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Special Events


August

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  • Waterfront Flicks | The Grand Budapest Hotel

    Waterfront Flicks | The Grand Budapest Hotel

    Thursday August 27 | Festivities Around 7:15 PM | Movie begins at Sundown Around 8:15 PM

    Ferry Lawn (Bring blankets and chairs.)

    Cozy up on the waterfront this summer for free outdoor screenings of hit movies, as part of the annual Waterfront Flicks series. From date night to family flick night, moviegoers can start their evenings early with dinner at one of Jack London Square's waterfront restaurants, or pick-up a quick bite from one of the casual eateries to enjoy during the screening. Moviegoers should arrive early with blankets in-hand for pre-film festivities including small eats, trivia and giveaways.

    Follow our Facebook event page for more details and photo's from the events!


  • Dancing Under the Stars

    Dancing Under the Stars

    Friday, August 28  |  8:30pm - 10:00pm

    Foot of Broadway

    From experienced dancers to jiving newbies, everyone is invited to an evening of rhythm, grooving and Dancing Under the Stars! Dancers will kick-up their heels and pack Jack London Square for free dance lessons. Each Friday night, Jack London Square will host a different dance theme including the Cha Cha, Salsa, West Coast Swing and Swing Time Swing. The festive, free dance lessons are brought to you, in part, by Professional Dance Instructors Vanessa Montoya of VM Dance and Bradley Montoya. Lessons begin at 8:30 PM, followed by a dance party, at 9 PM to try out all the new moves. www.jacklondonsquare.com | 510.645.9292

    Upcoming Dates:

    Friday, August 28 Salsa

    For more information and updates, follow our Facebook Event Page.


  • Oakland Triathlon Festival

    Oakland Triathlon Festival

    Friday, August 28  |  11:00am - 5:00pm
    Saturday, August 29  |  5:00am - 1:00pm

    Throughout Jack London Square

    The Oakland Triathlon Festival is all about the incredible triathlon community in Northern California. The largest west coast urban triathlon will feature Sprint and Olympic distances for both new and experienced endurance athletes while showcasing the beautiful city of Oakland.

    • Friday is Registration + Expo
    • Saturday is Race, Awards + Festivities 

    For more information, visit www.oaklandtri.com.


  • All aboard! Free Port of Oakland Harbor Tours

    All aboard! Free Port of Oakland Harbor Tours

    4:00 pm and 6:30 pm (two daily tours)

    U.S.S. Potomac, Jack London Square (Clay and Water streets)
    Take a FREE, 90-minute narrated harbor tour from the Oakland Estuary to San Francisco Bay on the historic ship, U.S.S. Potomac. Learn about the Port of Oakland, its operations and economic impact on the region. There will be two cruises every month on designated Friday afternoons from June through October 2015. To sign up, visit: www.portofoakland.com


September

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  • Sing-Along Cinema | Mamma Mia!

    Sing-Along Cinema | Mamma Mia!

    Thursday September 3rd | Festivities Around 7:30 PM | Movie begins at Sundown Around 8:30 PM

    Ferry Lawn (bring blankets and chairs)

    Enjoy an evening of song, dance and movie classics on the waterfront with free outdoor screenings of popular musicals. This lively film series will screen fan favorites on special evenings at sundown. Cinemagoers are invited to show up in costume dressed as their favorite character and sing-along to their favorite songs. Join the fun and a little bit of madness at this starry night sing-along.

    Upcoming Movies:

    Thursday, September 3 | Mamma Mia!
    Friday, October 9 | Hairspray

    Follow our Facebook event page for more details and photo's from the events!


  • Bocanova's 6th Anniversary Celebration

    Bocanova's 6th Anniversary Celebration

    Bocanova
    Please join us in celebrating our 6th anniversary. This annual event is a benefit dinner and silent auction supporting OAKLAND FUND FOR THE ARTS, one of our favorite contributors to the Oakland Public Schools. Help us bring the arts back to school while enjoying a cool summer evening in historic Jack London Square. We'll provide the music, wine and family-style dinner, you provide the good company!

