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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Holiday Caroling on Lake Merritt 3:00 pm
Holiday Caroling on Lake Merritt @ Lake Merritt
Dec 1 @ 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Holiday Caroling on Lake Merritt @ Lake Merritt | Oakland | California | United States
  Spend some time in Lake Merritt’s Holiday room for hot cider and cookies before journeying around the lake. While caroling in the Water Sleigh, you’ll get to experience a unique view of Oakland as[...]
Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir’s 33rd Annual Holiday Concert 7:00 pm
Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir’s 33rd Annual Holiday Concert @ Paramount Theater
Dec 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir's 33rd Annual Holiday Concert @ Paramount Theater | Oakland | California | United States
  Start the holiday season with Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir’s 33rd annual holiday concert “One Voice: The Story of the Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir.” They will also have guest artists Lauren Byrd and Josh Carter[...]
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Holiday Caroling on Lake Merritt 3:00 pm
Holiday Caroling on Lake Merritt @ Lake Merritt
Dec 8 @ 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Holiday Caroling on Lake Merritt @ Lake Merritt | Oakland | California | United States
  Spend some time in Lake Merritt’s Holiday room for hot cider and cookies before journeying around the lake. While caroling in the Water Sleigh, you’ll get to experience a unique view of Oakland as[...]
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Old Oakland Holiday Ice Rink 10:00 am
Old Oakland Holiday Ice Rink @ Old Oakland Ice Rink
Dec 14 2018 @ 10:00 am – Jan 6 2019 @ 10:00 pm
Old Oakland Holiday Ice Rink @ Old Oakland Ice Rink | Oakland | California | United States
Oakland Central and Visit Oakland are incredibly excited to bring Downtown Oakland it’s very own outdoor holiday ice skating rink, the Old Oakland Holiday Ice Rink. We have found a home for this important initiative[...]
Fairy Winterland – Fairyland 12:00 pm
Fairy Winterland – Fairyland @ Fairyland
Dec 14 @ 12:00 pm – Dec 23 @ 7:00 pm
Fairy Winterland - Fairyland @ Fairyland | Oakland | California | United States
  In December, Fairy Winterland celebrates the winter holidays of many cultures: Christmas, Chanukah, Kwanzaa, Las Posadas, Diwali, and Chinese New Year. Join us for stories, crafts, a festival of lights, and a visit from[...]
Grand Opening: Old Oakland Holiday Ice Rink 5:00 pm
Grand Opening: Old Oakland Holiday Ice Rink
Dec 14 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Grand Opening: Old Oakland Holiday Ice Rink
Join us Friday, December 14th to Celebrate the grand opening and ribbon cutting of the Old Oakland Holiday Ice Rink with City Of Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf and District 3 Councilperson Lynette Gibson McElhaney. Entertainment will be provided[...]
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Head West in Old Oakland 12:00 pm
Head West in Old Oakland
Dec 15 @ 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Head West in Old Oakland
The Mission of Head West is to create an environment that supports and embraces local creativity + the spirit of entrepreneurship. Through connecting people, we preserve arts + culture, realize our impact on the local[...]
Holiday Caroling on Lake Merritt 3:00 pm
Holiday Caroling on Lake Merritt @ Lake Merritt
Dec 15 @ 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Holiday Caroling on Lake Merritt @ Lake Merritt | Oakland | California | United States
  Spend some time in Lake Merritt’s Holiday room for hot cider and cookies before journeying around the lake. While caroling in the Water Sleigh, you’ll get to experience a unique view of Oakland as[...]
Oakland Faders on Ice 7:00 pm
Oakland Faders on Ice @ Old Oakland Holiday Ice Rink
Dec 15 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Oakland Faders on Ice @ Old Oakland Holiday Ice Rink | Oakland | California | United States
The Oakland faders invade Old Oakland Holiday Ice Rink Saturday, December 15th with infectious rhythms and grooves!   DJ Platurn A 24 year veteran of the music industry, Platurn has traveled the world many times over bringing phenomenal[...]
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SHHH Presents So Icy: Dj Red Corvette at the Old Oakland Holiday Rink 7:00 pm
SHHH Presents So Icy: Dj Red Corvette at the Old Oakland Holiday Rink @ Old Oakland Holiday Ice Rink
Dec 16 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
SHHH Presents So Icy: Dj Red Corvette at the Old Oakland Holiday Rink @ Old Oakland Holiday Ice Rink | Oakland | California | United States
Red Corvette, born Carmena Victoria, is a DJ, Event Planner, and Visionary from the Bay Area. As an intern for 106 KMEL, she always wanted a career in music just hadn’t fell into her niche[...]
