members spin a prize wheel for the chance to win free rides, and Alameda Municipal Power will have a booth where residents can sign up for Alameda Green and receive some free ride tickets.

Plus, there’s plenty of free music, including performers with Alameda roots, on the stage at Central Avenue.

On Sunday, Sept. 8., at 10:45 a.m., the Wahine U’l Hawaiian Dancers from Alameda’s Mastick Senior Center will take the stage. A bit later, at 11 a.m., history buffs will want to join the hour-long history walk, which starts at Webster and Taylor Avenue.

The Crab Cove Visitor Center, where Neptune Beach was located, plans to have a mobile visitors’ center at the street fair both days. “We’ll probably have some live animals for people to meet, like a snake or turtle … and a craft activity for the kids as well,” said Sharol Nelson-Embry, the center’s supervising naturalist.

Alameda’s Rotary Interact Club will be handling secure bike parking at US Bank, he adds. Key event sponsors include Alameda Landing, Alameda Municipal Power and Tim Lewis Communities. For more information, see http://neptunebeachcc.com.

Janet Levaux