BOO! BARK, BREWS + BITES goes virtual for Halloween

Oakland, Calif. – October 28, 2020: Canine Companions for Independence (CCI) and Port of Oakland’s Jack London Square are co-hosting the annual DogFest Bay Area: BOO! BARK, BREWS + BITES, Oct. 31, from 3 to 4 p.m. To promote health and safety of participants during the pandemic, the celebration will be online Saturday. The Halloween event is family-oriented and dog-centric.

Event activities include canine costume contests and tutorials on making dog treats and Halloween punch. Event organizers say there will also be appearances by Bay Area residents and their service dogs, San Jose Sharks puppy Finn, and more.

DogFest Bay Area: BOO! BARK, BREWS + BITES benefits Canine Companions and its mission to provide trained service dogs to people with disabilities free of charge.

The event is free to register and attend; it will be online on the DogFest Bay Area: BOO! BARK, BREWS + BITES Facebook event page and on Canine Companions’ YouTube channel. For more information, visit the CCI DogFest page here.

Jack London Square businesses including Plank and the 90s Experience will take part in the event. Plank will offer a Halloween-themed tutorial for a Witch’s Brew Bloodhound Punch. The 90s Experience, supplying a dose of nostalgia, is sending surprise 90s gift packs to costume contest winners.

Canine Companions

For more information, call 1-800-572-BARK or visit

Jack London Square

Call 1-510-645-9292, visit, or follow @jacklondonsq on Twitter and Instagram and


Visit or call at 1-510-817-0980. You can also find Plank at and FB:

About the Port of Oakland 
The Port of Oakland oversees the Oakland Seaport, Oakland International Airport, and nearly 20 miles of waterfront including Jack London Square. The Port’s 5-year strategic plan – Growth with Care – pairs business expansion with community benefits, envisioning more jobs and economic stimulus as the Port grows. Together with its business partners, the Port supports more than 84,000 jobs in the region. Connect with the Port of Oakland and Oakland International Airport through Facebook, or with the Port on Twitter, YouTube, and at

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Robert Bernardo
Communications Manager
Port of Oakland
(510) 627-1401
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Mike Zampa
Communications Director
Port of Oakland
(510) 627-1565
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