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Special Events


July

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  • Dancing Under the Stars | Cha Cha

    Dancing Under the Stars | Cha Cha

    Friday, July 1  |  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. 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. Every Friday night beginning at 8:30 PM throughout the summer months, Jack London Square will host a ½ hour dance lesson (including the Cha Cha, Rumba, Salsa and Swing Time Swing) taught by professional dance instructor Bradley Montoya and followed by a mixed music dance party from 9 PM - 10 PM.

    Come and enjoy this free, festive and fun evening!

    Upcoming Dates: 

    • Friday | July 1 (Cha Cha)
    • Friday | July 8 (East Coast Swing – Single Time)
    • Friday | July 15 (Salsa)
    • Friday | July 22 (Bachata)
    • Friday | July 29 (Night Club 2 Step)

    Visit: www.jacklondonsquare.com | 510.645.9292


  • Free Port of Oakland Harbor Tours

    Free Port of Oakland Harbor Tours

    July 1st, 15th, and 29th

    Port of Oakland
    Take a FREE 90-minute narrated harbor tour from the Oakland Estuary to the San Francisco Bay on the beautiful Commodore Pinot Noir. Learn about how the Port of Oakland handles more than 2 million cargo containers annually. Visitors can register for free harbor tours on the Port of Oakland website at www.portofoakland.com 

    2016 Harbor Tour Schedule:
    • Jul. 1, 15 and 29
    • Aug. 12 and 26
    • Sept. 16 and 30
    • Oct. 14 and 28

  • CUESA’s Jack London Square Farmers Market

    CUESA’s Jack London Square Farmers Market

    Sunday, July 3  |  9:00am - 2:00pm

    Throughout Jack London Square
    Every Sunday, the new CUESA's Jack London Farmers Market will fill the waterfront with a crew of farmers and sellers offering fruits, vegetables, specialty foods, flowers and more. Free cooking demos, culinary educations classes and other events will also take place. CUESA (Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture) is the new operator of Jack London Square's Farmers Market.

    Visit: www.cuesa.org | 415.291.3276

  • July 4th Festival of Family Fun

    July 4th Festival of Family Fun

    Monday, July 4  |  11:00am - 4:00pm

    Throughout Jack London Square
    Celebrate Independence Day at the Jack London Square July 4th Festival of Family Fun. This festive day will fill the waterfront with interactive activities and entertainment for both parents and children. Enjoy playtime at Riveropolis, watch stilt walkers perform and experience creative puppetry. Free to attend, the July 4th Festival of Family Fun will also feature tasty treats, music and much more!

    Visit: www.jacklondonsquare.com | 510.645.9292 (Sorry no fireworks!)

  • Independence Day Cruise

    Independence Day Cruise

    Monday, July 4  |  7:30pm - 10:30pm

    USS Potomac
    Celebrate with a fireworks cruise on board the USS Potomac, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's Floating White House. Cruise into San Francisco Bay for a front row, water view of the festivities. Enjoy fireworks, sweets, sips and nibbles to celebrate!

    For more information and tickets, visit www.usspotomac.org or call 510.627.1215

  • Waterfront Flicks |

    Waterfront Flicks | "Selena"

    Thursday July 7th | Festivities Around 8 PM | Movie begins at Sundown Around 9 PM

    Ferry Lawn (Bring blankets and chairs.)

    In partnership with the Monterey Bay Aquarium, 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.

    "The true story of Selena Quintanilla-Perez, a Texas-born Tejano singer who rose from cult status to performing at the Astrodome, as well as having chart topping albums on the Latin music charts."

    Upcoming Movies: 

    • July 21st: Star Wars: The Force Awakens
    • August 4th: East Side Sushi
    • August 18th: The Pursuit of Happyness

    Visit: www.jacklondonsquare.com | 510.645.9292


  • Jack Of All Trades

    Jack Of All Trades

    Saturday, July 9  |  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. 

    Visit: www.JackofAllTradesOakland.com | 415.898.0245

  • Pickin' on the Potomac with the Gary Mendoza Band

    Pickin' on the Potomac with the Gary Mendoza Band

    Sunday, July 10  |  7:30pm - 9:30pm

    USS Potomac

    Have a stompin' good time with fantastic Bluegrass music in the intimate setting of the President's Saloon, dockside on board the USS Potomac. Tours are available starting at 6:30 PM, along with beer, wine and nibbles for sale. Tickets are $25 per person with all proceeds supporting educational programs for East Bay children.

