37th Annual Solano Stroll: “Unsung Heroes”
26 blocks of free fun! Solano Ave between The Alameda and San Pablo.
Valet bike parking provided by the East Bay Bicycle Coalition at: location t.b.d.
and by the Albany Strollers & Rollers at:
Location: Solano Avenue just west of Masonic (“pumpkin patch lot.”)
Free Bicycle Valet Parking provided by Albany Strollers & Rollers ( http://www.albanystrollroll.org/ ), sponsored by Bua Luang Thai Cuisine ( http://www.bualuangalbany.com/ .)
Ride your bike and enjoy free valet parking at two locations on Solano Avenue, Wells Fargo Bank on the east end of Solano, and by Zarri’s Delicatessen on the west end.
Since 1974, The merchants, restaurants, and professionals, as well as the twin cities of Albany and Berkeley CA, have hosted the Solano Avenue Stroll, the east bay’s largest street festival! The Solano Avenue Merchants Association invites you to come and see what makes Solano Avenue such a wonderful place.
Over five hundred vendors, non-profit organizations, food booths and entertainers!
Participants and the event guests visit from everywhere throughout California; as well as neighboring states from Nevada to Maine.
The fun begins at 10 am with the opening of Solano Avenue businesses and Stroll booths and the kick-off is the theme parade with about 100 groups.
After the parade, you can visit one of 75 entertainers, 50 food booths, 150 juried arts and crafters, games, wacky art cars, and almost 200 community non-profit and government organizations, not to mention the unique and popular professional services, restaurants, and shops already here on Solano Avenue.
You will hear the best in local music, dance and other performances and absolutely stunning costumes from all over the globe!
This is a family event! We feature a special area set aside just for kids that offer giant slides, carnival games, clowns, jugglers, stilt walkers, face painters, magicians, and maybe even wizards and elves — come and see for yourselves…