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Image of Jack London Square’s “six pack” of special events starts Thursday

Jack London Square’s “six pack” of special events starts Thursday

Blockbuster movie, dancing and festive market extend summer weekend fun

Press Releases, Commercial Real Estate, Community
August 7th, 2019

Oakland, Calif. – August 7, 2019Jack London Square packs a punch this week with six special events starting Thursday. The summer weather brings out the crowds for a variety of free, family-friendly fun at the waterfront with a movie night on the Ferry Lawn, outdoor dance lessons and Second Saturday, a festive market.

Schedule of events:

Thursday August 8    Waterfront Flicks Spider-man into the Spider-verse begins after sunset
Friday August 9         Free Port Harbor Tour 6:45 p.m.
Friday August 9         Live on the Square Dance performance, lesson and party 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Saturday August 10   Second Saturday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday August 11     Farmers market 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Every day                  The 90’s experience pop-up specific timed ticket entry

Thursday’s Waterfront Flicks features the film Spider-man into the Spider-verse at sundown on the Ferry Lawn near the foot of Clay Street. Pre-film festivities include small eats, trivia and giveaways. Moviegoers are encouraged to arrive early, pick out a favored spot and bring lawn chairs and picnic blankets for comfort.

This Friday night, Live on the Square includes a free dance performance, lesson and party. A DJ plays music as early at 6 p.m. at the foot of Broadway. This night’s theme is Caribbean. Free Port Harbor Tours are also two Fridays a month. Sign-ups are booked for this Friday but sometimes standbys can be accommodated the day of the tour an hour in advance of departure.

Second Saturday features nearly 50 vendors with live entertainment and food giving the Oakland waterfront a friendly, neighborhood block party vibe. It’s open to all and free to attend.

Farmers Market customers directly connect with farmers and sellers offering fruits, vegetables, flowers and unique items. Free cooking demos are sometimes part of the event that happens every Sunday rain or shine.

The 90’s Experience, a new interactive pop-up, celebrates the iconic music and pop culture of that decade. It’s open every day at 54 Washington St. in Jack London Square. Tickets have timed entries and can only be purchased online.

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

Transportation options to the Square include the Alameda/SF Bay Ferry, Amtrak, biking, walking and driving. For directions to the Oakland waterfront and parking information, 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 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 www.portofoakland.com.

Media Contacts:

Marilyn Sandifur
Port Spokesperson
Port of Oakland
(510) 627-1193
msandifur@portoakland.com

Mike Zampa
Communications Director
Port of Oakland
(510) 627-1565
mzampa@portoakland.com