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June

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  • Full Moon Paddle

    Full Moon Paddle

    Friday June 9th | 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. $69 per person.

    Visit: www.calkayak.com


  • Port of Oakland Free Harbor Tours

    Port of Oakland Free Harbor Tours

    Friday, June 9th & Friday June 23rd | 6:45pm

    Ferry Dock
    The Port of Oakland is pleased to sponsor free harbor tours from May through October 2017 operated by Blue & Gold Fleet. Tours are held twice monthly and each tour will last approximately 90-minutes. Visitors will learn about the Port, its operations and economic impact on the region. Harbor tours provide a unique vantage point because marine terminals are closed to the public. The excursions are a great way to give visitors a close-up look at how the Oakland seaport works. Board at the Ferry Dock at 540 Water Street (at Clay Street) in Jack London Square.

    Online registration will open on the first Monday of each month at 8 pm beginning on Monday, May 1, 2017. There are 230 spaces available on each harbor tour. www.portofoakland.com/harbor-tours

  • Sightseeing History Cruise

    Sightseeing History Cruise

    Thursday, June 15th | 10:30am

    USS Potomac
    Cruise aboard Franklin Roosevelt’s Presidential Yacht Potomac. Fully restored, this “Floating White House” provides a narrated cruise around San Francisco Bay. Cruise around Alcatraz, Treasure Island, and the Bay Bridges. Berthed in Oakland at Jack London Square, this museum is an exciting attraction and a National Historic landmark.

    Visit: www.usspotomac.org

  • Father's Day Cruise

    Father's Day Cruise

    Sunday, June 18th | 12pm

    USS Potomac
    FATHER’S DAY CRUISE DATE SUNDAY, JUNE 18 TIME NOON LOCATION SS POTOMAC This salute to dads on board the USS Potomac includes a hearty box lunch, selected wines, coffee and tea, and a 3-hour bay cruise. www.usspotomac.org

  • Waterfront Flicks | The Lost Boys

    Waterfront Flicks | The Lost Boys

    Thursday, June 22nd | Sundown

    Ferry Lawn

    Sponsored by 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. 

    Visit: Facebook Event Page

    Upcoming Dates: 

    July 6th : Raiders of the Lost Ark
    July 20th : Dirty Dancing
    August 3rd : Selena
    August 17th : Moana


  • Dancing Under the Stars | West Coast Swing

    Dancing Under the Stars | West Coast Swing

    Friday, June 23  |  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, Rumba, Salsa and Swing Time Swing. The festive, free dance lessons are brought to you by Professional Dance Instructor Bradley Montoya. Make an evening of it! Enjoy happy hour and dinner before the lessons start at 8:30 PM, followed by the dance party, at 9 PM. www.jacklondonsquare.com

    Upcoming Dates: 

    • June 23 (West Coast Swing)
    • June 30 (Samba)
    Visit: www.jacklondonsquare.com | 510.645.9292

  • Pickin' on the Potomac with Bill Evans

    Pickin' on the Potomac with Bill Evans

    Friday, June 23rd | 7:30pm

    USS Potomac
    Enjoy the foot stompin’ great sounds of Bill Evans, dockside aboard the Presidential Yacht Potomac. Proceeds benefit Potomac Educational programs for school children in the Bay Area. No-host wine and beer and complimentary nibbles. The Ship is open for tours at 6:30 pm the Music Starts at 7:30 pm.

    Visit www.usspotomac.org or call 510.627.1215

  • Sightseeing History Cruise

    Sightseeing History Cruise

    Friday, June 23rd | 10:30am

    USS Potomac
    Cruise aboard Franklin Roosevelt’s Presidential Yacht Potomac. Fully restored, this “Floating White House” provides a narrated cruise around San Francisco Bay. Cruise around Alcatraz, Treasure Island, and the Bay Bridges. Berthed in Oakland at Jack London Square, this museum is an exciting attraction and a National Historic landmark.

    Visit: www.usspotomac.org

  • Tacopocalypse Block Party

    Tacopocalypse Block Party

    Saturday, June 24  |  12:00pm - 6:00pm

    Throughout Jack London Square
    Jack London Square is set to host a series of summer block parties on the Oakland waterfront. From fresh oysters to tasty street tacos, each party will feature a foodie theme including sausages, tacos, backyard barbecue, cheese and oysters. These special Saturdays will fill Jack London Square with delicious eats, beer from local breweries, music and eclectic vendors. This event features taco-inspired dishes. Everyone is invited to enjoy the block party for free, with beer and food available for purchase.

