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Special Events


August

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  • 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


  • Dancing Under the Stars | Salsa

    Dancing Under the Stars | Salsa

    Friday, August 26  |  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


  • 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.

  • Free Port of Oakland Harbor Tours

    Free Port of Oakland Harbor Tours

    Friday, August 26th

    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:
    • Aug. 26
    • Sept. 16 and 30
    • Oct. 14 and 28

  • East Bay SPCA Pet Adopt-a-thon

    East Bay SPCA Pet Adopt-a-thon

    Saturday, August 27  |  10:00am - 2:00pm

    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

  • CUESA’s Jack London Square Farmers Market

    CUESA’s Jack London Square Farmers Market

    Sunday, August 28  |  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


September

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  • Sunday Blues Cruise

    Sunday Blues Cruise

    Sunday, September 4  |  3:00pm - 5:00pm

    USS Potomac

    Enjoy blues on the water with a 2-hour cruise and live music.

    For tickets and info, visit: www.usspotomac.org or call 510.627.1215


  • Jack Of All Trades

    Jack Of All Trades

    Saturday, September 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. 

    Visit: www.JackofAllTradesOakland.com | 415.898.0245

  • Sing – Along Cinema |

    Sing – Along Cinema | "Mary Poppins"

    Friday, September 16th | Festivities Around 7 PM | Movie begins at Sundown Around 8 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 at this starry night sing-along.

    Upcoming Movies:

    October 7th: The Sound of Music

    Visit: www.jacklondonsquare.com or call 510.645.9292


  • Full Moon Paddle

    Full Moon Paddle

    Friday, September 16  |  6:30pm - 9:30pm

    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


  • United Nations Parade

    United Nations Parade

    Saturday, September 17  |  11:00am - 1:00pm

    Franklin and Embarcadero
    Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the United Nations at this special flag-raising and enjoy a parade of flags from throughout the world.

  • Eat Real Festival 2016

    Eat Real Festival 2016

    Friday, September 23  |  1:00pm - 9:00pm
    Saturday, September 24  |  10:30am - 9:00pm
    Sunday, September 25  |  10:30am - 5:00pm

    Throughout Jack London Square
    For three fun-filled days, Jack London Square will transform into an epic festival of delicious eats – the Eat Real Festival, an annual 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.

    Visit: www.eatrealfest.com or call 510.842.1017

  • Tall Ships - Hawaiian Chieftain

    Tall Ships - Hawaiian Chieftain

    Friday, September 23rd - Tuesday, September 27th

    Foot of Broadway

    Jack London Square will be home to the Hawaiian Chieftain for September 23rd-27th. The public is invited to enjoy special walk-on tours and special ticketed sails. 

    Vist: www.historicalseaport.org or call 800.200.5239


  • Town Eats Kickoff

    Town Eats Kickoff

    Friday, September 23rd | 7pm-12am

    Lungomare
    Town Eats returns with a weekend full of events dedicated to delicious food, drinks & live music. $5 Drake's beer, $5 wine and $5 cocktails with Zacapa Rum and Don Julio Tequila.

    Visit: www.lungomareoakland.com or call 510.444.7171

  • Pickin' on the Potomac with High Country

    Pickin' on the Potomac with High Country

    Friday, September 23  |  7:30pm - 9:30pm

    USS Potomac
    Have a stompin' good time dockside with Bluegrass music! Tours are available at 6:30 PM.

    For tickets and info, visit: www.usspotomac.org or call 510.627.1215

  • Pig Roast Competition

    Pig Roast Competition

    Saturday, September 24  |  1:00pm - 3:00pm

    Lungomare

    Chefs at Lungomare and Chop Bar will be battling it out at their annual Pig Roast Competition. Get all you can eat for $15 or tastes for $5.

    Visit: www.lungomareoakland.com or call 510.444.7171


  • Tomatotopia

    Tomatotopia

    Sunday, September 25  |  1:00pm - 6:00pm

    Lungomare

    Celebrate harvest season with Tomatotopia! Lungomare will prepare heirloom tomato inspired dishes and drinks from Wild Boar Farms and Baia Nacchia.

