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- Laurel StreetFair World Music Festival
- Oaktown Half Marathon
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- Hiero Weekend
- Oakland Pride Parade & Festival
- Eat Real Festival
- Oakland Cocktail Week
- Rolling Loud Music Festival
- Oaktoberfest in the Dimond
- Oakland Black Cowboy Parade
- Autumn Lights Festival
- Dia de los Muertos Festival
- Graham Lustig’s The Nutcracker
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Food & Drink
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Q. If this were your last day on Earth, where in Oakland would you dine?
A. It's a three way tie between a Trueburger & fries, a huge dish of Jalapeno popper mac & cheese from Homeroom, and a Shish Tawook chicken wrap from Dyafa.
Q. Where is the first place you take your friends and family from out of town in Oakland?
A. Lake Merritt because it’s got something for everyone; nearby bars, restaurants and coffee shops, views of our downtown skyline, grassy lawns for playing games and relaxing in the sun, boat rentals, and 3.2 mile path for walkers, runners and bikers.
Q. What’s your favorite secret spot in Oakland?
A. The 7th floor of the Washington Street parking garage because you get amazing views Downtown Oakland, The Port of Oakland, and Jack London Square.
Q. Where would someone most likely find you on the weekend?
A. Running the Bay Bridge trail, hanging out at Lake Merritt, or most likely drinking beers at one of Oakland’s many beer gardens.
Q. Describe your Oakland in 3 words?
A. Unexpected, vibrant, delicious.
Q. Where is one of your favorite travel destinations in the world?
A. Iceland. The waterfalls, volcanos, ocean views, glaciers, rolling green hills, small towns, and big skies are stunning.
Q. What is your go-to happy hour drink?
Q. What do you love about your job?
A. The opportunity to experience something amazing in Oakland and then getting to share it with the world.
Q. Describe who you are in 140 characters or less.
A. Swiss born, traveler, camping & adventure enthusiast, competitive board gamer, animal lover, dodgeballer, pasta fanatic for life.
Q. Best place to shop in Oakland?
A. Minimo Wine Shop in Jack London Square.