  • Patchwork | Summer

    Patchwork | Summer

    Saturday, June 24  |  12:00pm - 5:00pm

    Shop handmade and independent goods from 150+ local makers + food artisans at Patchwork Show in Oakland.

    FREE to attend and family + dog friendly.

    PLUS food artisans + trucks, DIY craft workshops and music.

    Vendors are selected by a jury and feature clothing for men, women & kids, handbags, accessories, jewelry, art, ceramics, garden finds, home goods, plush, crochet & knit items, pet gear, kits & patterns, bath & body goodies and more!

  • CUESA’s Jack London Square Farmers Market

    CUESA’s Jack London Square Farmers Market

    Sunday, June 25  |  10:00am - 3:00pm

    Throughout Jack London Square
    Every Sunday, 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. 

    Visit: www.cuesa.org | 415.291.3276

  • Jack Of All Trades

    Jack Of All Trades

    Saturday, July 8  |  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


July

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  • Turfin Vs. The World Dance Battle Festival

    Turfin Vs. The World Dance Battle Festival

    Saturday, July 1  |  12:00pm - 6:00pm

    Water Street & foot of Broadway

    Free to attend, TURFIN vs. The World Dance Battle Festival will fill the Oakland waterfront with turf dance battle competitions, performances by Johnny5’s students, live music, dance workshops, local eats and vendors. In addition to the invite only MAIN EVENT dance battles, there will be a separate dance battle open to the public to participate.

    Visit: www.theturfinc.com 


  • 4th of July Backyard BBQ

    4th of July Backyard BBQ

    Tuesday, July 4  |  12:00pm - 6:00pm

    Throughout Jack London Square
    Celebrate Independence Day with a festive afternoon at Jack London Square. Free to attend, everyone is invited to enjoy this day of red, white and blue fun that will fill the Oakland waterfront with live music, beer/cider garden, tasty backyard BBQ, local shopping and a kids zone.

    ★ Live Music: Sang Matiz & Davoud DjDavoud Eskandari
    ★ Sparkling Ice Lounge
    ★ Conscious Carnival & Kids Activities
    ★ Port of Oakland Photo Booth
    ★ Over a dozen BBQ inspired food Vendors
    ★ Jack London Square Restaurants & Retail
    ★ eatBoston Beer & Cider Garden
    ★ 25+ Local Vendors by: PopUpsters
    ★ Strolling Entertainment

    Last year we celebrated the day with over 10,000 people!

  • Independence Day Cruise

    Independence Day Cruise

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

    USS Potomac
    Cruise on Franklin Roosevelt’s “Floating White House” the USS Potomac to Fireworks locations along San Francisco Bay. Appetizers, Sumptuous Deserts, Champagne, Tea, Coffee and Water will be served to celebrate Independence Day.

    Visit: www.usspotomac.org 

  • Waterfront Flicks | Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark

    Waterfront Flicks | Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark

    Thursday, July 6th | Sundown

    Ferry Lawn

    Sponsored by 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. 

    Visit: Facebook Event Page

    Upcoming Dates: 

    July 20th : Dirty Dancing
    August 3rd : Selena
    August 17th : Moana


  • Dancing Under the Stars | Salsa

    Dancing Under the Stars | Salsa

    Friday, July 7  |  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, Rumba, Salsa and Swing Time Swing. The festive, free dance lessons are brought to you by Professional Dance Instructor Bradley Montoya. Make an evening of it! Enjoy happy hour and dinner before the lessons start at 8:30 PM, followed by the dance party, at 9 PM. www.jacklondonsquare.com

    Upcoming Dates: 

    • July 7th (Salsa)
    • July 14th (Hustle)
    • July 21st (Line Dance)
    • July 28th (Bachata)
    Visit: www.jacklondonsquare.com | 510.645.9292

  • Jack Of All Trades

    Jack Of All Trades

    Saturday, July 8  |  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

  • Full Moon Paddle

    Full Moon Paddle

    July 8th | 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. $69 per person.

    Visit: www.calkayak.com


  • Sunday Blues Cruise

    Sunday Blues Cruise

    Sunday, July 9  |  3:00pm - 5:00pm

    USS Potomac

    Cruise aboard Franklin Roosevelt’s Presidential Yacht Potomac, listening to the finest in live blues music by “Val Starr”. It is a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon. Berthed in Oakland at Jack London Square, this museum is an exciting attraction and a National Historic landmark.

