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Oakland’s thriving arts and culture scene offers great live music, events, eats and outdoorsy fun all year round, but we are always super excited for the summer festivities. From dancing and day drinking at festivals and sampling food from all different cuisines to museum and gallery hopping, Oakland has got you covered. Whatever their interests, family members of all ages will make exciting discoveries and great memories while spending the day on the Sunny Side of the Bay. Here is our list of outdoor street fairs, music festivals and other specially curated experiences to put on your calendar this summer. This list may not include every summer event in Oakland. We welcome you to share your favorites down below. 

It’s that time of the year again. It’s summer, it's hot, and you’ve already taken your kids to all the shopping malls, water parks and attractions in your town. Fed up at home, you start planning your summer vacation. Oakland is home to world-class attractions, sports teams, restaurants and parks that will suit any family vacation. 

Oakland's waterfront is beautiful, has cool weather, and in a lot of ways, is more chill than other destinations. Of course, people are just driving out to San Francisco, or even all the way out to Tiburon. But after reading this, you won't want to go anywhere else. Here are 11 reasons why Oakland's waterfront activity is just as impressive as your go-to spot! 

Farmers markets, you love 'em, and Oakland has plenty of 'em. We are all about fresh fruits and vegetables: yummy strawberries, giant artichokes, various colors of carrots, and those Buddha's hands. You may have been to other farmers markets, but you gotta experience an Oakland farmers market. Check out the farmers markets that Oakland has to offer 6 days out of the week.