SAN LEANDRO -- If you want to fill your belly with sausages and beer, downtown will be the place to be Sunday.
The Sausage & Suds Music Festival will run 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Parrott Street, which will be closed to traffic between Washington Avenue and East 14th Street. Admission is free.
Sausage, beer and wine will be served and live music will the fill the air throughout the day.
The event is geared toward families, with a children's "green zone," featuring fun outdoor games. The popular event attracted thousands last year.
Sausage & Suds originated in 1997 when San Leandro was designated the "Sausage Capital of California" by the state Legislature, according to the city's website. However, the event went on hiatus from 2003 through 2006, then resumed in 2007.
The downtown business association and chamber of commerce are organizing the festival to promote the downtown and to give neighbors and friends a place to gather for the afternoon.
The live music lineup on the Parrott Street stage includes Atkinson and Beynon at 10:15 a.m.; Junior Morrow and Blues Power at 11:15 a.m.; Stereo Freakout at 12:30 p.m.; the Spazmatics at 1:45 p.m.; the Delta Wires 3:15 p.m.; and Lydia Pense and Cold Blood at 4:45 p.m.
For more information, visit www.sanleandrodowntownassociation.org.
Jason Sweeney covers San Leandro. Contact him at 510-293-2469. Follow him at Twitter.com/Jason_Sweeney.