Oakland could easily lay claim to the title of festival capital of the San Francisco Bay Area. Distinct traditions and stories come alive throughout The Town with the presence of diverse cultural communities. Artists, musicians, innovators, change makers and so many fascinating people and organizations that contribute to Oakland life inspire creativity on every level. Maybe that’s why nearly every weekend brings another festival or epic event to Oakland.

Here’s a quick roundup of the upcoming festivals, arts, culture, culinary and other events that you definitely don’t want to miss this summer!