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East Bay Green Drinks: Free Snacks and Networking 5:30 pm
East Bay Green Drinks: Free Snacks and Networking @ Lost & Found
Dec 19 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
East Bay Green Drinks: Free Snacks and Networking @ Lost & Found | Oakland | California | United States
  East Bay Green Drinks, started in 2000, and is a monthly community and networking event for people involved in sustainable business, environmental and social causes, local and organic food, green architecture and design, media, communications, education,[...]
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Thursday Night Live: Astu at The Old Oakland Holiday Ice Rink 7:00 pm
Thursday Night Live: Astu at The Old Oakland Holiday Ice Rink @ Old Oakland Holiday Ice Rink
Dec 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Thursday Night Live: Astu at The Old Oakland Holiday Ice Rink @ Old Oakland Holiday Ice Rink  | Oakland | California | United States
Part retro soul, part nineties R&B pastiche, part New Wave-inspired synth-pop, ASTU’s music refuses to pledge allegiance to a single vibe. The Oakland-based singer/songwriter has the ability to find an easy, irresistible groove and turn[...]
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Dj Sean G at The Ice Rink 7:00 pm
Dj Sean G at The Ice Rink @ Old Oakland Holiday Ice Rink
Dec 21 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Dj Sean G at The Ice Rink @ Old Oakland Holiday Ice Rink | Oakland | California | United States
 
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Head West in Old Oakland 12:00 pm
Head West in Old Oakland
Dec 22 @ 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Head West in Old Oakland
The Mission of Head West is to create an environment that supports and embraces local creativity + the spirit of entrepreneurship. Through connecting people, we preserve arts + culture, realize our impact on the local[...]
Holiday Caroling on Lake Merritt 3:00 pm
Holiday Caroling on Lake Merritt @ Lake Merritt
Dec 22 @ 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Holiday Caroling on Lake Merritt @ Lake Merritt | Oakland | California | United States
  Spend some time in Lake Merritt’s Holiday room for hot cider and cookies before journeying around the lake. While caroling in the Water Sleigh, you’ll get to experience a unique view of Oakland as[...]
Soulovely on Ice 7:00 pm
Soulovely on Ice @ Old Oakland Holiday Ice Rink
Dec 22 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Soulovely on Ice @ Old Oakland Holiday Ice Rink | Oakland | California | United States
Soulovely was born out of a heartfelt desire to bring together the diverse QTPOC communities and allies of Oakland through feel good dance music, while also uplifting female DJs in the music scene. Soulovely is[...]
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Thursday Night Live: Raices Luna and la Mestiza & Mobando at The Old Oakland Hoilday Ice Rink 7:00 pm
Thursday Night Live: Raices Luna and la Mestiza & Mobando at The Old Oakland Hoilday Ice Rink @ Old Oakland Holiday Ice Rink
Dec 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Thursday Night Live: Raices Luna and la Mestiza & Mobando at The Old Oakland Hoilday Ice Rink @ Old Oakland Holiday Ice Rink | Oakland | California | United States
An evening of family song and dance with Bomba Annex, La Mestiza & Mobando. This collaboration will feature an upbeat evening of lively music showcasing traditional Puerto Rican culture and contemporary song. The collective will[...]
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Oakhella on Ice 7:00 pm
Oakhella on Ice @ Old Oakland Holiday Ice Rink
Dec 28 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Oakhella on Ice @ Old Oakland Holiday Ice Rink | Oakland | California | United States
Oakhella’s own Drow Flow and M.C. K~Swift will bring the musical heat at the Old Oakland Holiday Ice Rink presented by Oakland Central. We’re gonna make it feel like a roller rink, on ice! Slide through to the corner of 9th[...]
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SoOakland On Ice 7:00 pm
SoOakland On Ice @ Old Oakland Holiday Ice Rink
Dec 29 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
SoOakland On Ice @ Old Oakland Holiday Ice Rink | Oakland | California | United States
So Oakland brings their uniquely Oakland vibe to the Old Oakland Holiday Ice Rink! We are promised a night of supreme 90’s and 2000’s nostalgia. Music by The CME and Dj Kill Bill
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