May kicks off season of free Jack London Square special events

Oakland, Calif. – May 4, 2016: The Port of Oakland and its Master Lessee, CIM Group, today released a schedule of free special events for the public at Jack London Square. Beginning in May, the outdoor activities are designed to be family-friendly and include a car show, bicycle fest, dancing lessons, and movies on the lawn. Jack London Square is a premier dining and entertainment spot along the East Bay shoreline.

A recent addition to events at Jack London Square is music every Tuesday evening in May provided by students from the Oakland School for the Arts (OSA). The students range in age from 10-17 years old. May performances will include a jazz guitar ensemble, a piano duet, a wind quintet and a string ensemble.

Some of the returning favorites to Jack London Square include Cartopia which is coming May 7 with a roll-out of dozens of classic, exotic, old school, new school and muscle cars and trucks. Jack of All Trades is May 14 and assembles a mix of local artisans, antique dealers and more. Jack’s Night Market will be on May 20. July 4th family fun returns this year with activities and entertainment for adults and kids. Pedalfest is the quintessential bike festival July 23

This June Jack London Square transforms into an outdoor movie theatre every other Thursday evening and a huge dance lesson and party on Friday nights. Dancing under the Stars kicks off June 3 and Waterfront Flicks starts June 9. The Port of Oakland and CIM group host over 55 free public events a year at Jack London Square. Go to to see all of the activities offered.

Photo credit: Rocky Arroyo

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