It's the holiday season here in Oakland, California! Although we are celebrating differently this year, there are still plenty of ways to get in the holiday spirit! Here’s a list for holiday shopping, and more to get you started! So, get your calendar out, pick the events that look the most fun for you and your family, and create ever-lasting memories!

Seasons greetings from Oakland!

  1. Outdoor Events
  2. Shopping in The Town
  3. Eat and Drink

Outdoor & Virtual Events

Bike to Wherever Day 2022 is Friday, May 20! It’s the Bay Area’s biggest day for bicycling. Pledge to ride to get all the details, find your nearest energizer station, and get ready for the big day! Pledge to ride on May 20 for Bike to Wherever Day! You’ll get a map of energizer stations, a digital goody bag, and routes to ride to celebrate the big day! When you pledge to ride, you show our cities that bikes count. PLEDGE TO CELEBRATE Find Your Energizer Station...

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Bike to Wherever Day 2022

Afrocentric Oakland's Juneteenth Weekend! Saturday, June 18th we celebrate the 10th annual PanAfrican Wellness Fest, a full day dedicated to holistic wellness. Partnering with the Bay’s best wellness providers, we provide meditation, mental health, yoga, Tai Chi, self-defense, spoken word, silent party by the Sound Tasting crew, interactive art installations, a youth zone, keynote speakers, Black excellence awards, vendors, and more! Sunday, June 19th we turn up at the 10th annual Fam Bam. Fam...

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Afrocentric Oakland's Junteenth Weekend!

Spend this Father’s Day with dad on this unique, out-of-this-world camping experience at Chabot. Your sleepover includes hands-on activities, exclusive after-hours time in the exhibits, planetarium shows and telescope viewing amidst the backdrop of the redwood forest. Enjoy hot chocolate while gazing at the stars, then camp out outside or in one of our exclusive indoor exhibitions. Dinner and breakfast are included with dairy free and vegetarian options. All minors must be accompanied by a...

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Annual Father's Day Slumber with the Stars

Shopping in Oakland

Oakland Grown Gift Guide: Home For the Holidays

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Eat & Drink

At Homeroom, we make great mac + cheese, and a whole lot of it! Choose from over a dozen mac varieties — each is made-to-order, the way mac is meant to be. Ordering or picking up in-person? Visit us at our restaurant (400 40th Street). It was truly a labor of love—Homeroom opened its doors on Valentine’s Day 2011. We're proud to be a favorite Bay Area restaurant among locals and visitors alike. We're committed to a different way of doing business, employing a kick-ass, diverse team.

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In 2001 El Huarache Azteca opened its location at 3842 International Blvd. Beautiful murals are painted on the walls of the restaurant that take the customers back in time to the Aztec years. They proudly serve Mexican Food from Mexico City, and offer Bay Area residents a unique opportunity to enjoy traditional delicacies. They are among the first pioneers to serve homemade red and green moles, huitlacoche (Black Corn Mushroom), Flor de Calbaza (Squash Flower), Huaraches (Corn based dish),...

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El Huarache Azteca

Cana's parlor is an upscale full-service dining restaurant and lounge serving delicious Cuban dishes and fun cocktails. They also have a more casual cafe that offers Cuban dining, coffee, pastries, and more.

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Cana Cuban Parlor and Cafe
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