Annual Membership Meeting

Thank you for your continued support of the Niles Main Street Association.

We will be holding our annual NMSA membership meeting on Sunday, June 26, 2016, in the Niles Elementary Auditorium from 5 – 6:30 pm. At the meeting, we will confirm new Board members, review current bylaws, and provide an update on NMSA activities.

Also, this week you will receive ballots for the election of NMSA board members in the mail. Please return the ballots in the self-addressed stamped envelope as soon as possible.

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Niles Holiday Home Tour

Saturday, December 12th, 2015

11am to 4pm

Niles Holiday Home Tour

It’s time again for the Niles Holiday Home Tour! While you’re lugging in the tree, dusting off the ornaments, and untangling that string of lights, you might also want to see what your neighbors have been doing, decor-wise.

Besides, you’ve always wanted to see the inside of that house, haven’t you? Well, if you’re in luck, it’ll be on the Holiday Home Tour this year!

For this year’s tour, the Niles Main Street Association is sponsoring several decorated homes in the charming, historic Niles district of Fremont. Some of them are recently remodeled and ready to be shown off for the architecture as well as the decorations. The tour promotes the preservation of Niles’ rich history and appreciation of our varied architectural assets. With the Niles Holiday Home Tour, we celebrate our community’s long tradition of civic commitment, neighborhood charm, diversity, and friendliness.

Come see the lights and decorations! Sip some hot mulled cider, munch cookies, and get some ideas for next year!


In advance

Tickets may be purchased prior to the day of the event for $15 each.

Buy online:

Buy locally, at one of the following stores:

  • Color Me Quilts, 37495 Niles Blvd.
  • Keith’s Collectibles, 37573 Niles Blvd.
On the day

Tickets may be purchased on the day of the event for $20 each, only at the following store:

  • Color Me Quilts, 37495 Niles Blvd.


A map of the home tour will be available on the day of the event. You’ll need the map to plan your day! Bring your ticket to the following store to pick up your map:

  • Color Me Quilts, 37495 Niles Blvd.

Add Your Home

Would you like to add your home to this year’s Holiday Home Tour? Please contact Debra Telles at Color Me Quilts, 37495 Niles Blvd., for more information. We’d love to have you!


Sponsored by Niles Main Street Association, and promoting awareness of the City of Fremont’s Giving Hope program, supporting seniors and families in need.

We hope to see you on the tour!

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4th Annual Niles Altar Walk

Celebrate Día de los Muertos

Niles Altar Walk

Fall is officially upon us and with it comes the start of the holiday season. For the fourth consecutive year, Niles will be hosting the Niles Altar Walk, a day in celebration of the Mexican traditional holiday, Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead).

The 4th Annual Niles Altar Walk will take place on Sunday, November 1, 2015 from 12pm – 8pm in the Niles Town Plaza. Opening Ceremony will begin at 1pm. The event will include a number of altars presented by the local community, and a community altar for attendees to contribute photos. Entertainment acts will be present throughout the day including performances by El Ballet Folklorico de James Logan High School. In addition, the plaza will host various food and retail vendors for your enjoyment.

Join us for a day filled with beautiful memories of our loved ones! Event is free to the public. Donations welcome.

For more information on the event, to host an altar, or to become a vendor, follow this link.

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Pink Flamingo Golf Tournament

Sunday, October 4th, 2015
Unique to Niles and spread throughout the Niles neighborhood, miniature golfers will be able to putt their way through many pee-wee golf style holes, with many different themes.

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Niles Oktoberfest

Saturday, October 8th, 2016

2:00pm to 6:00pm

Shinn Historic Park
1251 Peralta Blvd, Fremont, CA 94536

Niles Oktoberfest
Love Niles? Love Beer? Love Music? Want to help fund Niles Main Street Association for 2017 and beyond, and provide food and gifts for children, seniors, and families in need during the holidays? Then rush to get your tickets for the second Niles Oktoberfest on October 8th from 2:00pm to 6:00pm, to be held in the charming front garden of Niles’ historic Shinn House, located in Shinn Park on Peralta Blvd.

Come see this Niles treasure. The history books say it once stood near Niles Third Street Park and Shinn Pond. It was later moved across the creek where it served as the Shinn family home until it was donated as a park in the 1960’s.

“I wouldn’t miss the Niles Oktoberfest & fully sanction the event!!” — Jo Pascal, honorary 2015 Niles Mayor and Queen of Niles (Jo won her title at the 2015 Niles Crabfeed

Don’t miss this unique and entertaining beer tasting experience with fascinating and humorous stories of the history of beer making!


Your ticket includes:

  • A complimentary 12oz beer glass or an event wine glass
  • One glass of the craft beers offered at the Oktoberfest, or a glass of the featured wines
  • Games & chances to win prizes – Toss The Sausage, Beer Stein Holding & more
  • Entry into an event drawing with a special Oktoberfest prize
  • Live music & dancing with two bands, the Newark Sax Quartet and Funkelweizen

Tickets are limited! This event will sell out! Buy your tickets now!

 Purchase tickets online for $25 each:
Buy Tickets

Online ticket sales are now closed.
Purchase your tickets at the event; $25 per person, cash or credit.

This event is recommended for adults over 21 years of age. Every attendee over 1 year requires a ticket, and IDs will be checked at the door.

Proceeds benefit Niles Main Street Association, and the City of Fremont Giving Hope program to help children, seniors, and families in need. Both are registered 501(c)(3) charitable organizations, and donations are tax deductible.

Event Shuttle

A free shuttle service will run from Joe’s Corner, at Niles Blvd & J Street, to and from the event. The shuttle ride takes 10 minutes, and runs:

  • To the event: from 1:45pm to 3:30pm
  • From the event: from 5:00pm to 6:15pm

Silent Auction

A Silent Auction will be held at the event, with some great prizes! Check back here closer to the event to see a list of the prizes that will be available.

More Information

  • Additional food and beverages will be available for purchase at the event.
    • German food provided by The Nile Cafe: hot pretzels, and bratwurst sandwich plates (each plate including a bottle of water)
    • Water
    • Wine
    • Local craft beers
  • Raffle tickets will be available for purchase for multiple prizes.

Sponsorship and Support

Show presented by Niles Main Street Association & City of Fremont.

The following businesses and organizations have generously sponsored this event. Without them, Niles’ Oktoberfest would not be possible. Thank you!

Main Event Sponsors

Oktoberfest Sponsors

Prize Sponsors

Shuttle provided by: The Lambert Family of Niles

Thanks also to our many volunteers and donors, including many local Niles businesses, area breweries and businesses, beer lovers, and the generous fun-loving people who have come together to provide the great selection of beer, food, prizes, German culture, and entertainment to be showcased at this event!


For more information on this event, contact Rae Steckler, Kirsten Brice, or Han Trinh; or call Monica Dominguez at 510-574-2057.

For more info on Niles’ historic Shinn House and Shinn Family go to: http://missionpeakreporter.org/shinn-estate.php

Contact Jane O’Hollaren for more information: 510-574-2026 or johollaren@fremont.gov

We hope to see you at the event!

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