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Special Events



  • CUESA Farmer's Market

    CUESA Farmer's Market

    from Sunday, February 11  |  12:00am

    Webster Palm Plaza

    Founded in 1989, the Jack London Square Farmers Market has deep roots in Oakland, providing a vibrant waterfront marketplace for Bay Area families. The Jack London Square Farmers Market is operated by CUESA at Oakland’s Jack London Square on Sundays (10 am to 3 pm), year round, rain or shine.

    With more than 40 vendors, the Jack London Square Farmers Market offers local produce, food craft products, and breakfast and lunch options. See our seller lineup »
    Every Sunday we also offer free education programs, such as cooking demos, tastings, and kids activities. Check out our calendar of upcoming events »

  • The Buck

    The Buck

    Sunday, February 18  |  12:00am - 12:00am

    Introducing The Buck to Jack London Square! The Buck is held every 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month from 11 a.m.– 4 p.m., running concurrently with Jack London Square Farmers Market, giving people easy access to an assortment of vendors selling unique clothing, jewelry, fresh produce, delicious food, and much much more.



  • Second Saturday's

    Second Saturday's

    from Saturday, March 10  |  12:00am

    Second Saturdays, a new monthly open air market on the Oakland waterfront, featuring up to 100 artisan vendors, children’s activities, live entertainment, and great food from local vendors and favorite eateries. True to its namesake, Second Saturday will be held every second Saturday of the month from 11 a.m.–5 p.m. The flagship monthly event is open to the public and free to attend. The Second Saturday series kicks off on Saturday, March 10 and runs through the year.

    Hosted by Wiggins Consulting and Jack London Square, the new series will feature independent vendors with a strong Bay Area presence, including Imagination Unlimited, Old School Copes, and the Lisa Inez. Second Saturday serves as a platform for local entrepreneurs and business owners to showcase their products and services at a monthly family festive event.

    Each Second Saturday will have their own event page on Facebook, which will continue to be updated with the participating vendors and activities leading up to the respective date. These events are available on Jack London Square’s Facebook page:


    LOCAL VENDORS! Would you like to be a part of Second Saturday? We'd love to have you! Please click here to apply.

  • Beer & Bacon

    Beer & Bacon

    The Oakland Bacon and Beer Festival is coming back to Jack London Square! On Saturday, March 10th from 2:30pm to 5:00pm at the Market Building at Jack London Square, @eat Boston, Bison Organic Beer and Oakland Grown present the annual Oakland Bacon and Beer Festival as a fundraiser for Oakland Grown.


    Details to come!

  • Tall Ships - Lady Washington & Hawaiian Chieftain

    Tall Ships - Lady Washington & Hawaiian Chieftain

    Friday, March 16  |  12:00am - Monday, February 26  |  12:00am

    Public Dock at Broadway

    Tall Ships Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain, official ambassadors of Washington state, will visit Oakland from March 16th – 26th and offer exciting Adventure Sails, Battle Sails and Vessel Tours from the dock. Vessel Tours open the ships to the public for a suggested donation of $5 per person. Come check out the ship and meet her crew!

    Sailing guests will embark on a two or three-hour experience. Adventure Sails feature sailing as it was done for hundreds of years. Join in a sea shanty, enjoy breathtaking views, and meet the modern day crew that travels the west coast. Battle Sails feature fast-paced maneuvering and live black powder cannon fire as the ships vie to win the battle.

    A ticket is required for all sailing passengers, including babies. Children 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Refreshments are not provided, but guests are welcome to bring their own (no glass containers, please). Accessibility is addressed on a case-by-case basis, so please talk to us ahead of time to be sure we can accommodate your needs.

    Call 1-800-200-5239 for tickets and information or CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE.
    A ticket is not required for Vessel Tours.


    March 16 (Friday)
    March 17 (Saturday)
    Vessel Tours: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. ($5 donation)
    Battle Sail: 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. ($42-$75)
    March 18 (Sunday)
    Adventure Sail: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. ($42-$59) (Sailing on Lady Washington)
    Battle Sail: 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. ($42-$75)
    March 19 (Monday)
    March 20 (Tuesday)
    Vessel Tours: 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. ($5 donation)
    March 21 (Wednesday)
    Vessel Tours: 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. ($5 donation)
    March 22 (Thursday)
    Vessel Tours: 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. ($5 donation)
    March 23 (Friday)
    Vessel Tours: 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. ($5 donation)
    March 24 (Saturday)
    Vessel Tours: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. ($5 donation)
    Battle Sail: 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. ($42-$75)
    March 25 (Sunday)
    Vessel Tours: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. ($5 donation)
    Adventure Sail: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. ($42-$59)
    Battle Sail: 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. ($42-$75)
    March 26 (Monday)
    Passage: Oakland to TBD



  • Oakland Dance Festival

    Oakland Dance Festival

    from Saturday, April 28  |  12:00am

    Dance-A-Vision Oakland Dance Festival brings the best local dancers, choreographers, studios and teachers to Jack London Square for one day of fabulous rhythm and fun. This festival will showcase a dazzling array of dance genres including jazz, ballet, modern, hip-hop, folkloric dance and more. From little ones to professional adults, dancers of all ages will perform and celebrate the power of dance. In addition to performances, this event will feature workshops, master classes, lecture demonstrations and more.

    More 2018 details to come!