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Looking for someplace cool to spend the weekend this summer? Look no further. With cool bay breezes, a booming food scene and events like Art & Soul, Oakland Pride and Eat Real, it’s easy to stay cool this summer in Oakland. So, now’s your chance. Pack your shorts and SPF and head to the sunny side of the bay! (Photo: Greg Linhares, City of Oakland)

What’s Happening This Summer

Best Places to Get Ice Cream in Oakland

The temperatures up and you’re down for some Town ice cream, but where should you go? Oakland is full of icy treats so feel free to indulge in every single one of these places. Watch out for brain freeze! Fentons Creamery 4226 Piedmont Ave Oakland’s most historic creamery, it’s on any traditional ice cream lover’s […]

Nautical Activities in Oakland

Oakland’s waterfront is beautiful, has cool weather, and way more chill than other destinations. People are driving out to San Francisco, and even all the way out to Tiburon… hello? Get yo’ life! After reading this, we’ll see you out here at the coolest summer spot in the Bay! Here are 11 reasons why Oakland’s […]

Summer Concerts and Festivals In Oakland

Make sure you mark your calendars for these concerts and festivals coming to The Town! Summer happenings in Oakland are on another level this year bringing us comedy rockstar acts, foodie adventure festivals, to many music exhibitions! Browse our list of favorites. August Derek and Julianne Hough – Paramount Theatre Don’t miss out on these […]

Where to Stay Cool This Summer in Oakland

The weather is always on point in Oakland and chances are you are never going to overheat here. But in the spirit of summer and summer fun we want to help keep you cool. Dive In Lake Temescal 6500 Broadway Lake Temescal is the perfect spot for some fresh water swimming with plenty of other […]

The Town's Half Marathon

You’ve crossed the finish line on the steps of City Hall in Frank Ogawa Plaza and met with local volunteers placing a massive, spinning finisher’s medal around your neck. As you are catching your breath, you’re awarded with a commemorative mason jar and escorted to celebrate your accomplishment. At the RunOak Festival, we’ve assembled a […]

Oakland Chinatown StreetFest 2015

The Oakland Chinatown Chamber of Commerce (OCCC) will be presenting its 27th Annual Chinatown StreetFest. In celebrating the Year of the Ram, the Chinatown StreetFest will attract thousands of people from all over the Bay Area to come savor the taste of Asia, and to experience the traditions that Oakland’s Chinatown has so diligently preserved.