First Fridays is Back!

Through the support of our generous community (you), local leaders and sponsors, and the diligent work of our staff, we're ecstatic to announce that First Fridays is back!

We still need your help to get things running smoothly! Please support us in the re-opening of this cherished event..

July 5th: 
Town Bizness - Independent Business Month

Prepare to dive into the dynamic heart of Oakland First Fridays, where the spotlight shines on our local independent businesses, each one a distinct and precious facet of this enchanting event. This month, we invite you to join us in celebrating the dedicated individuals who power these extraordinary enterprises, making First Fridays an unforgettable tapestry of community, creativity, and boundless inspiration.
WHEN: July 5th, 2024, 5pm-9pm
WHERE: Telegraph Ave, between 27th & 22nd Street

Oakland's Got Talent!

Oakland's Got Talent returns this July!! Be part of Oakland's First Fridays for an unforgettable evening of talent and creativity. Showcase your artistry at 27th & Telegraph and join our celebration of Independent Business Month. This is your chance to shine and connect with our vibrant community!
DEADLINE TO SUBMIT: June 28th, 2024

Oakland's Got Talent July 2024 Form

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Oakland First Fridays is a program of the Koreatown Northgate Community Benefit District.

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Event Recaps & Other News

Huge thanks to everyone who came to our Latin Pride Back! Your dedication and excitement really made a difference. We're so grateful for your ongoing support and the important role you play in our community.

Our recent event was a dynamic showcase of vibrant experiences designed to engage and delight every attendee! From the fun antics of the Oakland Spiders taking over the KidZone to the energetic performances by Turf Inc and the electrifying runway of the Mario B Fashion Show, there was something for everyone. The spirit of Oakland was alive in the soccer activation zone as the Oakland Roots team showcased their skills, while the Art Wall provided a canvas for creative expression. Xfinity added to the excitement by generously distributing special edition Oakland First Fridays mugs, and the Soul Beatz Community Drum Circle reverberated with rhythm and unity. Adding a touch of style, the Dope Era Whips Car club displayed an impressive lineup of cars in front of the Moxy, completing the tapestry of entertainment and community celebration.

In addition to our captivating activation zones, Ysenia's captivating voice mesmerized the crowd, drawing them in with her great vocals and dynamic stage presence. Meanwhile, Las Hermanas de LDS 6th ward dancers electrified the atmosphere with their sensational moves, turning 27th street into a vibrant spectacle of rhythm and energy. Together, their performances added an unforgettable dimension to the event, leaving attendees in awe of their incredible talent and leaving a lasting impression.

We extend our heartfelt gratitude to all who joined us for our Latin Pride event! Your presence and enthusiasm made the celebration truly unforgettable. Together, we honored and celebrated the rich diversity and vibrant culture of the Latin community.

Huge thanks to everyone who came to our Welcome Back event! Your dedication and excitement really made a difference in our return. We're so grateful for your ongoing support and the important role you play in our community.

Our recent event was an amazing display of exciting zones meant to captivate and involve all attendees. From the colorful Art Wall to the rhythmic SoulBeatz Community Drum Circle, from the lively performances by Turf Inc to the energetic Double Dutch with JumpSqaud510, from the stylish showcase by Dope Era Whips Car Club to the iconic Mario B Fashion Show, there was something to catch everyone's attention. The variety of immersive experiences provided a fantastic range of activities that thrilled and entertained attendees of all kinds.

In addition to our captivating activation zones, our event also featured fantastic DJ sets throughout the footprint that kept the energy high and the crowd moving throughout the day. The infectious beats and great music selection provided by our talented DJs added an extra layer of excitement, ensuring that attendees were immersed in a dynamic and lively atmosphere. From pulsating rhythms to crowd-favorite tunes, the music contributed to the overall experience, making it a memorable occasion for all who attended.

We extend our sincere gratitude to all who joined us for our first event of 2024! We eagerly anticipate the exciting opportunities and experiences the year holds in store for us. Thank you for being part of our journey, and we can't wait to see what lies ahead!

Instagram Live: BEYOND THE BOOTH

Every month we highlight a few of our vendors and their road to entrepreneurship. Hear what local business owners have to say! Follow us on Instagram to make sure you don't miss our next live. And in case you miss it, you can watch our past Instagram lives on our YouTube channel & don't forget to subscribe! 

Past Lives:

2022 Live Beyond the Booth

March Live with Diedre Curry of SheeApparel

April Live with CatFitness & The Vegan Hood Chefs

May Live with Javi of Javi's Cooking

June Live with Chris of THREADZ

July Live with Jerk 'N It

August Live with OFF Team

September Live with Heal the Hood

October Live with OFF Team

Oakland First Fridays is a program of the KONO Community Benefit District, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in Oakland, CA.

Office Location: 2633 Telegraph Ave Suite 109, Oakland, CA 94612

Office Hours: Mon-Fri, 9:30am-3:30pm
Office Phone:
(510) 361-0615

EVENT DAY: We do not check phone calls and emails on the day of the event.

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