The ninth annual Alberta Street Fair, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, brings the community what only Alberta Street can provide: fantastic artful creations of every sort, phantasmagorical creatures in a parade and fabulous food.
Also included in the fair, which runs along Northeast Alberta Street from 11th to 31st avenues, are kid's activities, including a dunk tank, a horse-drawn trolley, street performers and plenty of crafts to make from recycled materials.
Businesses on Northeast Alberta Street will have special events and sales. Some will offer music and entertainment on site. There's plenty of room for participants in the parade, which will contain decorated bikes, costumed pets and all manner of mobile spectacles. The walk down Alberta Street begins at 2 p.m.
Eat at one of the street's many restaurants, including Thai, Italian, Mexican and Southern food, or stop by one of the food vendors' booths.
Music will be on the main stage from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the corner of Northeast 20th Avenue and Alberta Street, played by groups including Dealer, Matt Vrba, Mantic, Jak, The Lights Out and Plasmic Stallions.
The Alberta Street Fair is sponsored, in part, by Albina Community Bank, Art on Alberta, Destination Realty, Keystone Mortgage, Wells Fargo Bank, New Seasons, Bink's and the businesses of Alberta Street.
For more information and application forms, visit www.albertastreetfair.com or leave a message at 503-972-2206.