Neptune Beach Community Celebration
Saturday-Sunday, June 20-21, 10:30AM-5:30PM
along Webster Street, Alameda
The JAM is Back, Bigger and Better than Ever. Webster Street may never be the same! The JAM at Neptune Beach is a two-day street festival that for over a decade has been a chance for Alamedans to let their hair down and dance in the streets of the West End. The Carnival-like atmosphere commemorates Neptune Beach, a popular Alameda amusement park known as the Coney Island of the West from 1917 to 1939.
In it’s heyday, the Neptune Beach amusement park drew throngs to the Bay at the end of Webster Street with carnival rides, concerts, picnic areas and large swimming pools. Early park attendees enjoyed a prosperous time in history as automobiles, electricity, telephones, and motion pictures became more widely available after World War I. Along with these innovations came a more freewheeling culture, with changes to dress, dance and the blossoming of jazz.
The 2015 4th Annual JAM at Neptune Beach is produced by the Alameda Chamber of Commerce and not only celebrates this exciting period of Alameda’s history but also the current renaissance of West Alameda and Webster Street. When you come to the JAM, please take note of the many improvements to the street and support the businesses now offering a wide variety of dining options and services to the community. We look forward to seeing you here!