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Laurel Street Fair

By San Francisco Limousine Specialist on August 11, 2016

Everyone in San Francisco knows that Oakland is one of the hottest and most up-and-coming places for the arts (and affordable housing).  Bay Area locals looking for memorable and genuine cultural experiences will often cross over to Oakland to soak up the electric atmosphere, delicious foods, and explosive artistic scene that bubbles up from every street corner of this city.  On Saturday, August 13th, visitors to Oakland will have the added bonus of experiencing the 2016 Laurel Street Fair, one of the largest and most popular events in the East Bay area, and a party that draws upwards of 8,000 people into its loving embrace.


Running from 11:00am until 6:00pm, the festival stretches down MacArthur Boulevard between 35th Avenue and 38th Avenue.  This year, as it has been for the past 17, the fair is one-hundred percent free, outdoors, and welcoming to any and all who want to participate.  Included in the experience are a wide range of activities, art and food vendors, and workshops that are sure to entertain and delight all those who swing by for the day.


Some of the many highlights included in this year’s festival include:

  • A Biergarten done up in the classic style and featuring scores of local brews by some of the country’s most respected and talented brewmasters.

  • Yoga that is open and free to all in the community (and if you are at the festival, you are in the community).

  • A carnival for children and a petting zoo full of furry and friendly creatures.

  • Food trucks galore and some of the East Bay’s most notable chefs.

  • Vendors selling original artworks, antiques, crafts, and more.


In addition to all of this, the Laurel Street Fair includes a  wealth of live performance, from DJs to poets bands, such as:

  • Cal Raijin Taiko

  • Roots of Rhythm Collective

  • Azariah Cole-Shepard, the Oakland Youth Poet Laureate

  • Prescott Circus Theatre

  • Rub A Dub Posse

  • DJ Cecil

  • Orquesta Borinquen


The whole thing will be guided by the local person-of-renown Preston Justice and will invigorate and inspire your love for California, the Bay Area, and Oakland.


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