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Special Events


April

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  • CUESA Farmer's Market

    CUESA Farmer's Market

    Sunday, April 22

    10 AM - 3 PM

    Webster Palm Plaza

    Founded in 1989, the Jack London Square Farmers Market has deep roots in Oakland, providing a vibrant waterfront marketplace for Bay Area families. The Jack London Square Farmers Market is operated by CUESA at Oakland’s Jack London Square on Sundays (10 am to 3 pm), year round, rain or shine.


    With more than 40 vendors, the Jack London Square Farmers Market offers local produce, food craft products, and breakfast and lunch options. See our seller lineup »
    Every Sunday we also offer free education programs, such as cooking demos, tastings, and kids activities. Check out our calendar of upcoming events »


  • Oakland Dance Festival

    Oakland Dance Festival

    Saturday, April 28

    11 AM - 5 PM

    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.

    More 2018 details to come!

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


  • Second Saturday's

    Second Saturday's

    Saturday, May 12

    11 AM - 5 PM

    Second Saturdays, a new monthly open air market on the Oakland waterfront, featuring up to 100 artisan vendors, children’s activities, live entertainment, and great food from local vendors and favorite eateries. True to its namesake, Second Saturday will be held every second Saturday of the month from 11 a.m.–5 p.m. The flagship monthly event is open to the public and free to attend. The Second Saturday series kicks off on Saturday, March 10 and runs through the year.

    Hosted by Wiggins Consulting and Jack London Square, the new series will feature independent vendors with a strong Bay Area presence, including Imagination Unlimited, Old School Copes, and the Lisa Inez. Second Saturday serves as a platform for local entrepreneurs and business owners to showcase their products and services at a monthly family festive event.

    Each Second Saturday will have their own event page on Facebook, which will continue to be updated with the participating vendors and activities leading up to the respective date. These events are available on Jack London Square’s Facebook page: www.facebook.com/jacklondonsquare

     

    LOCAL VENDORS! Would you like to be a part of Second Saturday? We'd love to have you! Please click here to apply.



May

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  • Cinco de Mayo Dance Festival

    Cinco de Mayo Dance Festival

    from Saturday, May 5  |  12:00am

    INAUGURAL CINCO DE MAYO DANCE FESTIVAL TO BE HELD AT JACK LONDON SQUARE

    OAKLAND-BASED TURFINC BRINGS DANCE BATTLES, TRADITIONAL FOLKLORICO DANCING, QUEBRADITA DANCING, BANDA MUSIC, DANCING HORSES, LIVE PAINTING, BMX STUNTS, CHICANO LOWRIDER CARS, LOCAL VENDORS AND EATS, AND MORE TO OAKLAND WATERFRONT

    OPEN DANCE STYLE COMPETITION FOR THE PUBLIC (POPPIN, BBOY, VOGUE, KRUMPING, TURFIN, WAACKING, BOOGALOO, ETC) SIGN UP BEFORE 1:30PM AT THE TURFinc BOOTH ($10 REGISTRATION, WINNER CASH & PRIZE)

    OAKLAND, CA (March 29, 2018) — Jack London Square is pleased to present the inaugural Cinco de Mayo Dance Festival in partnership with TURFinc on Saturday, May 5 from 12 to 7 p.m. The festival features turf battles hosted by Chuy Gomez, Randy McPhly and Johhny5, with live music from DJ NiQ and Freddy Flowpez. A separate dance competition will also be held which is open to the public. In addition to the TURFinc dance battles, there will be live Latin performances and entertainment including traditional Folklorico dancing from Ballet Folklorico, Quebradita dancing from the Allstar Dancers, Banda music from Codigo 30-30, dancing horses from Rancho Uva Blanka, and live painting from DJ AGANA and La Cocina Loca. Additional offerings include Chicano Lowrider Cars by Fruitvale Collision Center , BMX stunts by BmxTURF, prize giveaways, and local vendors and eats. The Cinco de Mayo Dance Festival is open to the public of all ages and free to attend, with food and beverage available for purchase.
    “I’m excited to bring turfing, an urban dance style that started right here in Oakland, to Jack London Square and mix it with my traditional Latin culture,” said TURFinc founder Johnny Lopez. “The Oakland waterfront is a great place for the community to enjoy watching these aspiring dancers demonstrate their skill and celebrate Latin culture with exciting entertainment, artists, local restaurants and vendors.”

  • The Buck

    The Buck

    Sunday, May 06

    11 AM - 4 PM

    Introducing The Buck to Jack London Square! The Buck is held every 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month from 11 a.m.– 4 p.m., running concurrently with Jack London Square Farmers Market, giving people easy access to an assortment of vendors selling unique clothing, jewelry, fresh produce, delicious food, and much much more.

  • Jack London Square Art & Wine Festival

    Jack London Square Art & Wine Festival

    Saturday, May 19

    12 PM - 5 PM

    TICKETS ONSALE! CLICK HERE

    The Jack London Square Art & Wine Festival, a fun-filled celebration of wine and art, will be held on the Oakland waterfront on Saturday, May 19 from 12 to 5 p.m. Located at the heart of the Urban Wine Trail, Jack London Square will be filled with more than 40 Northern California wineries offering tastings, as well as small eats, craft beer, cider, live music, vendors, artists and more. A portion of the tasting ticket proceeds will benefit The Stride Center, jumpstarting careers in technology to empower economic and social mobility for local individuals and communities. Tickets are $45 in advance, with a limited number available on the day of for $55. VIP tickets are also available for $100, which includes the VIP Reception the evening of Friday, May 18, as well as full access to the main Festival on Saturday, May 19. The VIP event will feature a handful of select wineries in a more intimate setting, with food included. All guests must be 21+ with valid ID to attend.

    Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/925454940938426/ 

    Jack London Square is happy to partner with Visit Oakland for this year’s event to support local artists during Oakland Art Month. Oakland Art Month is a celebration of the entire artist community that is the City's creative heartbeat. Those attending the Jack London Square Art & Wine Festival will not only enjoy the beverages, but can also participate in interactive art, observe live painting demonstrations, and shop local art from independent vendors. 

    Additionally, the closing celebration of the week-long Oakland Mural Festival will take place adjacent to the Jack London Square Art & Wine Festival on Saturday, May 19. It will feature community painting, performances by local musicians and dancers, kids’ activities, and bike tours of the new murals. The closing ceremony is free and open to the public, ideal for attendees of the Art & Wine Festival to experience both in one central location along the Oakland waterfront.