Downtown Fremont

Our Vision:

Every community deserves to have a central Downtown place where people come to connect, communicate, and celebrate. Downtown is the social heartbeat of a community where social and economic exchanges take place, celebrations are held, friends run into each other, and cultures mix.

Want to see how a Downtown gets built?

Check out our exciting video chronicling the creation of Downtown, “Capitol Avenue – Building the Backbone of Downtown Fremont, Part I.
Arts/Culture and Events in Downtown Fremont
  • Fremont Street Eats -  Check out Fremont Street Eats on Capitol Avenue at Fremont Boulevard.  Enjoy our newly built section of Capitol Avenue, the backbone of Downtown Fremont.  Produced by the Fremont Chamber of Commerce and Food Truck Mafia, this event hosts multiple food trucks offering a diverse mix of culinary treats (Fridays weekly from May 6, 2016 - October 28, 2016, 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm). 
  • Burger and Brew Fest - Featuring delicious brews and tasty foods, the Fremont Burger and Brew Fest is held in May. As one of the Bay Area’s newest and delicious events, Bay Area craft breweries, an assortment of wines, burgers and sliders from local food vendors and restaurants, and live entertainment are featured. 
  • Fremont 4th of July Parade - Stop by annually to watch the star spangled excitement of creative floats, specialty units, marching musical units and guest celebrities!  
  • The Fremont Festival of the Arts - This year, the Fremont Festival of the Arts celebrated 33 years of fun in the sun!  It is the largest free street festival west of the Mississippi River. It is held the first weekend in August.  
  • ​Festival of India and Parade - The Festival of India and Parade just celebrated 24 years!  The Festival of India and Parade is held annually during the third weekend in August.
  • Downtown Date Night - The City of Fremont, Fremont Chamber of Commerce, and Food Truck Mafia will team up once again for Downtown Date Night. Stroll through Fremont Street Eats, complete with gourmet food trucks and an outdoor movie on the big screen sometime in September 2016. The event will be held in the Downtown.
  • Trick or Treat on Downtown Safety Street! - A "spirited" Halloween event for adults and children alike! 

Public Art in the Downtown

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Photo by Richard Deutsch

Turning Point at State Street Park - The art installation Turning Point is integrated within State Street Park, Downtown Fremont's first public park, located at Paragon Apartments, 3700 Beacon Avenue. 

Turning Point consists of several inviting granite seating groups and three large-scale stainless steel sculptural elements that combine to create a welcoming environment, and provide the plaza with a unique sense of place. The artist, Richard Deutsch, worked closely with the Paragon developer and city planners to develop a vision for the plaza in keeping with the modern, urban future of Fremont while at the same time referencing the several ethnic groups that compose the community today.

Heartfullness - A new 12-foot by 15-foot steel sculpture that is a temporary addition to Downtown Fremont’s art in public places was unveiled on October 16, 2015. It's located on the new Capitol Avenue extension at the northeast corner of Capitol Avenue and Fremont Boulevard. The sculpture, which was created by Katy Boynton, was originally debuted at Burning Man and is meant to symbolize the City’s “social heartbeat”. 

Want to Learn More about the Downtown?

Where is the Downtown located?
Downtown is 110-acres anchored by Fremont City Hall and within walking distance to the Fremont BART Station. It is located north of Fremont Boulevard, south of Paseo Padre Parkway, west of Mowry Avenue, and east of Walnut Avenue. View the map.

How are we working to enhance the Downtown? 
The Downtown Community Plan is the blueprint that will guide our work. This provides the development community with the direction and certainty that they need to invest in our community while preserving the goals and vision the community has for the Downtown.

Artist Renderings 
Check out our slideshow to get a flavor of what we envision for the Downtown.
Or view a 360 degree 3D projection of the State Street and Capitol Avenue intersection, featuring our new Civic Center and mixed use retail.

Downtown Development

  • Locale @ State Street - 157 residential units with 20,000 sf of ground floor retail along Capitol Avenue breaking ground at State Street and Capitol Avenue in summer 2016.
  • Capitol Villas Projects - To include 8,000 sf of ground floor retail on Capitol Avenue and 75 residential units. No construction start established.
  • Grant work to improve pedestrian connectivity between BART and Downtown to begin summer 2016. Will include improved pedestrian/bicycle paths, wayfinding signage, and lighting.

Civic Center

The Civic Center will provide an active public realm bringing a new sense of identity and pride to the community – activating a new social heart that will bind the community through innovation, sustainability, and determination.  

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Contact Information
Meet our Team
The City's Urban Initiatives Manager collaborates with key City staff, and external partners such as service clubs, the Fremont Chamber of Commerce, neighborhood organizations, arts and cultural organizations, and educational institutions to help the Downtown continue to thrive.

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  • Or, contact our staff:
    Cliff Nguyen
    Urban Initiatives Manager
    City of Fremont
 Alina Kwak
 Management Analyst
   City of Fremont