    Visit: www.lungomareoakland.com or call 510.444.7171



October

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  • Jack London Square Oyster Fest Block Party

    Jack London Square Oyster Fest Block Party

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

    Throughout Jack London Square

    The team behind Bacon and Beer Fest & Sausage Fest Block Party (Bison Organic Beer and EatBoston) present the Oyster Fest Block Party. If you love Oysters, this event is for you! Enjoy everything Oyster from local restaurants and craft beer available for purchase.

    For tickets and information, visit: www.wheretoeat.in 


  • Soundwaves : Dirty Cello

    Soundwaves : Dirty Cello

    Sunday, October 2  |  3:00pm - 5:00pm

    Ferry Lawn

    Take in the views of the Oakland Estuary and relax with fabulous free music. Soundwaves returns Sunday afternoons this fall, celebrating the amazing talent Oakland has to offer. Enjoy fabulous food from Jack London Square's restaurants before, during or after Soundwaves.

    About the band: From China to Italy, and all over the U.S., Dirty Cello brings the world a high energy and unique spin on blues and bluegrass. Led by vivacious cross-over cellist, Rebecca Roudman, Dirty Cello is cello like you've never heard before. From down home blues with a wailing cello to virtuosic stompin' bluegrass, Dirty Cello is a band that gets your heart thumping and your toes tapping!

    Visit: www.jacklondonsquare.com or call 510.645.9292


  • Sunday Blues Cruise

    Sunday Blues Cruise

    Sunday, October 2  |  3:00pm - 5:00pm

    USS Potomac

    Enjoy blues on the water with a 2-hour cruise and live music from The Fender Benders!

    For tickets and info, visit: www.usspotomac.org or call 510.627.1215


  • Tall Ships - Lady Washington

    Tall Ships - Lady Washington

    Wednesday, October 5th - Tuesday, October 18th

    Foot of Broadway

    Jack London Square will be home to the Lady Washington. The public is invited to enjoy special walk-on tours and special ticketed sails. 

    Vist: www.historicalseaport.org or call 800.200.5239


  • Sing – Along Cinema |

    Sing – Along Cinema | "The Sound of Music"

    Friday, October 7th | Festivities Around 6 PM | Movie begins at Sundown Around 7 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.

    Visit: www.jacklondonsquare.com or call 510.645.9292


  • Jack Of All Trades

    Jack Of All Trades

    Saturday, October 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

  • Soundwaves : Sang Matiz

    Soundwaves : Sang Matiz

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

    Ferry Lawn

    Take in the views of the Oakland Estuary and relax with fabulous free music. Soundwaves returns Sunday afternoons this fall, celebrating the amazing talent Oakland has to offer. Enjoy fabulous food from Jack London Square's restaurants before, during or after Soundwaves.

    About the band: Sang Matiz has been performing for 7 years, fusing World and Afro-Brazilian/Peruvian beats with contemporary rhythms such as Pop, Jazz, and Funk. 

    Visit: www.jacklondonsquare.com or call 510.645.9292


  • Soundwaves : Kev Choice

    Soundwaves : Kev Choice

    Sunday, October 16  |  3:00pm - 5:00pm

    Ferry Lawn

    Take in the views of the Oakland Estuary and relax with fabulous free music. Soundwaves returns Sunday afternoons this fall, celebrating the amazing talent Oakland has to offer. Enjoy fabulous food from Jack London Square's restaurants before, during or after Soundwaves.

    About the musician: Pianist. Emcee. Producer. Bandleader. Sideman. Music historian. Kev Choice wears many hats, and all of them fit. Blessed with prodigious talent, plus the skill and dedication to his craft to pull it off, the Oakland-based artist is redefining what it means to be a musician in this day and age. Not too many classically-trained pianists who hold Master's degrees in jazz can rock microphones with blazing-hot 16s.

    Visit: www.jacklondonsquare.com or call 510.645.9292


  • Oakland Gran Fondo

    Oakland Gran Fondo

    Sunday, October 23 | 7AM - 55/100 Mile Rides | 9AM - 18 Mile Ride

    Marina Lawn (Across from 55 Harrison)
    The Oakland Gran Fondo includes community based bike rides for families, beginners and experienced cyclists. Riders can choose between routes of 18, 55 and 100 miles. All rides start and end in Jack London Square including an 18-mile option covers the new Bay Bridge expansion with a family friendly ride The 55 and 100 mile options cover iconic climbs and routes through the East Bay hills.

