Since 1974 Solano Avenue and the twin-cities of Albany and Berkeley CA, have hosted the Solano Avenue Stroll, the east bay's largest street festival! The Solano Avenue Association invites you to come and see what makes Solano Avenue such a wonderful place. We feature over five hundred vendors including entertainers, food booths, government and non-profit agencies, hand-crafters and more!
Participants and the event guests visit from everywhere throughout California! (Some even from out of the state.)
The fun begins at 10 am with the opening of Solano Avenue businesses and Stroll booths and the kick-off is the theme parade with about 75 groups.
After the parade, you can visit one of 50 entertainers, 50 food booths, 150 government and non-profit agencies, 150 juried arts and crafters, state of the art mechanical rides, and, not to mention the unique and popular professional services, restaurants, and shops already here on Solano Avenue.
please see the press room (to the left) to stay tuned-into what's hot at this years event!
Come join us for an afternoon in the sun, brought to you by the Cities of Albany and Berkeley; and with the help of our generous sponsors, SAA members, and volunteer board of directors.
This alcohol and *tobacco free event promotes the unique traits of Solano Avenue, helping local businesses, local artists, and community organizations to thrive by exposure and fundraising. The Solano Stroll solidifies community spirit; neighbors find old friends, and families enjoy an afternoon in the sun. (* Both the Cities of Albany and Berkeley have strict smoking ordinances.)Free shuttles, AC Transit and B.A.R.T. A free Solano Avenue Stroll shuttle will run 10AM-7PM from the North Berkeley BART station to Marin Avenue (where it will travel back/forth from San Pablo Avenue to the Alameda). Please see our transportation information page "How to get to the Stroll"
Ride your bike and enjoy free valet parking at two locations on Solano Avenue, Wells Fargo Bank on the east end of Solano, and by the Sophia Cafe on the west end. Thank you to the East Bay Bicycle Coalition and the Albany "Strollers and Rollers" for continuing to provide this wonderful accommodation.Come be a part of this wonderful community event! Sponsorship opportunities are available in March / Participant registration April 16th (annually). The Solano Avenue Stroll is always the second Sunday in September.