Oakland Festivals & Shows

Oakland Festivals & Shows Mark your calendar for festival fun in Oakland. Our hand selected list of festivals will take you on a trip to Hong Kong, to the shores of an International Dragon Boat Festival, front row to hear the sound of music, and to the dinner table of local foodie flavors.

Eat Real Fest
You'll get a punch in the mouth at the Eat Real Festival. Beginning on Friday and running through Sunday, more than 100,000 foodie fanatics savor the flavor when sampling an array of local food trucks, street vendors, and DYI demonstrations and workshops serving handcrafted foods, wines, beers and more.

Address: 304 12th St., Ste. 4c, Oakland, CA 94607 - MAP
Phone: (510) 336-6042
Web: www.eatrealfest.com

Oakland Chinatown Streetfest
Visit Hong Kong at the Oakland Chinatown Streetfest. Travel eight city blocks of Asian market fair touting to one of the largest Asian American festivals in the United States. The two day free event goes international with more than 200 booths serving the taste of Asia, unique Asian products, entertainment and more!

Address: 388 9th St., Ste. 290, Oakland, CA 94607 - MAP
Phone: (510) 893-8979
Web: www.oaklandchinatownstreetfest.com

Art & Soul Festival
Celebrate the sound of music at the Art and Soul Festival. Put your dancing shoes on for two days of the best jazz, rock, gospel, Latin, R&B, acoustic and blues performed by national artists and local superstars. Sample exotic foods, view great art and be sure to bring the kids to enjoy carnival rides, face painting, hands-on art projects and more!

Address: 12th and Broadway, Oakland, CA 94620 - MAP
Web: www.artandsouloakland.com

Fire Arts Festival
The Fire Arts Festival sets the night on fire with a celebration of creation with fire and light. You'll be mesmerized when your night lights up with spectacular exhibitions of scorching hot fire art, performance fire, and fire sculptures that send swirling flames thousands of feet into pitch black air.

Address: Jack London Square, Oakland, CA 94620 - MAP
Phone: (510) 444-0919
Web: www.thecrucible.org

International Dragon Boat Festival
It's a race to the finish line at the International Dragon Boat Festival. Come watch spectacular boats adorned with colorful dragon heads and tails manned with 20 or more paddlers as they reenact a Chinese tradition to appease the river dragons. Today it's one of the fastest growing watersports in the world.

Address: Jack London Square, Oakland, CA 94620 - MAP
Phone: (510) 452-4272
Web: www.oaklanddragonboatfestival.org