Submit an Event

We want to help spread the word about your event! Check out our guidelines and submit your event below.

Our primary purpose is to list arts and cultural events happening in the Oakland area; concerts, theatre, literary events, dance, etc; museum and art gallery exhibitions, festivals and large public sporting events. Events must be open to the public and of interest to potential visitors: meetings, most fundraisers and membership-only events will not be listed. Events outside of Oakland will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Currently we are unable to list classes and educational workshops. Submissions must be received at least one month in advance; earlier is preferred. Listings are free and inclusion is up to the discretion of Visit Oakland.

SUBMIT ONLINE (form below)

Please submit a brief 40-50 word description, along with event name, location, sponsoring organization, contact information, hours, location, admission fees (if applicable), and website address.


Press releases or event submissions may be sent to


Please note that there is a data publishing process and events will not appear in the calendar immediately. Please allow up to two weeks for your submission to be published.

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