Events in Oakland, California

Planning your stay at Comfort Inn & Suites Oakland Airport Hotel? There are plenty of events year-round to keep you entertained. So plan to participate in local art festivals, live music, and holiday events to get a real feel for the area and our culture.  

Upcoming Annual Events

Holiday Tree Lighting | December 2nd, 2016 5:00 – 7:00 PM |  Ring in the start of the holiday season at Jack London Square with the annual lighting of the holiday tree.

“Deck the Hulls!” Lighted Yacht Parade | December 3rd, 5:30 PM |  This annual boat parade features boats decked out with holiday lights and decorations. The parade route takes boats from Fortman Marina to Jack London Square.

Oakland Chinatown Lunar New Year Bazaar  | (Late January/Early February)  |  Celebrate the Chinese New Year with a festive event full of food, family, and friends. This is an annual event held in late January or early February. 

Oakland Running Festival | April 2nd, 2017 |  This nationally-recognized race and festival includes a full marathon race, half-marathon race, 5K, and kid’s run through the beautiful streets of Oakland. 

July 4th Celebration in Jack London Square |  Annual fireworks and celebration of America’s Independence at a popular waterfront square.  

Art + Soul Oakland | August 2017 |  Two-day street festival featuring live music, food, and art in the heart of downtown Oakland.

Eat Real Fest | September 2017 |  This free, three-day street festival celebrates local and artisan food and drinks including street food vendors, local beers, and wine.