    6PM - Appetizers and wine on the patio with live music

    6PM – 8PM Silent auction and instant wine cellar

    7:30PM - Family-style dinner in the restaurant

    $130/person through August 27. $140 after.

    Limited Seating. To purchase tickets go to https://oaklandfundforthearts.ejoinme.org/?tabid=701809

  • Live Music, Sister Winery Tasting and Featured Artist Meet and Greet

    Live Music, Sister Winery Tasting and Featured Artist Meet and Greet

    Rosenblum Cellars
    Featuring wine tasting with Acacia Vineyards, mingling with featured artist and live music by Craig Perry - classical and jazz guitarist. 
    www.rosenblumcellars.com | 510.645.9823

  • Pickin' on the Potomac with High Country

    Pickin' on the Potomac with High Country

    Friday, September 11  |  7:30pm - 9:30pm

    Presidential Yacht Potomac
    Have a stompin' good time with Bluegrass music! $25 per person with all proceeds to support programs for East Bay children. www.usspotomac.org | 510.627.1215.

  • Jack Of All Trades

    Jack Of All Trades

    Saturday, September 12  |  11:00am - 5:00pm

    Throughout Jack London Square
    Jack of All Trades will fill Jack London Square with a curated mix of local makers, indie designers, antique dealers, collectors, artists, start-ups and more brought together by the Treasure Island Flea. Free to the public, this eclectic market will feature one-of-a-kind items, live music and several free DIY workshops for all ages. Jack of All Trades will take place on the second Saturday of each month. For additional information on Jack of All Trades, visit www.JackofAllTradesOakland.com.

  • Islands, Shipyards & Estuary Cruise

    Islands, Shipyards & Estuary Cruise

    Thursday, September 17  |  10:30am - 1:30pm

    Presidential Yacht Potomac
    Explore the islands of San Francisco Bay and learn the history of the amazingly productive shipyards from the WW II era. This fully narrated cruise includes a gourmet box lunch. For more information and tickets, visit www.usspotomac.org or call 510.627.1215.

  • Eat Real Festival 2015

    Eat Real Festival 2015

    Friday, September 18  |  1:00pm - 9:00pm
    Saturday, September 19  |  10:30am - 9:00pm
    Sunday, September 20  |  10:30am - 5:00pm

    Throughout Jack London Square
    For three straight days, Jack London Square will transform into an epic playground of delicious eats – the annual Eat Real Festival, a celebration of good food! Free to attend, Eat Real celebrates all things tasty, fresh and handmade with a focus on local, organic and sustainable ingredients. No dish costs more than $8. www.eatrealfest.com | 510.842.1017

  • Full Moon Paddle | Total Lunar Eclipse

    Full Moon Paddle | Total Lunar Eclipse

    Sunday, September 27th

    California Canoe & Kayak
    Enjoy an evening of moonlight paddling on the Oakland estuary with California Canoe & Kayak. Everyone is invited to experience the calm waters and city lights on this leisure adventure that starts at sunset. For more information, visit www.calkayak.com.


October

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  • Live Music, Sister Winery Tasting and Featured Artist Meet and Greet

    Live Music, Sister Winery Tasting and Featured Artist Meet and Greet

    Friday, October 2  |  6:00pm - 9:00pm

    Rosenblum Cellar's Tasting Room
    Featuring wine tasting with Acacia Vineyards, mingling with featured artist and live music by Billy Schaub (opened for The Ramones, Chris Isaak, Credence Clearwater Revisited and Drama Rama). www.rosenblumcellars.com  | 510.645.9823

  • Sing-Along Cinema | Hairspray

    Sing-Along Cinema | Hairspray

    Friday, October 9th | Festivities Around 7:30 PM | Movie begins at Sundown Around 8:30 PM

    Ferry Lawn (bring blankets and chairs)

    Enjoy an evening of song, dance and movie classics on the waterfront with free outdoor screenings of popular musicals. This lively film series will screen fan favorites on special evenings at sundown. Cinemagoers are invited to show up in costume dressed as their favorite character and sing-along to their favorite songs. Join the fun and a little bit of madness at this starry night sing-along.

