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2018 Downtown San Leandro Tree Lighting & “It’s A Wonderful Night” Celebration

The community is invited to kick off the holiday season at the San Leandro Improvement Association’s (SLIA) annual Holiday Tree Lighting in conjunction with the San Leandro Downtown Association’s “It’s A Wonderful Night” Holiday Celebration on Friday, Dec. 7 from 5:30 p.m. to 900 p.m.   Admission is FREE!

The SLIA welcomes all to the Holiday Tree Lighting in Estudillo Plaza at 1301 E. 14th Street.  Once the tree is lit, the holiday party starts! After the Holiday Tree Lighting, Mr. and Mrs. Claus will make a special visit for free photo opportunities in front of the tree.

Celebrate the start of the season of joy with holiday entertainment, games, cookie decorating, horse-drawn carriage rides and arts and crafts for the kids at San Leandro Downtown Association’s “It’s A Wonderful Night.” Experience the magic of the season by checking out the holiday movies playing outdoors all evening long!

You will not want to miss this family fun-filled night of holiday bliss and excitement.  Hope to see you there!  For more information go to

Castro Valley’s 7th Annual Meet In The Street Parade

Come out for the Castro Valley 7th Annual Meet in the Street, Light Parade!  The parade will be held on Saturday, November 10, 2018 from 3:30pm – 9:00pm on Castro Valley Blvd.

There will be live music, entertainment, prizes, food trucks, merchant discounts plus the electric light parade!

Shop with local vendors and grub on local eats with the kids while ringing in the holiday season!  All of the parade entries will dazzle you with the creativity in lights and sound!

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2018 Downtown San Leandro Sausage and Suds Festival

The annual 2018 Sausage and Suds Music Festival in Downtown San Leandro will be a terrific Family-Friendly, FUN, FREE musical event!  The event attracts thousands of people annually with a nice variety of wines and an extensive variety of micro brews that pair nicely with the different varieties of Sausage.

This event will take place on Sunday, October 7, 2018 (10:000am – 6:00pm) Downtown San Leandro on Parrott Street.  Hope to see you there!

Theater Tours, Crafts and Cars in San Lorenzo

Showtime in San Lorenzo will be hosting a Car Show, Vendors and Tours of the San Lorenzo Theater on Saturday, July 21st (16080 Hesperian Blvd. in San Lorenzo) between the hours of 200pm – 6:00pm.

Outdoor Movie fun with activities are scheduled from 6:00pm – 10:00pm with the movie “Cars 3” starting at 8:30pm.  There is no charge for admission!

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The Cherry Festival is a long‑standing community tradition celebrating the past, present and future. The first festival was held on June 5, 1909, when cherry production was so great that San Leandro was dubbed as “The Cherry City.”

Come out to celebrate the Cherry festival on Saturday, June 2, 2018 (11:00am – 6:00pm).  The parade will start at 10:00am on San Leandro Blvd.

There will be entertainment featuring Goapele on the band stage as well as other bands that I am sure you will enjoy.




2018 Downtown San Leandro Farmers’ Market

The San Leandro Farmers’ Market offers the best in fresh, locally-grown fruits and vegetables and family fun all summer long.

Every Wednesday between April and October (exact schedule varies from year to year), from 4 – 8 pm, Parrott Street in downtown San Leandro is transformed into a vibrant marketplace of sweet, juicy, tree-ripened fruits; delicious, healthy, just-picked vegetables; beautiful fresh-cut flowers; gourmet foods; and tasty snacks.

Every week of the month the farmers’ market also offers free events that turn every trip to the market into a fun outing for the whole family!

Weekly Farmers’ Market Themes:
1st Wednesday of the month:     Cooking Demonstrations
2nd Wednesday of the month:    Green Market Days
3rd Wednesday of the month:     Made in San Leandro
4th Wednesday of the month:     Wine Tasting

Be there each week to enjoy the best of local produce, the best in family fun, and the best of your community. The San Leandro Downtown Farmers’ Market 2018 Season will run from March 28 through October 10.

Oakland Taste of Spring Fundraiser

Don’t miss the Oakland Parks & Recreation Foundation’s annual fundraiser gala, the Taste of Spring. The gala hosted at the beautiful and historic California Ballroom in downtown Oakland at 1736 Franklin Street will feature exciting silent and live auctions, live local entertainment, gourmet food and fine beer and wine, Thursday, May 4th from 5:30pm – 9:00pm. Proceeds go toward furthering the Foundation’s mission of helping Oakland kids, and making our parks better. Early-bird price of $75 on tickets until March 1st. After that, the price is $100. Come out and support Parks & Rec.

Women Bike Happy Hour – San Leandro

The Bike Walk San Leandro and Bike East Bay will team up to host the next Women Bike Happy Hour in San Leandro on Thursday, April 27th from 5:30pm – 7:30pm!

This happy hour will run parallel to Women Bike Happy Hour in Oakland. This month,  there will  be a bike ride to the brewery leaving the San Leandro BART station at 5:15. The bikers will then head down to Drake’s Barrel House for a little brewery adventure at 5:30pm.  Spend some quality, off-the-bike time with other women who bike over a cold drink.

Any level of riders and all women, trans and femme folks are warmly welcome. Bring your bikey and bike-curious friends! Visit to learn more about women and biking in the East Bay.

Downtown San Leandro’s Egg Hunt At The Casa

Come celebrate spring on Saturday, April 15, at the first annual “Egg Hunt at the Casa” hosted by the San Leandro Improvement Association (SLIA) and Community Impact Lab (CIL). The celebration will take place from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the historic Casa Peralta grounds in Downtown San Leandro.

Plastic eggs stuffed with toys and goodies for the kids to find will be tucked away around the Casa Peralta grounds. Festivities will include two egg hunts, face painting, music, story time, family friendly activities and a petting zoo sponsored by Mike’s Feed & Pet filled with chicks and bunnies for the kids and kids at heart to play with and pet.

The two egg hunts will be broken up by age group—the first one kicking off at 11:15 a.m. for kids three years and under and the second one starting at 11:45 a.m. for kids four years and up. Kids are encouraged to bring baskets for the egg hunt.  Hope to see you there!




This Monday, March 6, 2017 from 5:00pm-9:00pm – come out and partake in the food truck extravaganza located at 22550 Watkins Street in Hayward, CA between B and C streets, in front of Hayward City Hall.  Enjoy your dinner with live music!

Off the Grid began in June 2010 with the simple idea of grouping Street Food vendors together to create an experience that allows neighbors to connect with friends, and families to reconnect with each other. Since then, their events have become a Bay Area icon, known for its unique food and cultural experiences. Off the Grid currently operates 50+ weekly public events throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, including here in Hayward.

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