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Visit Oakland

Clockwise from top: Aubrey McClellan (2); Greg Linhares/City of Oakland (2); Tom Tomkinson; Greg Linhares/City of Oakland; Sabrina Merlo; Greg Linhares/City of Oakland Oakland Pride Parade + Festival The LGBTQ procession is followed by music at themed soundstages, local food vendors and a family area with kids’ carnival rides. oaklandpride.org October Autumn Lights Festival Roam the Gardens at Lake Merritt at night and take in the dramatically lit art installations. gardensatlakemerritt.org (search “autumn lights”) East Bay Mini Maker Faire Tap into the DIY movement (from robotics to urban farming), with projects, workshops and inventor demos. ebmakerfaire.com Oakland Black Cowboy Parade & Festival Stetson-sporting riders bring the Old West to town in this tribute to African-American cowboys. blackcowboyassociation.org Oaktoberfest Festival of craft beer, with live music and German-inspired food. oaktoberfest.org Rockridge Out & About Live music, street entertainment and good eats. rockridgeoutandabout.com November Día de los Muertos The fiesta showcases Mexican food, music, Aztec-style dancers and commemorative altars. unitycouncil. org/dia-de-los-muertos Walking Tours Dive deep into Oakland’s neighborhoods, architecture and history. City-sponsored tours are twice weekly from May through October. Oakland Urban Paths heads out the second Saturday of every month. oaklandnet.com/ walkingtours; oaklandurbanpaths.org Clockwise from left: Historic buildings in Old Oakland (left and above), the streets of Chinatown, the Fox Theater on Telegraph Avenue December Fairy Winterland Children’s Fairyland welcomes the season with a Festival of Lights Parade and crafts projects—plus visits by the jolly fellow with the beard. fairyland.org Let Us Break Bread Together Holiday songs from many traditions, by Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir, Oakland Symphony and others. oigc.org; oaklandsymphony.org (search “break bread”) Lighted Yacht Parade Boats decked out in holiday lights sail past Jack London Square. lightedyachtparade.com ZooLights The Oakland Zoo is transformed into a wonderland every evening with thousands of twinkly lights. oaklandzoo.org V i s i t o a k l a n d . o r g 6 7


Visit Oakland
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