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 newest video chronicling the completion of Downtown's main street, "Capitol Avenue -  Connect, Communicate and Celebrate," and then see how it all started with "Capitol Avenue - Building the Backbone of Downtown Fremont!" 
Arts/Culture and Events in Downtown Fremont
  • Fremont Street Eats -  Check out Fremont Street Eats on Capitol Avenue at Fremont Boulevard weekly every Friday from May 5 through October 27.  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.
  • Burger and Brew Fest - Featuring delicious brews and tasty foods, the Fremont Burger and Brew Fest was held on May 27 from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. on Capitol Avenue between Paseo Padre Parkway and Liberty Street. As one of the Bay Area’s newest and delicious events, the event featured Bay Area craft breweries, an assortment of wines, burgers and sliders from local food vendors, restaurants and live entertainment. 
  • Fremont 4th of July Parade - Stop by annually to watch the star spangled excitement of creative floats, specialty units, marching musical bands and guest celebrities!  
  • The Fremont Festival of the Arts - The Fremont Festival of the Arts will celebrate 34 years of fun in the sun!  It is the largest free street festival west of the Mississippi River. It will be held August 5-6.    
  • Festival of India and Parade - The Festival of India and Parade will be celebrating 25 years!  The Festival of India and Parade will be held August 12-13.
  • Downtown Date Night - The City of Fremont, Fremont Chamber of Commerce, and Food Truck Mafia  team up to bring Downtown Date Night to Capitol Avenue. Stroll through Fremont Street Eats, complete with gourmet food trucks and an outdoor movie on the big screen.  Save the Date for September 22.
  • Trick or Treat on Downtown Safety Street - A "spirited" Halloween event for adults and children alike!  Join in on the festivities with Fremont Street Eats and the City's Recreation Services Division and enjoy this "spooktacular" event on October 20.

Public Art in the Downtown

 Richard Deutsch Turning Point_2

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.

Downtown Fremont Rotational Public Art Program
Space Glow

Downtown Fremont recently welcomed a new visitor — Space Glow!  Space Glow will be on display at the corner of Capitol Avenue and Fremont Boulevard from May 2017 through May 2019.  Space Glow is part of the Downtown Fremont Rotational Public Art program, which is intended to contribute to the vitality of the Downtown by displaying exciting artwork for a two-year rotating basis.   

The Downtown Fremont Rotational Public Art Program is financed through private development fees and showcases various artwork in an effort to support the arts and create a sense of identity for the areas in which they’re installed. 

The first Downtown installation, ‘Heartfullness,’ was a sculpture by artist Katy Boynton and was on display from September 2015 through January 2017.

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 currently under construction.
  • Capitol Villas - To include 13,400 sf of ground floor commercial space on Capitol Avenue and 44 residential units. Anticipated construction 2018.  
  • Progress continues on Capitol Avenue improvements making Downtown more walkable and bikeable to and from the Fremont BART Station.  Phase III is scheduled to begin construction in fall 2017 and will enhance connections from Capitol Avenue across Paseo Padre Parkway and through the Gateway Plaza shopping center to the BART station. 

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