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6 Romantic Date Ideas in Oakland, CA

Oakland is a beautiful city ready to inspire romance. Whether you’re a lover of the great outdoors, passionate about food and cocktails, crazy for music, seeking heart pumping adventure or simply desire lots of fun – Oakland has it all.The Town features so many diverse experiences the date…

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How to Spend a Weekend in Oakland During Black History Month

Oakland’s deep roots in black culture are celebrated through the city’s food, music, art, and creativity. Here are a few ways to safely spend a weekend celebrating The Town’s black-owned businesses, events, and history during Black History Month! Friday Start your weekend off with a delicious…

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Holiday Events in Oakland, California

It's the holiday season here in Oakland, California! Plan a visit to The Town and you will find plenty of ways to get in the holiday spirit! Here’s a list for holiday shopping, and more to get you started! Get your calendar out, select the holiday events that look the most fun for you and your…

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Oakland's Fall Festivals & Events 2022

The City of Oakland offers great live music, events, dining and outdoor fun all year round, and the fall season brings unique festivities that you can only find here. From discovering new beers at Oaktoberfest in the Diamond to immersing yourself at the Dia de los Muertos Festival in Fruitvale…

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Yoshi's Oakland: Where Sushi & Jazz Collide

With its rich repertory of jazz from straight-ahead to cool, some sizzling Afro-Latin rhythms, down-home blues, R&B, folk and funk, Yoshi's in Oakland is not just the city's pride and joy but one of the nations and the worlds premier clubs. Fans seek out the venue for its warm, intimate vibe, sleek…

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The Best Farmers Markets in Oakland, CA

Farmers markets, you love them, and Oakland has plenty of them!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 need to experience an Oakland farmers' market. Check out all the farmers' markets that Oakland has to offer! …

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Where to Hike in Oakland, CA

Often when we tell people that we’re hiking fairytale forests in Oakland, there's a collective eye-rolling. Oakland, they think, is so urban . Yet, 20 minutes from downtown, up in the Oakland Hills, groves of gigantic redwoods, oaks and eucalyptuses grow. Get outside, find some peace, and check out…

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Events to Attend in Oakland this Summer

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…

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