August 16, 2011 > Get dreamin' at street party
Get dreamin' at street party
How do you party after "Hot Summer and Salsa Night" and "Wild West Days"? With some cool "California Dreamin'." The third family-friendly Hayward Summer Street Party once again brings the fun downtown on Thursday, August 18.
Popular salsa band Lava returns to the stage, as well as local party band The Diehards, and car enthusiasts can check out the 125 California cruisers on display in the Vic Hubbard Car Show. Over 60 vendors will be offering a multitude of treats from barbecue, roasted corn, and powder sugared waffles to the popular organic fruits and vegetables of Kaiser Permanente. Hayward's Berkeley Farms will also be on hand, sending out its Moo Mobile to distribute their trademark chocolate milk. Adults can relax and sample great wines and beers served in two beer gardens.
Kids will enjoy face-painting, jugglers, and games, while thrill seekers should visit the Hayward-based Classic Amusement Co., which will have a 100-foot three-lane Super Slide and the free-fall Frog Hopper.
"Hayward street parties have been bringing families to our city center to celebrate the summer for 12 years," said Kim Huggett, president of the Hayward Chamber of Commerce. "These free events are part of a great Hayward tradition of community celebrations that appeal to all ages."
The Hayward Street Parties are made possible by the joint efforts the Hayward Chamber of Commerce, the City of Hayward, and the Downtown Business Improvement Area (DBIA). The DBIA is a group of businesses that work together in order to provide a safe and clean downtown, and promote the area as a great choice for dining, shopping, entertainment, and the arts.
The final event in the party series will take place on Saturday, September 17 from noon to 5 p.m. with the Art, Wine, Specialty Beer and Ale Festival. Don't miss these two great chances to discover and enjoy all the Hayward community has to offer!
The chamber office is still accepting reservations from vendors. For information, call (510) 537-2424.
Hayward Street Party
Thursday, August 18
5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
B Street (between Foothill and Watkins), Hayward