Annual Events in Oakland, CA

Whether you are a fan of special events, sports, concerts, happy hour, farmers market, community celebrations, street events, or film debut, Oakland is the place you need to be all year round. In this article, we explore some of annual events that take place in this vibrant city.

The Summer Cocktails of the Farmers Market

If you have been having a very busy year so far, why don’t you come to Oakland and relax under palm trees as your drink a cool glass of cocktail drink at the Summer Cocktails of the Farmers Market which takes place on the first day of august at the Jack London Square.

Despite being a new event which is taking place for the second time since its inception in 2017, this event organized by the United States Bartenders Guild and CUESA  is doubtlessly one of the most glamorous events in Oakland, CA.

Regardless of the cocktail you love, the talented bartenders in this place will give it to you. Also, sit back and watch farmers as they display their melons, berries, tomatoes, and other fresh farm produce.

 

Holiday Tree Lighting

This is an annual event that is geared towards welcoming the festive season every year. Thousands of people assemble at the Jack London Square every 2nd day of December and light up the holiday tree.

Oakland Chinatown Lunar New Year Bazaar

This event takes place in early February every year. At this time, people enjoy the Chinese New Year in an event graced with a lot of food, and countless family fun.

Oakland Running Festival

Do you love athletics? Are you a fan of running for a good course? Well, if you do, then you need to check out the Oakland Running Festival. This event takes place in April, and features a full-marathon, half-marathon, kids run, and 5K races. Come and run through the streets of Oakland CA, as you admire its beauty and help in raising money that will help the less fortunate in society.

Art + Soul Oakland

This is a two-day street event that features lots of food that depict different cultures from all over the world, art, and live music. It takes place in august in downtown Oakland.

Eat Real Fest

This is an event that celebrates local food and drinks. Come and enjoy local beers, wines, and food from local vendors. It is a free festival that takes place for three consecutive days in September.

Deck the Hulls!’ Lighted Yacht Parade

This is an annual boat parade that includes boats decorated with holiday lights. The boats are taken from Fortman Marina to Jack London Square. Without doubt, this is one of the most beautiful events in Oakland that you cannot afford to miss. It takes place of the 13th on December every year.