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14th Annual Art & Soul Oakland
14th Street at Broadway
Aug. 2 & 3, 2014
The festival that launched downtown Oakland’s transformation as the Bay Area’s hottest dining and arts scene, Art & Soul Oakland will sizzle this year with two art- and music-packed days featuring live R&B, Rock, Blues, Jazz and Indie sounds performed by national recording artists and top local talent. This year’s event also features hundreds of artisan booths; gourmet global cuisine and mobile food trucks; and for kids, carnival rides, music, art activities and costumed characters.

First Friday Art Walk
Midtown Oakland Arts District includes premier galleries, cafes, bars, and restaurants open on First Friday and within walking distance of each other. Throughout Midtown, Downtown Oakland First F 5-8p

Art Murmur
On the first Friday of every month, galleries throughout Oakland stay open late. A truely festive event. Check website for participating galleries. Throughout Oakland First F 6-9p

Lunar New Year Bazaar
Oakland Chinatown, Jan. 18 & 19, 2014

5th Anniversary Oakland Running Festival
Snow Park, March 23

4th of July Celebration
Jack London Square, July 4

14th Annual Art + Soul Oakland
Frank Ogawa Plaza/City Center, Aug. 2 & 3, Noon-6p

Chinatown Streetfest
Chinatown, Aug. 23 & 24

Oakland Pride Festival
Uptown District, Aug. 31 Paid Admission

Eat Real Fest
Jack London Square, TBA

Black Cowboy Parade
DeFremery Park, Oct. 4

Holiday Tree Lighting
Jack London Square, Dec. 5

Oakland Holiday Parade
11th St. & Clay to 19th St. & Harrison, Dec. 6

This is a listing of major annual outdoor events, which are subject to change.
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