Community Calendar

From First Friday street fairs to summer music festivals, from pop-up restaurants to the hottest nightlife performances, Downtown Oakland offers events for all occasions! There are so many great things to do in Oakland, the hardest part is just choosing which events to check out! Click on the calendar below to learn more and don’t miss out on our Events page for a more comprehensive listing of events!

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Rooftop Garden Concert 12:00 pm
Rooftop Garden Concert @ Kaiser Rooftop Garden
Sep 7 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Rooftop Garden Concert @ Kaiser Rooftop Garden | Oakland | California | United States
Pack your lunch and come listen to local jazz, rock, and hip hop musicians at the Kaiser Center’s roof garden free concert series from noon to 1 pm, every Friday from June 15 – September 14, 2018. The three acre roof garden at Oakland’s Kaiser Center was[...]
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Second Saturday at Jack London Square 11:00 am
Second Saturday at Jack London Square @ Jack London Square
Sep 8 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Second Saturday at Jack London Square @ Jack London Square | Oakland | California | United States
Second Saturday, true to its namesake, is held every second Saturday of the month from 11:00am – 5:00pm. This family festive event will have everything. Showcasing up to 80 vendors, this monthly gathering will also[...]
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Uptown & Lake Merritt Walking Tour 10:00 am
Uptown & Lake Merritt Walking Tour @ Paramount Theater
Sep 12 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
A walking tour of the Uptown District with an emphasis on Art Deco! Tour includes the Paramount Theatre, Historic Sweet’s Ballroom, the Fox Theater and the Kaiser Center roof garden with views of Lake Merritt.[...]
Small Business & Nonprofit Fair 4:00 pm
Small Business & Nonprofit Fair @ Scott's Jack London Square Pavillion
Sep 12 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Small Business & Nonprofit Fair @ Scott's Jack London Square Pavillion | Oakland | California | United States
Be a part of the East Bay’s most robust business-to-business gathering, as we convene, connect, and celebrate the rich opportunities, plans, and potential of our local small businesses and non-profits. Includes small business and nonprofit[...]
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2018 “Eat Real” Street Food Festival
2018 “Eat Real” Street Food Festival
Sep 14 – Sep 16 all-day
2018 “Eat Real” Street Food Festival
Eat Real combines a state fair, a street-food festival, and a block party to create a celebration of good food. At the Eat Real Festival, participants learn where food comes from, who grows it, and how to[...]
Rooftop Garden Concert 12:00 pm
Rooftop Garden Concert @ Kaiser Rooftop Garden
Sep 14 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Rooftop Garden Concert @ Kaiser Rooftop Garden | Oakland | California | United States
Pack your lunch and come listen to local jazz, rock, and hip hop musicians at the Kaiser Center’s roof garden free concert series from noon to 1 pm, every Friday from June 15 – September 14, 2018. The three acre roof garden at Oakland’s Kaiser Center was[...]
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The Breakaway Open House: Free Swing Dancing Night 8:30 pm
The Breakaway Open House: Free Swing Dancing Night @ The Breakaway
Sep 25 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
The Breakaway Open House: Free Swing Dancing Night @ The Breakaway | Oakland | California | United States
  Join the Breakaway Open House, a completely free night of live music and swing dancing. There will be live music by Evelyn and Her Vintage Ties, performances, photo booth, snacks, raffles, and more. There will be[...]
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Yappy Hour 5:00 pm
Yappy Hour @ Dashe Cellars
Sep 27 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Yappy Hour @ Dashe Cellars | Oakland | California | United States
  Bring your four-legged friends to the Dashe Cellars for the furriest and fluffiest Happy Hour in Oakland! Two-legged friends are also invited, we’ll have bottles open and plenty of puppy love to go around.[...]
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Social Studies Improv Show 7:30 pm
Social Studies Improv Show @ All Out Comedy Theater
Sep 28 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Social Studies Improv Show @ All Out Comedy Theater | Oakland | California | United States
  Social Studies Improv thoughtfully explores relationships, culture, and society through long-form improvisation. We are Dave Dennison, Mona Thompson, Tony Contreras, Michelle Swaney, and Freddie Sulit. Individually we have trained, performed, and taught at theaters[...]
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