The 2015 downtown Hayward Street Party season opens its 15th year with bands on four stages, the first of three summer car shows, street entertainers, food, and family fun. The event kicks off the series of traditional Thursday night street parties including celebrations July 16 and Aug. 20.
On June 18 the Bank of the West Stage will feature the Bay Area Blues Society Caravan of All Stars, Tablues Blues Band will be on the Newman Park Stage, and the classic rockabilly and old time rock and roll of Mitch Polzak and the Royal Deuces will be at the Bistro Patio Stage. A fourth band yet to be announced will play at the Buffalo Bills Stage.
Additional fun will be provided by street entertainers, face-painters and rides for kids. Adults will enjoy more than 100 hot rods and classics at the car show on Main Street.
Great brews will be served in a beer and soda garden. For more information, click on READ MORE below, left.
Skywest Golf Course will be the scene of one of the area’s longest-running sporting events on June 1 when it hosts the Hayward Chamber of Commerce’s 42nd Annual Golf Tournament.
Chamber President Kim Huggett described this year’s event as “a low key, no-pressure, focus-on-fun tournament. And even if you don’t play golf, there are a variety of ways to get involved as a tee or corporate sponsor.” Register at the official website.
Individual chamber members and nonmembers can play the 6,700-yard course as tournament participants for $150, including green fees, tee gifts, cart, lunch, dinner, a goodie bag of prizes, and an opportunity to participate in silent and live auctions. A foursome is $550. Many teams register for the corporate challenge for $900, which includes an on-course table-top exhibit, tee sponsorship, and a chance to win the perpetual trophy. Tee sponsorships are available for $200.
Instead of having a single traditional mixer in May, the Hayward Chamber of Commerce is encouraging its members to network with businesses and organizations at a half-dozen community events this month. Events in May include a grand opening at Nothing Bundt Cakes, the Hayward Airport open house, the Rowell Rancho Rodeo, and a small business workshop on social media.
\\\\\\\"As one of the busiest chambers in the Bay Area, we occasionally step back from our traditional mixers and encourage members to engage with the community at other events,\\\\\\\" said Kim Huggett, chamber president and CEO. \\\\\\\"We are fortunate to have such an abundance of events that enrich our community.\\\\\\\"
For a list of the events, click READ MORE below