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Special Events


July

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  • 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.

  • Dancing Under the Stars | Bachata

    Dancing Under the Stars | Bachata

    Friday, July 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, 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: 

    • Aug 4: Merengue
    Visit: www.jacklondonsquare.com | 510.645.9292

  • 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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  • Party Under the Palms: Summer Cocktails of the Farmers Market

    Party Under the Palms: Summer Cocktails of the Farmers Market

    Wednesday, August 2  |  5:30pm - 8:00pm

    Palm Plaza (Embarcadero and Webster)

    Unwind under the palm trees at Jack London Square with the coolest craft cocktails as CUESA and the USBG kick off the first Oakland edition of the popular Cocktails of the Farmers Market series. Let talented East Bay bartenders and chefs perk up your palate with innovative drinks and delectable bites showcasing  peak-season produce from the Jack London Square Farmers Market.

    All proceeds from the evening support CUESA’s healthy food and agriculture education initiatives, and the USBG’s professional development programs.

    Tickets for the Party Under the Palms are $50.00 and $55.00 day of. Ticket includes three full-sized signature cocktails and unlimited sample-size drinks.

    Tickets: http://partyunderthepalms.eventbrite.com/

    Visit: Facebook Event Page


  • 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 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


  • 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

  • Dancing Under the Stars | East Coast Swing

    Dancing Under the Stars | East Coast Swing

    Friday, August 11  |  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 18th (Zouk)
    • August 25th (Salsa)
    Visit: www.jacklondonsquare.com | 510.645.9292

  • Jack Of All Trades

    Jack Of All Trades

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

    Throughout Jack London Square
    A curated mix of local makers, indie designers, antique dealers, collectors, artists, start-ups and more brought together by the Treasure Island Flea. This free eclectic market will feature-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

  • 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


  • Dancing Under the Stars | Zouk

    Dancing Under the Stars | Zouk

    Friday, August 18  |  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 25th (Salsa)
    Visit: www.jacklondonsquare.com | 510.645.9292

  • 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.

  • Dancing Under the Stars | Salsa

    Dancing Under the Stars | Salsa

    Friday, August 25  |  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!

    Visit: www.jacklondonsquare.com | 510.645.9292


  • 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


September

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  • Jack Of All Trades

    Jack Of All Trades

    Saturday, September 9  |  11:00am - 5:00pm

    Throughout Jack London Square
    A curated mix of local makers, indie designers, antique dealers, collectors, artists, start-ups and more brought together by the Treasure Island Flea. This free eclectic market will feature-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

  • Eat Real Festival 2017

    Eat Real Festival 2017

    Friday, September 22  |  1:00pm - Sunday, September 24  |  5:00pm

    65 Webster Street

    We believe that good, fresh, delicious food is something to be celebrated, so we created an annual party called the Eat Real Festival. With a focus on food craft, street food, handcrafted beers and local wines - all featuring sustainable local ingredients – we showcase food in all its different forms. But eating is only part of the fun - we'll show you how to make it and grow it! From cheese to kombucha, we'll have demonstrations galore that highlight a DIY lifestyle.

    Visit: http://eatrealfest.com/



October

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  • Oakland Gran Fondo

    Oakland Gran Fondo

    Sunday, October 1  |  7:00am - 3:00pm

    Throughout Jack London Square

    The Oakland Gran Fondo, presented by Bay Area Bicycle Law, rolls out from Jack London Square on Sunday, October 15. Challenge yourself on the beautiful 28-, 55-, and 88-mile routes through the East Bay hills, or tour the Oakland waterfront on the family-friendly Fun Fondo route. All proceeds support Bike East Bay’s advocacy work to improve your ride.

    Register now at http://www.oaklandgranfondo.com for an early-bird discount. You can still get a free Oakland Gran Fondo Jersey through Pedalfest, July 22!


  • Jack Of All Trades

    Jack Of All Trades

    Saturday, October 14  |  11:00am - 5:00pm

    Throughout Jack London Square
    A curated mix of local makers, indie designers, antique dealers, collectors, artists, start-ups and more brought together by the Treasure Island Flea. This free eclectic market will feature-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


November

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  • Jack Of All Trades

    Jack Of All Trades

    Saturday, November 11  |  11:00am - 5:00pm

    Throughout Jack London Square
    A curated mix of local makers, indie designers, antique dealers, collectors, artists, start-ups and more brought together by the Treasure Island Flea. This free eclectic market will feature-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