Thousands expected at Jack London Square Halloween festivities

Oakland, Calif. – October 24, 2018: Jack London Square is opening the waterfront Saturday to puppies and pooches, as well as their owners, for free Halloween festivities. This is the fourth annual Boo! Bark, Brews + Bites. More than 7,000 visitors are expected to attend with their four-legged friends to delight in music, tricks and frights from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Attendees will be offered crafts for people and pooches, doggy treats, photo booths, pet pampering, pet tricks and a canine costume contest.

This celebration of pets raises awareness and serves as a fundraiser for the non-profit Canine Companions for Independence (CCI). CCI trains assistance dogs for kids and adults with disabilities, free of charge. Graduates who have taken the course will speak at the event and provide assistance-dog demonstrations. There is no admission fee, but donations can be made at

CCI is cohosting the annual DogFest Walk n’ Roll Bay Area simultaneously with the waterfront activities. DogFest Walk ‘n Roll is a pet and family-friendly quarter mile walk at Jack London Square. Food and beverage will be available for purchase.

Pets are welcome year-round at all Jack London Square restaurants with outdoor dining.

Please go here to see all activities offered at the Oakland waterfront or call (510) 645-9292. 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


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Mike Zampa
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Port of Oakland
(510) 627-1565
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Marilyn Sandifur
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Port of Oakland
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