Alameda’s Webster Street Jam a Big Hit


The sounds of Foreverland, the Michael Jackson tribute band, help the crowd celebrate the Webster Street Jam this weekend on the Island.

The Saturday night crowd of well over 1,000 people danced and sang along to hits like “Billy Jean” and “The Girl Is Mine.”


Crowd members also enjoyed the food, drink, arts & crafts and other offerings, including activities for kids.


Islanders of all ages said they had a great time… and are already looking forward to next year’s West End event.


Thanks to the West Alameda Business Association, all the businesses that supported the event and the many volunteers that made it such a success.

WABA estimates that as many as 50,000 visitors from in and around Alameda visited the Jam over the weekend. That’s a good majority of Alamedans.


Veggin’ out on the West End

Maybe that little piggy had roast beef, but he should stop today at the Farmers’ Market on Haight Street (just east of Webster Street) for a more balanced feast. The year-round market, which recently moved from the parking lot on Webster Street to the parking lot on Haight Street, is open year-round from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays and from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays. Besides produce, there are flowers and baked goods available, so it’s even a good spot to shop for gifts.

For details on products, their origin and even recipes, go to the Pacific Coast Farmers’ Market site here.