Summer nights full of free family fun at Jack London Square

Press Release

For Immediate Release
June 25, 2015

Summer nights full of free family fun at Jack London Square

Crowds drawn to Waterfront Flicks and Dancing Under the Stars


Waterfront Flicks at Jack London Square

Oakland, CA – June 25, 2015: There’s more going on at the Oakland waterfront than shipping. The Port of Oakland’s Jack London Square, overlooking the Oakland harbor, becomes a center for free family fun during summer nights.

Jack London Square is a premier dining and entertainment spot located along the East Bay shoreline. Now with summer officially here, the Square transforms into an outdoor movie theatre every other Thursday evening and a huge dance lesson and party on Friday nights. Hundreds of people from all over the Bay Area come to the Square to enjoy these free public events.

Waterfront Flicks begins at 8 pm with pre-film family-oriented activities on the Ferry Lawn and movie showings begin at sunset. The Ferry Lawn is located next to the ferry pier at the foot of Clay Street in Jack London Square.

Dancing Under the Stars is every Friday night beginning with a free dance lesson at 8:30 pm and a dance party from 9 to 10 pm at the foot of Broadway. Each Friday features a different style of dance at the outdoor event including salsa, swing and line dancing.

The Port of Oakland and its partners host over 55 free public events a year at Jack London Square. Go to to see all of the activities offered.

Upcoming Waterfront Flick Dates:

June 25 | Maleficent
July 9 | Mrs. Doubtfire
July 23 | Night at the Museum
August 13 | Finding Nemo
August 27 | The Grand Budapest Hotel

Upcoming Dancing Under the Stars Dates:

June 26 | Single Time Swing
July 3 | Line Dance
July10 | Salsa
July 17 | 4 Step Hustle
July 24 | Bachata
July 31 | West Coast Swing
August 7 | Line Dance
August 14 | East Coast Swing Triple Time
August 21| Cha Cha
August 28 | Salsa

About the Port of Oakland
The Port of Oakland oversees the Oakland seaport, Oakland International Airport, and 20 miles of waterfront. 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 Contact:

Robert Bernardo
Communications Manager
Port of Oakland
(510) 627-1401
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Marilyn Sandifur,
Port Spokesperson
Port of Oakland
(510) 627-1193
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