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Coming back in 2024

The 22nd Annual Laurel StreetFair World Music Fest returns to Oakland’s Laurel District on Saturday, August 2023! Join us for amazing food, retail, artisan and non-profit vendors, admission is free and we offer fun for all ages.

The annual festival brings together 15,000 people to MacArthur Boulevard. We celebrate the immense talent and diverse culture of our Laurel, our Oakland, and our Bay Area community.

Location: MacArthur Blvd. Between 35th Ave - Maybelle Avenue, Oakland CA 
Time: 11am - 7pm | Admission Free & Open To All
Wheelchair Accessible | Dogs On Leash OK

Special performances by:
  • Andre Thierry & His Accordion Soul Music (Zydeco) 
  • Bongo Sidibe (Guinean)
  • Duniya Dance Company (West African Dance Ensemble) 
  • Fogo Na Roupa (Afro-Brazilian Carnival Dance & Percussion) 
  • In Lak'ech Danza Azteca (Aztec Mexican) 
  • Locura (Califas Mestizo) 
  • Los Alegres Callejeros (Latin Tropicál) 
  • Orquesta Bembé  (Salsa)
  • Razteria (Alternative Latin Groove) & More! 

The Laurel Street Fair World Music Festival is an admission free, all ages community fundraiser and celebration of art, cuisine, dance and music from around the globe. Funds raised from the festival go directly back into the Laurel District community; helping to provide public art projects, graffiti and trash removal, street-scape improvements, facade improvements and to help promote the many wonderful small businesses that make the Laurel District so special.

The Laurel StreetFair World Music Festival is lovingly produced by a small and dedicated team of Oakland natives and Oakland residents who love the Laurel and care about creating positive events that bring the community together over and over.

After you’ve enjoyed your day at the Laurel StreetFair World Music Festival, come back and visit us in the Laurel District!


Laurel District Association is looking for business owners who are interested in the opportunity to showcase your business by sponsoring 2023 Laurel StreetFair World Music Festival, which is a huge event. There will be 15,000+ consumers attending this annual celebration which will allow them to see your business name all day. There are a few different levels of sponsorship which are designed to meet your business needs. Click the button to learn more.