    Visit www.usspotomac.org or call 510.627.1215


  • Jack's Night Market

    Jack's Night Market

    Friday, July 15  |  6:00pm - 10:00pm

    Throughout Jack London Square

    Enjoy a captivating evening of merriment and verve—with an eclectic mix of local makers, music, tasty eats, eccentric fun and an exciting array of quirky entertainment and surprises! From local crafts to street performers, this free vibrant outdoor bazaar will celebrate all that is Oakland. New this year is the Pro Arts Alley featuring visual and interactive arts, the Truck Stop – a collection of trucks selling jewelry to accessories as well as games and entertainment. Beer and wine sales benefit Pro Arts – an Oakland based nonprofit arts organization that encourages change in and through the arts to invigorate our communities.

    Vendor Application
    Food Vendor Application

    Visit: www.jacklondonsquare.com | 510.645.9292


  • Full Moon Paddle

    Full Moon Paddle

    July 19th | 7:00 pm

    California Canoe & Kayak

    Enjoy an evening of moonlight paddling on the Oakland estuary and experience the calm waters and city lights on this leisure sunset adventure.

    Visit: www.calkayak.com


  • Waterfront Flicks |

    Waterfront Flicks | "Star Wars: The Force Awakens"

    Thursday July 21st | Festivities Around 8 PM | Movie begins at Sundown Around 9 PM

    Ferry Lawn (Bring blankets and chairs.)

    In partnership with the Monterey Bay Aquarium, 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.

    "Three decades after the defeat of the Galactic Empire, a new threat arises. The First Order attempts to rule the galaxy and only a ragtag group of heroes can stop them, along with the help of the Resistance."

    Upcoming Movies: 

    • August 4th: East Side Sushi
    • August 18th: The Pursuit of Happyness

    Visit: www.jacklondonsquare.com | 510.645.9292


  • Flights and Lights

    Flights and Lights

    Friday, July 22  |  7:00pm - 9:00pm

    USS Potomac
    Enjoy a wine and cheese tasting cruise on board the USS Potomac featuring Lake County wineries. Sip wine and nibble on fruit and cheese while enjoying the lights of the City. All proceeds benefit educational programs.

    For more information and tickets, visit www.usspotomac.org or call 510.627.1215.

  • PedalFest

    PedalFest

    Saturday, July 23  |  11:00am - 7:00pm

    Throughout Jack London Square
    Pedalfest rolls into Jack London Square to celebrate all-things cycling at the Bay Area's premier bicycle festival. In partnership with Bike East Bay, this annual event will pack the waterfront with more than 20,000 biking enthusiasts enjoying bicycle-themed entertainment, food and exhibits. Free to attend, Pedalfest-goers will enjoy cycling daredevils performing in a 30-foot Whiskeydrome; eye-popping two-wheeled stunts by pro riders; pedal-powered food; and a dazzling collection of new, vintage and handmade bikes from all over the Bay Area. In collaboration with the Bike East Bay and Bay Area Bikes, this amazing family festival celebrates all-things bicycles! Live music, bike demos, stunts, pedal powered stage, rides, art and food.

    Visit: pedalfestjacklondon.com | 510.645.9292

  • Pickin' on the Potomac with Blue & Lonesome

    Pickin' on the Potomac with Blue & Lonesome

    Friday, July 29  |  7:30pm - 9:30pm

    USS Potomac

    Date: Friday, July 29
    Time: 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    Location: USS Potomac

    Have a stompin' good time with fantastic Bluegrass music in the intimate setting of the President's Saloon, dockside on board the USS Potomac. Tours are available starting at 6:30 PM, along with beer, wine and nibbles for sale. Tickets are $25 per person with all proceeds supporting educational programs for East Bay children. For more information, visit www.usspotomac.org or call 510.627.1215

  • Oakland Triathlon

    Oakland Triathlon

    Saturday, July 30  |  10:00am - 5:00pm
    Sunday, July 31  |  7:00am - 11:00am

    Throughout Jack London Square
    The Oakland Triathlon Festival is the largest west coast urban triathlon and is all about the incredible triathlon community in Northern California. The race showcases the beautiful City of Oakland and generates fundraising for Oakland sports programs as well as the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America. The Oakland Triathlon Festival features Sprint and Olympic distances for new and experienced athletes. The event will begin in the Oakland Estuary and finish in Jack London Square.

