Solano Stroll 2015. Photo: Nancy Rubin
The Solano Stroll offers no shortage of wonderful photo opportunities. Photo: Nancy Rubin

It’s that time of year again, and the East Bay’s biggest street festival is coming Sunday with the 42nd annual Solano Stroll.

You can find the Berkeleyside team in our usual spot, between Pegasus Books and iScream, where northbound Colusa Avenue hits Solano Avenue. We hope you’ll come by to say hello.

This year, Berkeleyside’s Nosh site will be our booth’s focus. To that end, we’ll be raffling off a big basket of East Bay food and wine, as well as a copy of “The Food Lab” by J. Kenji López-Alt (don’t miss him at our Uncharted festival, coming in October).

This year’s Stroll is set to feature over 500 vendors including 50 entertainers, 50 food booths, 150 government and non-profit agencies, 150 juried hand-crafters, a 75-entry parade, mechanical rides and much more, organizers say. (The parade begins at 10 a.m.) The expected estimated attendance is 250,000.

We invite readers to share Solano Stroll photos with us by tagging #Berkeleyside on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. You can also add photos to our Flickr group or simply email them to (We always love seeing your photographs of any interesting sights around Berkeley.)

Berkeleyside is a proud sponsor of the Solano Stroll.

See the Facebook Event page created by Stroll organizers, and get all the details on the Stroll’s official website. Connect with the Solano Avenue Association on Facebook.

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