What started out as a small gallery walk over a dozen years ago has since morphed into a vibrant block party of food, music, crafts, and immersive art. The monthly event spans five blocks of Telegraph Avenue and features artists, street performers, galleries, DJs, poets, drum circles, and more. Local restaurants serve wide-ranging fare spanning tamales and fried chicken to barbecue and burgers, and drinks are available in the Sake Garden at 26th and Telegraph (or the many bars along the strip). The free event is a great way to plunge into Oakland’s thriving art and culture.
No trip to the Bay Area is complete without time spent in San Francisco’s sister-city to the east, Oakland. From the vital art scene to the globally-inspired food, there’s a reason all your SF-based friends are suddenly relocating to the East Bay. Storied redwoods, city-wide block parties, waterfront wineries, and mindblowing Oakland restaurants featuring all regions and ethnicities (special shout out to all the great Ethoiopian restaurants in Oakland) are just some of the best things to do in Oakland, California.
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