    Visit: www.usspotomac.org or call 510.627.1215


  • Port of Oakland Free Harbor Tours

    Port of Oakland Free Harbor Tours

    Friday, July 14th | 6:45pm

    Ferry Dock
    The Port of Oakland is pleased to sponsor free harbor tours from May through October 2017 operated by Blue & Gold Fleet. Tours are held twice monthly and each tour will last approximately 90-minutes. Visitors will learn about the Port, its operations and economic impact on the region. Harbor tours provide a unique vantage point because marine terminals are closed to the public. The excursions are a great way to give visitors a close-up look at how the Oakland seaport works. Board at the Ferry Dock at 540 Water Street (at Clay Street) in Jack London Square.

    Online registration will open on the first Monday of each month at 8 pm beginning on Monday, May 1, 2017. There are 230 spaces available on each harbor tour. www.portofoakland.com/harbor-tours

  • CREATURES OF SF BAY SIGHTSEEING CRUISE

    CREATURES OF SF BAY SIGHTSEEING CRUISE

    Saturday, July 15  |  10:30am - 1:30pm

    USS Potomac
    This cruise offering focuses on the Creatures of land, water and sky that make our Bay so glorious. We will also learn the stories of our State, Regional and Municipal Parks and the Federal Landmarks that line the San Francisco Bay. We will serve a gourmet box lunch along with coffee, tea and water.

    Visit: www.usspotomac.org 

  • EAST BAY SPCA PET ADOPT-A-THON

    EAST BAY SPCA PET ADOPT-A-THON

    Saturday, July 15  |  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, 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 

  • Waterfront Flicks | Dirty Dancing

    Waterfront Flicks | Dirty Dancing

    Thursday, July 20th | Sundown

    Ferry Lawn

    Sponsored by 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. 

    Visit: Facebook Event Page

    Upcoming Dates: 

    August 3rd : Selena
    August 17th : Moana


  • Sightseeing History Cruise

    Sightseeing History Cruise

    Thursday, July 20  |  10:30am - 1:30pm

    USS Potomac
    Cruise aboard Franklin Roosevelt’s Presidential Yacht Potomac. Fully restored, this “Floating White House” provides a narrated cruise around San Francisco Bay. Cruise around Alcatraz, Treasure Island, and the Bay Bridges. Berthed in Oakland at Jack London Square, this museum is an exciting attraction and a National Historic landmark.

    Visit: www.usspotomac.org

  • Flights and Lights

    Flights and Lights

    Friday, July 21  |  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.

    Visit www.usspotomac.org or call 510.627.1215.

  • PedalFest

    PedalFest

    Saturday, July 22  |  11:00am - 6:00pm

    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, eye-popping twowheeled 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 Shepherd Canyon Band

    Pickin' on the Potomac with Shepherd Canyon Band

    Friday, July 28  |  6:30pm - 8:30pm

    USS Potomac
    Enjoy the foot stompin’ great sounds of the Shepherd Canyon Band, dockside aboard the Presidential Yacht Potomac. Proceeds benefit Potomac Educational programs for school children in the Bay Area. No-host wine and beer and complimentary nibbles. The Ship is open for tours at 6:30 pm the Music Starts at 7:30 pm.

    Visit www.usspotomac.org or call 510.627.1215.

  • BRIDGES OF THE BAY SIGHTSEEING CRUISE

    BRIDGES OF THE BAY SIGHTSEEING CRUISE

    Saturday, July 29  |  10:30am - 1:30pm

    USS Potomac
    Cruise to the Golden Gate, Richmond/San Rafael and Bay Bridges with their unique History, construction and points of interest. Enjoy a box lunch on this 3-3 1/2 hour cruise on board the “Floating White House” of Franklin Roosevelt. www.usspotomac.org

    Visit: www.usspotomac.org

  • Sightseeing History Cruise

    Sightseeing History Cruise

    Saturday, July 29  |  10:30am - 12:30pm

    USS Potomac
    Cruise aboard Franklin Roosevelt’s Presidential Yacht Potomac. Fully restored, this “Floating White House” provides a narrated cruise around San Francisco Bay. Cruise around Alcatraz, Treasure Island, and the Bay Bridges. Berthed in Oakland at Jack London Square, this museum is an exciting attraction and a National Historic landmark.

