Jack London Square July 4th Block Party to draw 10,000 people

Editors: See here for an overview video about events at Jack London Square.

Oakland, Calif. – June 29 2018: Organizers expect more than 10,000 people to attend Jack London Square’s Fourth of July Block Party, Wednesday, from noon to 5 p.m. The Independence Day celebration includes live music, entertainment and specialty food trucks from local vendors. Admission is free and the event is family-friendly.  

Attendees can expect a fun kids’ zone with games, arts and crafts, a “backyard” barbecue, beer/cider garden and shopping at the businesses along the Oakland waterfront.

The entertainment reflects diverse musical artistry with performances by Oakland based hip-hop artists The Corna Sto, Reggae artist Heartafiya and Afro-Latin Funk group Sang Matiz.

Jack London Square restaurants, including Belcampo, Dyafa, Kincaid’s, Lungomare and Scott’s Seafood, will be open. Some will offer specials throughout the day. Pets are welcome at all Jack London Square eateries that have outdoor dining.

There are more than 55 free public events at Jack London Square. Go here to see all the activities at the Oakland waterfront.

Transportation options to the Square include the Alameda/SF Bay Ferry, public transit, biking, walking and driving. 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 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 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 www.portofoakland.com.

Media Contacts:

Marilyn Sandifur
Port Spokesperson
Port of Oakland
(510) 627-1193
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Mike Zampa
Communications Director
Port of Oakland
(510) 627-1565
[email protected]



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