Photo gallery: Another great day out at the Solano Stroll

solano.stroll-8sept13 Neil Mishalov

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 merchants that line Solano Avenue’s 26 blocks. The highlight, as always, was the parade. But for the thousands of people who came to enjoy the sun, great music, food and lively community spirit, the whole day offered a chance to catch up with friends and local organizations (including Berkeleyside — we were delighted to chat with so many of our readers at our booth), enjoy the free entertainment, and, of course, simply stroll.

stroll signs

Photo: Nancy Rubin

Stroll hair

Photo: Nancy Rubin

Stroll scouts

Photo: Nancy Rubin

Stroll BHS jazz

Photo: Nancy Rubin

Stroll dancers

Photo: Nancy Rubin

Stroll portrait

Photo: Nancy Rubin

Stroll dragon

Photo: Nancy Rubin

Stroll Tuolumne

Photo: Nancy Rubin

Stroll overview

Photo: Nancy Rubin

The Solano Stroll returns on Sunday for the 39th year (09.04.13)
Photos: Solano Stroll 2012, a great Berkeley day in the sun (09.10.12)
Solano Stroll takes to the street on Sunday in 38th year (09.05.12)
Reminder: Stop by to say hello at the Solano Stroll (09.09.11)
Out for a Stroll, with thousands of others (09.13.10)
The Solano Stroll: 36 years on and bigger than ever (09.09.10)

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  • Culper Agent 355

    Great Stroll this year. The cleanup crews were astounding. Came through Solano at 9pm and it was spotless. Also appreciate the volunteers who emptied the collection bins throughout the day and focused on recycling and composting. Way to go. Love our neighborhood.

  • Jan

    GREAT photos, Nancy!! Sorry I didn’t run into you yesterday! Warmly, Jan

  • wooliemonster

    Exactly what I’m looking forward to.

  • Brandon

    Oh some of it was awful…too much noise from those darn drums!

  • Robert ANderson

    Missed it, as usual. Not much publicity for it this year?