    For information and to register, visit: grandfondo.com

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

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

    Friday, October 28  |  7:30pm - 9:30pm

    USS Potomac

    Have a stompin' good time dockside with Bluegrass music! Tours are available at 6:30 PM.

    For tickets and info, visit: www.usspotomac.org or call 510.627.1215


  • Doggie Walk – In Movie |

    Doggie Walk – In Movie | "Best of Show"

    Friday, October 28th | 6pm

    Ferry Lawn
    Take your dog to the movies and enjoy the antics of dog owners and the competitive world of dog shows!

  • Boo! Bark, Brews + Bites

    Boo! Bark, Brews + Bites

    Saturday, October 29  |  11:00am - 4:00pm

    Throughout Jack London Square
    Bring your four –legged friends to Oakland's waterfront for a free Halloween celebration with tricks, treats, frights and delights. Dress your pooch for a creative canine contest, dabble in paw painting, pet pampering and pet psychic, pooch photo booth and more!

    Visit: www.jacklondonsquare.com or call 510.645.9292.


November

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  • Patchwork Show: Modern Makers Festival

    Patchwork Show: Modern Makers Festival

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

    Throughout Jack London Square

    This fabulous free and family friendly event showcases local emerging artists, crafters and designers alongside artisan food, DIY craft workshops, gourmet food trucks and music. Featuring clothing, accessories, jewelry, garden finds, home goods, pet gear, and more!

    Visit: www.patchworkshow.com 


  • Jack Of All Trades

    Jack Of All Trades

    Saturday, November 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

  • Super Moon Kayak Paddle

    Super Moon Kayak Paddle

    Monday, November 14  |  4:30pm - 7:30pm

    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. This full moon will showcase the moon at its closest point to Earth thus far in the 21st century; the moon won't come this close again until the full moon of 2034!

    Visit: www.calkayak.com 



December

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  • Jack London Square Lights Up for the Holidays!

    Jack London Square Lights Up for the Holidays!

    Friday, December 2  |  5:00pm - 7:00pm

    Foot of Broadway

    Ring in the holiday season with Jack London Square's annual tree lighting festivities! Share in an enchanting evening on the Oakland waterfront with holiday music performed by the talents of many Oakland youth. Free to attend, enjoy a merry evening that includes Santa, of course, as well as live reindeer, the lighting of the 55-ft. Mount Shasta fir tree brightly lit with 5,000 sparkling lights, kids' activities, tap dancing Christmas trees and more.

    Visit: www.jacklondonsquare.com | 510.645.9292


  • "Deck The Hulls!" | 40th Annual Lighted Yacht Parade

    Saturday, December 3rd | 5:30pm

    Foot of Broadway

    Bay Area boaters start the holiday season by decorating their boats of all sizes and cruise the Oakland/Alameda Estuary. Parade route is from the Oakland/SF Ferry to Grand Marina. View from either the Oakland and Alameda waterfront or your favorite Estuary restaurant.

    Visit: www.lightedyachtparade.com 


  • Santa Cruises

    Santa Cruises

    Sunday, December 4th & Sunday, December 11th | One-hour cruises at 4pm and at 6pm

    USS Potomac

    Start a new Christmas tradition. Come cruise with Santa and his elves.
    $35 adults, $10 ages 2-12.

    Info + tickets: www.usspotomac.org or call 510.627.1215


  • Jack Of All Trades

    Jack Of All Trades

    Saturday, December 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. 

    Visit: www.JackofAllTradesOakland.com | 415.898.0245

  • Fa-la-la Cruise

    Fa-la-la Cruise

    Saturday, December 10  |  7:00pm - 9:00pm

    USS Potomac

    Celebrate the season with Christmas carols, wine, hors d'oeuvres, and a two-hour bay cruise. There may even be a visit from Santa. $65 per person / $120 per couple.

    Info + tickets: www.usspotomac.org or call 510.627.1215