    Upcoming Movies:

    Friday, October 9 | Hairspray

    Follow our Facebook event page for more details and photo's from the events!


  • Tall Ships

    Tall Ships

    Friday, October 9th - Thursday, October 15th

    Foot of Broadway
    Jack London Square will be home to tall ship Lady Washington as it tours the ports of California. The public is invited to enjoy special walk-on tours and even special ticketed sails on Saturdays and Sundays. www.historicalseaport.org | 800.200.5239

  • Jack Of All Trades

    Jack Of All Trades

    Saturday, October 10  |  11:00am - 5:00pm

    Throughout Jack London Square
    Jack of All Trades will fill Jack London Square with a curated mix of local makers, indie designers, antique dealers, collectors, artists, start-ups and more brought together by the Treasure Island Flea. Free to the public, this eclectic market will feature one-of-a-kind items, live music and several free DIY workshops for all ages. Jack of All Trades will take place on the second Saturday of each month. For additional information on Jack of All Trades, visit www.JackofAllTradesOakland.com.

  • Support Strokes Paddle

    Support Strokes Paddle

    Saturday, October 10th | 8am

    California Canoe & Kayak
    Support Strokes Paddle to benefit the Charlotte Maxwell Complementary Clinic (CCMC). The CCMC is a community of dedicated women volunteers with the common goal of offering complementary alternative medicine treatments to women with cancer. Join us for a fun paddle for a great cause and spend the day on the water. www.calkayak.com

  • Pickin' on the Potomac with Snap Jackson & the Knock Wood Players

    Pickin' on the Potomac with Snap Jackson & the Knock Wood Players

    Friday, October 16  |  7:30pm - 9:30pm

    Presidential Yacht Potomac
    Have a stompin' good time with Bluegrass music! $25 per person with all proceeds to support programs for East Bay children. www.usspotomac.org | 510.627.1215.

  • Patchwork Show: Modern Makers Festival

    Patchwork Show: Modern Makers Festival

    Saturday, October 24  |  11:00am - 5:00pm

    Throughout Jack London Square
    This modern makers festival features more than 140 local artists, crafters and designers showcasing a variety of handmade goods including clothing, art, paper goods, accessories, house-wares and more. Free to attend, enjoy an afternoon of shopping, music and free DIY crafting stations, as well as enjoy a selection of artisan food vendors. www.patchworkshow.com.

  • Historic Bridges on San Francisco Bay Cruise

    Historic Bridges on San Francisco Bay Cruise

    Saturday, October 24  |  10:30am - 1:30pm

    Hop onboard for a viewing of the Bay Area's three important bridges – include history, construction, tall tales and lunch. www.usspotomac.org | 510.627.1215.

  • United Nations Parade

    United Nations Parade

    Saturday, October 24  |  11:00am - 1:00pm

    Celebrate the anniversary of the United Nations at this special flag-raising program and enjoy a parade of flags from throughout the world.

  • Full Moon Paddle

    Full Moon Paddle

    Tuesday, October 27th

    California Canoe & Kayak
    Enjoy an evening of moonlight paddling on the Oakland estuary with California Canoe & Kayak. Everyone is invited to experience the calm waters and city lights on this leisure adventure that starts at sunset. For more information, visit www.calkayak.com.


November

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  • Live Music, Sister Winery Tasting and Featured Artist Meet and Greet

    Live Music, Sister Winery Tasting and Featured Artist Meet and Greet

    Friday, November 6  |  6:00pm - 9:00pm

    Rosenblum Cellar's Tasting Room
    Featuring wine tasting with Acacia Vineyards, mingling with featured artist and live music by Mads Tolling - internationally renowned violinist and composer. www.rosenblumcellars.com | 510.645.9823