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Special Events


February

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  • Take A Tag And Show Your Love

    Take A Tag And Show Your Love

    Throughout February

    Throughout Jack London Square

    Express your ‪#‎love‬ for someone special at Jack London Square throughout February!

    ♥ Grab a free love tag
    ♥ Write your message
    ♥ Zip tie it to the love wall

    Show your love, affection, friendship, passion or admiration by picking up a free love tag available throughout February at most Jack London Square restaurants, Bay Area Bikes, California Canoe & Kayak and Visit Oakland. Write a message and zip tie the message on the love wall located at the foot of Broadway.

    Take a ‪#‎selfie‬ and share your picture/post on Facebook! Love tags will be on display for the month of February. Use the hashtag ‪#‎LOVEJLS‬

    Visit: www.jacklondonsquare.com | 510.645.9292


  • Jack Of All Trades

    Jack Of All Trades

    Saturday, February 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

  • Decorate Your Love Tags with GoGo-Craft

    Decorate Your Love Tags with GoGo-Craft

    Saturday, February 13th and Sunday, February 14th

    Throughout Jack London Square
    Visit Jack London Square on the weekend of Valentine's Day to get crafty with GoGo-Craft and design your love tags. There will be special booths set up for Jack of All Trades and at the Farmers' Market so that you can customize and decorate your love tags before you hang them on the wall. Be sure to take a photo and use hashtag LOVEJLS when you post it on social media!

    Visit: jacklondonsquare.com | 510.645.9292 | Facebook Event Page

  • Valentine's Day at Jack London Square

    Valentine's Day at Jack London Square

    Sunday, February 14th

    Looking for a way to spend a romantic Valentine's Day in Oakland? It's easy - make your way to Jack London Square for a delicious dinner at one of our fabulous restaurants and enjoy a romantic stroll along the waterfront. 

    Many of our Jack London Square restaurants will have special Valentine's Day menu's and specials. For a closer look at what our restaurants have to offer, visit our Facebook Event Page

    Visit: www.jacklondonsquare.com/dining | 510.645.9292  


  • Tall Ships

    Tall Ships

    Friday, February 20th - Monday, February 29th

    Foot of Broadway

    Jack London Square will be home to the Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain February 20th - 29th 2016. The public is invited to enjoy special walk-on tours and special ticketed sails.

    Vist: www.historicalseaport.org | 800.200.5239



March

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  • Pickin' on the Potomac with The Kathy Kallick Band

    Pickin' on the Potomac with The Kathy Kallick Band

    Friday, March 4  |  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 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, March 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

  • 2016 Oakland Beer and Bacon Festival

    2016 Oakland Beer and Bacon Festival

    Sunday, March 13  |  2:30pm - 5:00pm

    The Market Building

    The Oakland Bacon and Beer Festival is coming back for Year 3! On Sunday, March 13th from 2:30pm to 5:00pm at the Market Building at Jack London Square, @eat Boston, Bison Organic Beer and Oakland Grown present the third annual Oakland Bacon and Beer Festival as a fundraiser for Oakland Grown.

    Visit: www.wheretoeat.in | Facebook Event Page



April

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  • Pickin' on the Potomac with Laurie Lewis and the Right Hands

    Pickin' on the Potomac with Laurie Lewis and the Right Hands

    Friday, April 15  |  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, 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.

  • Opening Day on the Bay

    Opening Day on the Bay

    Sunday, April 24  |  10:30am - 2:00pm

    USS Potomac
    Enjoy the opening of yachting season on San Francisco Bay aboard the USS Potomac, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's Floating White House. Guests will meet San Francisco Bay's most notorious characters while feasting on lunch on the water.

    Visit www.usspotomac.org or call 510.627.1215.

  • Dance-A-Vision Oakland Dance Festival

    Dance-A-Vision Oakland Dance Festival

    Saturday, April 30  |  11:00am - 6:00pm

    Foot of Broadway
    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. 

    Visit www.dance-a-vision.weebly.com 


May

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  • Jack London Square's Cartopia

    Jack London Square's Cartopia

    Saturday, May 7  |  10:00am - 3:00pm

    Throughout Jack London Square
    Jack London Square rolls dozens of classic, exotic, old school, new school and muscle cars and trucks onto the Oakland waterfront, for a Cartopia auto extravaganza. From car buffs to casual enthusiasts, the waterfront will transform into an auto mecca showcasing rare and beautiful vehicles, along with a DJ spinning music and special awards. Make a day of it and enjoy this collection of four-wheeled treasures, along with delicious eats from the restaurants at Jack London Square.

    If you'd like to have your car featured in Cartopia, click here and mail the form to the address listed by April 19th.

    Visit: www.jacklondonsquare.com | 510.645.9292

  • Mother's Day Cruise

    Mother's Day Cruise

    Sunday, May 8  |  11:30am - 2:30pm

    USS Potomac
    Treat Mom to a lovely brunch and champagne cruise on the San Francisco Bay. This special Mother's Day Cruise includes a delicious brunch buffet, as well as a hosted champagne and wine bar.

    Visit www.usspotomac.org or call 510.627.1215.

  • Pickin' on the Potomac with Shepherd Canyon Band

    Pickin' on the Potomac with Shepherd Canyon Band

    Friday, May 13  |  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. Pickin' on the Potomac with Shepherd Canyon Band.

    Visit www.usspotomac.org or call 510.627.1215.

  • Aeolian Day 2016

    Aeolian Day 2016

    Sunday, May 15  |  11:00am - 4:00pm

    Ferry Lawn

    Thingamajigs is excited to present the 3rd edition of the celebration of the sound of the wind called Aeolian Day. The event is a free community festival which will bring alive many wind-played sound sculptures as well as a featured installation that will encourage your spirit to flow with the wind. 

    Visit thingamajigs.org/aeolianday/index.html