Oaklands Lineup of Events Makes The Town the Place to Be this Summer

(Oakland, CA) Oaklands summer festival season kicks off in July and its cooler than ever. Oakland offers diverse experiences for all audiences, from bicycle enthusiasts to music fans, barbeque lovers to wine aficionados, parade goers to foodies. Check out some highlights from Oaklands summer lineup.

PEDALFEST Saturday, July 25 from 11AM7PM @ Jack London Square pedalfestjacklondon.com The celebration related to all-things bicycling, returns to Oakland. Free to attend, the annual event will fill the Oakland waterfront with more that 20,000 biking enthusiasts, bicycle-themed entertainment, food and exhibits. Live performances include bicycling daredevils showing off stunts on a velodrome and ramp! ART + SOUL August 12 @ Downtown Oakland artandsouloakland.com August brings back the 15th annual Oaklands popular art, music and food festival. Downtown Oakland is transformed into a creative, musical, and family-friendly playground. Enjoy musical acts on three stages featuring headliners Oaklands own Sheila E. and the Family Stone. Festivalgoers will also be treated with live art performances from BANDALOOP, the pioneering vertical dance company whos last performance scaling off the sides of Oakland City Hall generated 2 million views on YouTube! URBAN WINE XPERIENCE Saturday, August 1 from 1PM4PM @ Jack London Market Building, 55 Harrison Street eastbayvintners.com/uwx Those in the know, know that Oakland has 11 urban wineries. Sample tastings from Oakland winemakers as well as other East Bay wineries. Hosted by the East Bay Vintners Alliance, the event is your chance to explore the different winemakers outside of wine country. OAKLAND PRIDE Sunday, September 13 Parade 10:30AM @ Broadway & 14th Street Festival 11AM7PM @ Broadway & 20th Street oaklandpride.org Celebrate the culture and diversity of Oaklands Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) community! Kick off the morning with the free parade through Downtown Oakland and spend the day with your Pride family and friends. Enjoy great food, live music, a family and childrens garden and a wedding pavilion! EAT REAL FESTIVAL September 1820 @ Jack London Square eatrealfest.com Foodies rejoice! The food truck extravaganza returns to Jack London Square for a 3-day escapade to tantalize the taste buds. Attendance is free to the public and entree items are $8 or less. Dine on a budget while splurging on flavor and fun. OAKLAND MUSIC FESTIVAL September 1826 @ Downtown Oakland oaklandmusicfestival.com Celebrate Oaklands cultural revival with talented artists and social entrepreneurs as you immerse yourself in a weeklong festival of events and unique live performances. Oaklands commitment to individuality and creative expression is showcased in the musical acts that are expected to draw 8-10K people this year. Check out Visit Oaklands website for a full list of summer concerts and festivals. For more ideas on how to spend a cool summer in Oakland and for summer hotel and travel deals, visit visitoakland.org/coolsummer.


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