Festivals
in Oakland, CA

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While many city tourists and locals visit places to admire the big city or the beautiful parks, the festivals in America are a big part of what makes the country grand and the event worth attending. Each city brings its own cultural and historical heritage that are celebrated through various festivals and events. Some cities have similar types of festivals or events, and others have unique annual celebrations.

See how many festivals you can fit on your itinerary! These celebrations are going to give you memories of a lifetime as they reflect the art, culture, heritage and the music of each city in the most exciting way. Show up and have fun with your friends, make memories and celebrate the love of food, wine, music, art, history, culture, traditions, and more at these gatherings.
Art and Soul Festival
Art and Soul Festival

(510) 550-4804

14th Street & Broadway
Oakland, CA   Directions Website

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!

Eat Real Festival
Eat Real Festival

(510) 842-1017

Oakland, CA
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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.

Fire Arts Festival - The Crucible
Fire Arts Festival - The Crucible

(510) 444-0919

1260 7th St
Oakland, CA 94607   Directions Website

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.

International Dragon Boat Festival
International Dragon Boat Festival

(415) 262-0155

Oakland, CA
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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.

Oakland Chinatown Streetfest
Oakland Chinatown Streetfest

(510) 893-8979

388 9th St
Oakland, CA 94607   Directions Website

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!

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