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Holiday Events in Oakland, California

It's holiday season here in Oakland, California! Along with lights and festive decorations, events are popping up all around The Town! Here’s a list of performances, holiday shopping, walking tours, and more to get you started! So, get your calendar out, pick the events that look the most fun for…

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Oakland's Fall Festivals & Events

Fall doesn’t have to mean staying inside, and we have all the events you could want to attend. Whether your thing is arts and culture, sports, or music, Oakland has an event for you. Check out all of the family-friendly and sometimes even free activities that will help keep you and your family out of the house. Here is our list of just some of the best fall activities and fall festivalsin Oakland. Don’t forget to add your favorite events in the comments below…

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Women Owned Businesses in Oakland

Women in Oakland are making moves!Women's History Month is meant to highlight those attributions and give thanks to those who've opened the doors of equality. The following entrepreneurs, listed in alphabetical order, have inspired women from Oakland and beyond, by being an example of excellence in the business industry. …

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5 Tips to Master Oaktoberfest in Oakland, CA

There is nothing more American than dressing up like a German and drinking beer... LOL!While you could spend your time debating the legitimacy of that opening statement, we think you’ll be much better served seeing how you can best explore the Oakland Ale Trail during this year’s Oaktoberfest! …

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How To Celebrate First Fridays in Oakland, CA

Every first friday of the month in the heart of Koreantown-Northgate, you’ll find Oakland’s prominent street festival - a live representation of Oakland’s vibrant art scene, culture and community. Ripe with street performers, artist collectives, interactive art pop-ups, vendors, and food trucks there is plenty to see and do for everyone. Every month’s fair features a different artistic and cultural theme, so you are constantly seeing a new side of Oakland’s creatives. Come explore Oakland’s eclectic arts scene, get inspired and get full on delicious local food while you’re at it…

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5 Oakland Stores to Hit For Plaid Friday

Holiday shopping; its a war out there. Not literally of course but those Black Friday lines, the over aggressive shopper fighting you for the Tickle Me Elmo (or whatever the kids are playing with these days), the retail staff filled with anything but cheer, who needs it? Not Oakland, as evidenced by the 6 th annual Plaid Friday. Plaid Friday encourages holiday bargain hunters to shop locally and support independent Oakland businesses. The Oakland Grown event is always a hit in The Town and this year will be no different with over 40 local businesses participating. Get more info on Plaid Friday here but for now take a look at a few stores were jazzed about for the holiday…

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All About Mom in The Town

There's no shortage of ways to show mom some love in Oakland! From food tours to waterfront cruises to classic brunches, here's the inside scoop on how you can spoil mom this Mother's Day weekend…

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How to Make the Most of Oakland Restaurant Week

Foodies, rejoice! It's time for Oakland Restaurant Week in The Town! For ten glorious days in January, 80+ restaurants will offer special prix fixe lunch & dinner menus at $10, $20, $30, $40 and $50 price points. To ensure you make the most of The Town's feast, here are some top tips for picking and choosing the restaurant that's perfect for you…

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