Despite high temperatures, people came out in their thousands to enjoy the annual tradition of the Solano Avenue Stroll.
The Solano Stroll brings crowds to Solano Avenue in Berkeley and Albany each year. Photo: Steve Crawford It wasn’t a conspiracy, and it wasn’t by design. There were no portable toilets at the Solano Stroll on Sunday due to “a simple error,” event organizer Allen Cain of the Solano Avenue Association told Berkeleyside this week. Exactly […]
“I feel the Stroll represents the best of Berkeley — such good feelings, such diversity — of both humans and animals,” said Berkeleyside contributing photographer Nancy Rubin commenting on this year’s event.
Find the Berkeleyside team Sunday 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.
Solano Stroll 2015. Photo: Nancy Rubin The weather was perfect — not too hot, not too cold — and the Berkeley-Albany institution that is the Solano Stroll was a tremendous affair for the 41st straight year. Billed as “one mile of free family fun,” the event saw a great big parade and tens of thousands of […]
The annual Solano Stroll will be on Sunday, Sept. 13. Visit the Berkeleyside booth near Peet’s. Photo: Neil Mishalov SOLANO STROLL The forecast is for a break in the heatwave this weekend, so it should be pleasant to amble down Solano Avenue with tens of thousands of others on Sunday at the annual Solano Stroll. As always, […]
A glimpse of the 2011 Live Oak Park fair through a display of hula hoops. Photo: Nancy Rubin One of Berkeley’s most treasured outdoor celebrations, the Live Oak Park Fair, is leaving the city after 44 years. Jan Etre, the producer of the fair since 1988, is moving it to the Craneway Pavilion in Richmond […]
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Live Oak Park celebrates its 100th anniversary on Saturday Sept. 14. Photo: Nancy Rubin LIVE OAK PARK’S 100TH BIRTHDAY North Berkeley’s first nature park, Live Oak Park, celebrates its 100th anniversary Saturday afternoon. The Live Oak Park Centennial Celebration and Ice Cream Social will include an old-time BYO community picnic and traditional games like croquet and three-legged races. Wavy Gravy and […]
About 250,000 people attend the Solono Stroll which, this year, takes place on Sunday Sept. 14. Photo: Neil Mishalov The East Bay’s largest street festival is back for its fortieth year on Sunday Sept. 14, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Visitors to the Solano Stroll can look forward to a mile-long stretch of attractions, including food, […]
The Solano Stroll, on Sunday Sept. 8, saw an estimated 250,000 people flock to the avenue that straddles Berkeley and Albany. Photo: Neil Mishalov The 39th annual Solano Stroll on Sunday was another glorious day of community gathering. The East Bay’s largest street festival, hosted jointly by Albany and Berkeley, featured 500 street vendors, as well as all the […]
The Solano Stroll, a hugely popular annual event in Berkeley and Albany, returns this year on Sunday Sept. 8. Photo: Nancy Rubin By Eli Wolfe Labor Day weekend may be over, but Bay Area residents can still look forward to some downtime at the Solano Stroll. The East Bay’s largest street festival is back on Sunday Sept. […]