The free community event will showcase the best of the Alberta Street community and feature entertainment, music, vendors, food and drink for people of all ages. Hosted by Alberta Main Street, the event annually draws more than 25,000 people.
The fair will kick off with a children’s parade, starting at 11 a.m. from Northeast 15th Avenue to Northeast 21st Avenue. Children who would like to participate in the parade are invited to show up in costume at 10:30 a.m. at the Alberta Co-op parking lot. There will also be a Kid’s Activity Corner at Northeast 18th Ave., providing crafty fun and entertainment for children of all ages.
Food and beverages from Alberta’s well-known eateries, food carts and Street Fair vendors will be available and dancing and music will be offered at three stages, located at Northeast 11th, 21st and 30th avenues. The lineup of performers is available on the Alberta Main Street website. Local beverages can be sampled at the Radio Room beer garden at Northeast 11th Avenue, from 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. and at the Bella Faccia beer garden and PDX Urban Wineries tasting pavilion between Northeast 29th and 30th avenues from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
There are plenty of volunteer opportunities for the event, and volunteers will receive a tee-shirt and ticket for a beer in the beer garden, as well as an invitation to a volunteer appreciation party later in the month. Most volunteer shifts are three hours long and sign-up is available at the Alberta Main Street website.
The fair is a free community event. A suggested $2 donation supports the Alberta Main Street organization. Donations are accepted at the info booth (1722 N.E. Alberta St.) and the beer garden.
Fair goers are encouraged to consider walking, biking or taking public transportation. Extra bike parking will be provided.
For more information, visit www.albertamainst.org.