Memorial Day is upon us again! I’m not quite sure how that happened, but it did, so we must plan! Last year we talked about places to escape to for a day, so this year we thought we’d keep it a little more local. It helped that there is a lot of fun going on right here this weekend. So go out, have a wonderful time, and be grateful for those who gave our lives so we could have way too much fun this weekend.


94th Annual Memorial Day Commemoration

Monday 5/25, 10 am

Mountain View Cemetery

There will be a ceremony at 10am to commemorate the fallen, followed by complimentary refreshments and a guided tour of the refurbished Civil War plot and other areas of notables buried in the cemetery. A great way to celebrate Memorial Day while also learning about Oakland history and enjoying one of our prettiest places.


Oakland Ballet presents: 5 Decades of Dance

Saturday 5/23, 4pm $20-$100

Paramount Theater

The Oakland Ballet is celebrating it’s 50 year anniversary. Come see them perform works from over the last 5 decades and be a part of Oakland history! There is a reception to follow and beautiful ballet to be seen.


A’s vs. Tigers

Monday 5/25, 1:05pm ($12-$56)

Oakland Coliseum

There are few better ways to spend Memorial Day then at the ballpark. It is a cap give away day and you can donate $10 to a selection of military non-profits for an on-site haircut during the game. Go A’s!


Bites at the Lake

Sunday 5/24, 12pm


Head over to the Grand Lake area for food trucks galore. This week features Liba Falafel, Doc’s of the Bay, Pelican Poboys, Curbside Creamery, Go Streatery, and Kancha’s Kitchen. Perfect for a picnic with the family.


3rd Annual Norcal Session Beer Festival

Saturday 5/23, 1-5pm ($25)

Jack London Square

Jack London Square is hosting it’s 3rd Annual Session Beer Festival with great local breweries serving up beers galore. Drakes is teaming up with Highwire Coffee Roasters to create a Session Coffee, Lungomare will be serving up delicious food, and entertainment will be plentiful. Uber is offering 2 free rides ($10 each) to and from the festival so you have no excuse not to have a great time.


6th Annual Jamaican Jerk Cook Off Festival & Fundraiser

Monday 5/25 1-5pm ($15)

The Dock At Linden Street

A great fundraiser, a party, and a cook-off all in one… not a bad way to spend a Monday off. The Dock At Linden Street hosts the 6th Annual Jamaican Jerk Cook-Off to benefit My Yute Soccer. Not only will there be great food, but Linden Street Brewery will be serving craft beer and the “Rum Shack” will be serving rum punch, daiquiri’s, Hemingway’s and so much more.

Written by Lesley

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