    Visit: www.oaklandtri.com 


August

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  • Waterfront Flicks |

    Waterfront Flicks | "East Side Sushi"

    Thursday August 4th | Festivities Around 8 PM | Movie begins at Sundown Around 9 PM

    Ferry Lawn (Bring blankets and chairs.)

    In partnership with the Monterey Bay Aquarium, 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.

    "Single mom Juana can slice and dice anything with great speed and precision. After working at a fruit-vending cart for years, she decides to take a job at a local Japanese restaurant."

    Upcoming Movies: 

    • August 18th: The Pursuit of Happyness

    Visit: www.jacklondonsquare.com | 510.645.9292


  • Dancing Under the Stars | East Coast Swing

    Dancing Under the Stars | East Coast Swing

    Friday, August 5  |  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. Every Friday night beginning at 8:30 PM throughout the summer months, Jack London Square will host a ½ hour dance lesson (including the Cha Cha, Rumba, Salsa and Swing Time Swing) taught by professional dance instructor Bradley Montoya and followed by a mixed music dance party from 9 PM - 10 PM.

    Come and enjoy this free, festive and fun evening!

    Dates: 

    • Friday | August 5 (East Coast Swing – Single Time)
    • Friday | August 12 (Merengue)
    • Friday | August 19 (Line Dance)
    • Friday | August 26 (Salsa)

    Visit: www.jacklondonsquare.com | 510.645.9292


  • Blues Cruise with The Hucklebucks

    Blues Cruise with The Hucklebucks

    Sunday, August 7  |  3:00pm - 5:00pm

    USS Potomac
    Enjoy blues on the water with a 2-hour cruise and wonderful live music - a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon! Beer, wine and nibbles available for purchase. Tickets are $55 per person with all proceeds supporting educational programs for children.

    Visit www.usspotomac.org or call 510.627.1215

  • Pickin' on the Potomac with Bill Evans

    Pickin' on the Potomac with Bill Evans

    Friday, August 12  |  7:30pm - 9:30pm

    USS Potomac
    Have a stompin' good time with fantastic Bluegrass music in the intimate setting of the President's Saloon, dockside on board the USS Potomac. Tours are available starting at 6:30 PM, along with beer, wine and nibbles for sale. Tickets are $25 per person with all proceeds supporting educational programs for East Bay children.

    Visit www.usspotomac.org or call 510.627.1215

  • Jack Of All Trades

    Jack Of All Trades

    Saturday, August 13  |  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. 

    Visit: www.JackofAllTradesOakland.com | 415.898.0245

  • Waterfront Flicks |

    Waterfront Flicks | "The Pursuit of Happyness"

    Thursday August 18th | Festivities Around 8 PM | Movie begins at Sundown Around 9 PM

    Ferry Lawn (Bring blankets and chairs.)

    In partnership with the Monterey Bay Aquarium, 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.

    "A struggling salesman takes custody of his son as he's poised to begin a life-changing professional endeavor."

    Visit: www.jacklondonsquare.com | 510.645.9292


  • Sing – Along Cinema |

    Sing – Along Cinema | "Glee 3D"

    Thursday August 25th | 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:

    September 16th: Mary Poppins
    October 7th: The Sound of Music

    Visit: www.jacklondonsquare.com or call 510.645.9292


  • Flights and Lights

    Flights and Lights

    Friday, August 26  |  7:00pm - 9:00pm

    USS Potomac
    Enjoy a wine and cheese tasting cruise on board the USS Potomac featuring Lake County wineries. Sip wine and nibble on fruit and cheese while enjoying the lights of the City. All proceeds benefit educational programs.

    For more information and tickets, visit www.usspotomac.org or call 510.627.1215.

  • East Bay SPCA Pet Adopt-a-thon

    East Bay SPCA Pet Adopt-a-thon

    Saturday, August 27  |  10:00am - 3:00pm

    Throughout Jack London Square
    The East Bay Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) will partner with Jack London Square to find forever homes for furry friends. On this special day, the waterfront will welcome friendly dogs, adorable kittens, bunnies, guinea pigs, rats, birds and reptiles from several East Bay pet adoption agencies. Potential pet owners are invited to meet these shelter animals seeking new homes from more than 50 pet adoption agencies.

    Visit: www.eastbayspca.org