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If it’s August, it must be street fair time!

July 31, 2009

…and man, there are a lot of them this year!

Lakefest
Lakeshore Avenue between Lake Park and Mandana
Saturday, August 1 & Sunday, August 2 from 10 am to 6 pm
Neighborhood festival. Free!

Laurel Street Fair
MacArthur Boulevard between 35th and 38th Avenues
Saturday, August 8 from 1 pm to 6 pm
Neighborhood festival. Free!

Art and Soul Festival
Downtown near 12th Street BART

Saturday, August 15 & Sunday, August 16, noon to 6 pm
Art and soul with a star-studded lineup. $10 adults,
$5 seniors & youth (13-17), 12 and under free

Oakland Chinatown Streetfest
Oakland Chinatown
Saturday, August 22 & Sunday, August 23, 10 am to 6 pm
Chinatown at its finest. Free!

Eat Real Festival
Jack London Square
Friday, August 27, 4 pm to 9 pm | Saturday, August 28, 10 am to 9 pm | Sunday, August 29, 10 am to 6 pm
Celebration of urban food. Free! (except for the Beer Shed, which costs $20 in advance or $25 at the door)

Sistahs Steppin’ in Pride
Snow Park (Harrison Street between 19th & 20th)
Saturday, August 28, 1 pm to 5 pm
Celebration of the East Bay’s diverse lesbian, queer, and bisexual women’s community. Free!

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One comment

  1. The Friends of Oakland Parks and Recreation (FOPR), will host its 7th annual Taste of Spring fundraiser, on Thursday, May 6th from 5:30 – 8:00 pm at the Rotunda Building, located at 300 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza in downtown Oakland. Proceeds from the benefit will be used to fund swimming, boating, and camp scholarships, grants, and special projects designed to support the City’s parks and recreation centers.

    “This is our most important fundraising event of the year, and everyone attending will have a wonderful time,” said Paula Ramsey, executive director of FOPR. “The money raised from the Taste of Spring will enable us to help children from all across the city to participate in Oakland’s many recreational programs and to provide funding for capital improvement projects for our parks and recreational facilities.”

    Tickets are $50 in advance or $65 at the door and may be purchased in advance online at: http://www.oaklandparks.org, or by phone at 510.465.1850.



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