    Visit: www.usspotomac.org


August

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  • Waterfront Flicks | Selena

    Waterfront Flicks | Selena

    Thursday, August 3rd | Sundown

    Ferry Lawn

    Sponsored by 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. 

    Visit: Facebook Event Page

    Upcoming Dates: 

    August 17th : Moana


  • BRIDGES OF THE BAY SIGHTSEEING CRUISE

    BRIDGES OF THE BAY SIGHTSEEING CRUISE

    Thursday, August 3  |  10:30am - 1:30pm

    USS Potomac
    Cruise to the Golden Gate, Richmond/San Rafael and Bay Bridges with their unique History, construction and points of interest. Enjoy a box lunch on this 3-3 1/2 hour cruise on board the “Floating White House” of Franklin Roosevelt. www.usspotomac.org

    Visit: www.usspotomac.org

  • Dancing Under the Stars | Merengue

    Dancing Under the Stars | Merengue

    Friday, August 4  |  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, Rumba, Salsa and Swing Time Swing. The festive, free dance lessons are brought to you by Professional Dance Instructor Bradley Montoya. Make an evening of it! Enjoy happy hour and dinner before the lessons start at 8:30 PM, followed by the dance party, at 9 PM. www.jacklondonsquare.com

    Upcoming Dates: 

    • August 4th (Merengue)
    • August 11th (East Coast Swing)
    • August 18th (Zouk)
    • August 25th (Salsa)
    Visit: www.jacklondonsquare.com | 510.645.9292

  • Sunday Blues Cruise

    Sunday Blues Cruise

    Sunday, August 6  |  3:00pm - 5:00pm

    USS Potomac
    Cruise aboard Franklin Roosevelt’s Presidential Yacht Potomac, listening to the finest in live blues music from the “Gary Mendoza Band”. It is a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon. Berthed in Oakland at Jack London Square, this museum is an exciting attraction and a National Historic landmark.

    Visit www.usspotomac.org or call 510.627.1215

  • Full Moon Paddle

    Full Moon Paddle

    Sunday, August 6  |  7:00pm - 10:00pm

    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. $69 per person.

    Visit: www.calkayak.com


  • Flights and Lights

    Flights and Lights

    Friday, August 11  |  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.

    Visit www.usspotomac.org or call 510.627.1215.

  • Port of Oakland Free Harbor Tours

    Port of Oakland Free Harbor Tours

    Friday, August 11th and Friday August 25th

    Ferry Dock
    The Port of Oakland is pleased to sponsor free harbor tours from May through October 2017 operated by Blue & Gold Fleet. Tours are held twice monthly and each tour will last approximately 90-minutes. Visitors will learn about the Port, its operations and economic impact on the region. Harbor tours provide a unique vantage point because marine terminals are closed to the public. The excursions are a great way to give visitors a close-up look at how the Oakland seaport works. Board at the Ferry Dock at 540 Water Street (at Clay Street) in Jack London Square.

    Online registration will open on the first Monday of each month at 8 pm beginning on Monday, May 1, 2017. There are 230 spaces available on each harbor tour. www.portofoakland.com/harbor-tours

  • Jack Of All Trades

    Jack Of All Trades

    Saturday, August 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. 

    Visit: www.JackofAllTradesOakland.com | 415.898.0245

  • Waterfront Flicks | Moana

    Waterfront Flicks | Moana

    Thursday, August 17th | Sundown

    Ferry Lawn

    Sponsored by 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. 

    Visit: Facebook Event Page


  • GRILLED CHEESE BLOCK PARTY

    GRILLED CHEESE BLOCK PARTY

    Saturday, August 19  |  12:00pm - 6:00pm

    Throughout Jack London Square
    Jack London Square is set to host a series of summer block parties on the Oakland waterfront. From fresh oysters to tasty street tacos, each party will feature a foodie theme including sausages, tacos, backyard barbecue, cheese and oysters. These special Saturdays will fill Jack London Square with delicious eats, beer from local breweries, music and eclectic vendors. This event features cheese-inspired dishes. Everyone is invited to enjoy the block party for free, with beer and food available for purchase.

  • Oakland Triathlon

    Oakland Triathlon

    Saturday, August 26  |  10:00am - 5:00pm
    Sunday, August 27  |  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