Big weekend at Jack London Square with Oakland Dance Festival and more

Oakland, Calif. – April 27, 2017: Jack London Square is ready for a big weekend of recreation with dancing performances, bowling, and kayaking on the Oakland Estuary.

Oakland Dance Festival brings local dancers, choreographers, and teachers to the Square for a family friendly event. The free Festival will feature a variety of dance rhythms Saturday, April 29, from Noon to 8 PM and highlight dance genres including jazz, modern, and hip-hop. Kids to professional adults will perform dance styles including folkloric from Brazil, Africa and India. In addition, this event will feature free dance classes.

“No matter where you’re from, this festival brings us all together to feel the joy of movement through a shared artistic cultural experience,” said Oakland Dance Festival founder Carla Service.

For those who prefer to be on the water, Quick Start Kayak is Saturday, April 29 from 9AM to 1 PM. California Canoe & Kayak staff will teach this special four-hour class. It will introduce basic kayaking skills and essential water safety. For class fees and availability please visit: California Canoe & Kayak.

Indoor bowling with 18 state-of-the-art lanes and outdoor bocce ball on a huge patio are other recreational options for Jack London Square visitors. The restaurant Plank offers these activities as well as indoor interactive video games for children and adults.

For foodies who love to cook, Sunday Farmers Market has everything from fruits and vegetables to specialty foods, flowers and more. Note the new hours from 10AM to 3PM.

Please go here to see all of the activities at the Oakland waterfront or call (510) 645-9292. Transportation to the Square includes the Alameda/SF Bay Ferry, the free “B” shuttle that runs along Broadway, and public transit. For Directions to Jack London Square, please go here.

About the Port of Oakland
The Port of Oakland oversees the Oakland seaport, Oakland International Airport, and 20 miles of waterfront including Jack London Square. Together with its business partners, the Port supports more than 73,000 jobs in the region and nearly 827,000 jobs across the United States. Connect with the Port of Oakland and Oakland International Airport through Facebook, or with the Port on Twitter, YouTube, and at

Media Contacts:

Marilyn Sandifur
Port Spokesperson
Port of Oakland
[email protected]

Robert Bernardo
Communications Manager
Port of Oakland
[email protected]




Media & Newsroom

Not sure who to contact or have a general question? Use our contact form to route your request