Friday, June 21, 2013

upcoming Oakland events

Hecka late. I'd been thinking this past week I had less going on so I'd be able to catch up on the backlog. Instead, well...there are reasons upcoming events are coming out Friday night instead of Wednesday morning. I'm only posting at all so you can note the events on Saturday, particularly the Juneteenth celebration and ribbon cutting at Peralta Hacienda.


Oakland Walking Tours - Wednesday, 10am. Free downtown walking tours highlighting Oakland's history, architecture and people. Read about past Oakland Walking Tours. (free)


Bites off Broadway - Fridays, 5:30-8:30pm. My favorite food truck event, held Fridays outside Studio One Art Center just off Broadway. Read more about Bites off Broadway. (free)

Dancing Under the Stars - Fridays, 8:30-10pm. The popular free dance classes at Jack London Square are back for another season. (free)


Oakland Walking Tours - Saturdays, 10am. Free downtown walking tours highlighting Oakland's history, architecture and people. Read about past Oakland Walking Tours. (free)

Juneteenth Celebration - Saturday, June 22, 2-6pm. Join Peralta Hacienda and the National Park Service for a ribbon-cutting ceremony for new Anza Trail signage, followed by a Juneteenth celebration at the the park, featuring music, dancers, and more. (free)

Wild Food Walk - Saturday, June 22, 11am and 2pm. Join OaklandLocal and Forage SF for a walk in the Oakland hills to learn what edible plants grow wild here. Optionally join them for a discussion and food at Two Mile Wines after the walk. ($40-$70)

ongoing events:

looking further ahead:

Family Fun on the Fourth - Thursday, July 4, 11am-4pm. Fun for the whole family at Jack London Square, with food, live music, and lots of stuff for kids. See my coverage of from the 2011 event. (free)

Temescal Street Fair - Sunday, July 7. Read about last year's street fair. (free)

Pet Adopt-a-thon - Saturday, July 13. Join the East Bay SPCA for its annual adopt-a-thon at Jack London Square. It will feature more than 350 adoptable animals including cats, dogs, rabbits, birds, guinea pigs, and reptiles, all looking for good homes. (free)

WW Sketchcrawl - Saturday, July 13. Join other artists of all ages and abilities to walk Oakland and sketch what you see, then get together and compare experiences. (free)

Pedalfest - Satuday, July 20, 11am-7pm. The annual EBBC celebration of bicycles at Jack London Square. There will be all sorts of bike-related things, including a tricycle parade for kids, bike decorating, the Whiskeydrome, bike stunts, and more. Read about Pedalfest 2011. (free)

Fairyland for Grownups - August 16. Your chance to visit Fairyland without a child on an adults only night. Ever wanted to drink a beer inside a whale? This is your chance. A fundraiser for Children's Fairyland.

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