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..

August 2nd: 
Family Fun

Get ready for some Family Fun before the school year kicks off at Oakland First Fridays!✏️ Join us for an exciting evening of fun activities, delicious food, and live performances that the whole family can enjoy. It’s the perfect way to create lasting memories and celebrate the end of summer.☀️ Let’s come together and make the most of this special time before the school year begins!📚🎒✨
WHEN: August 2nd, 2024, 5pm-9pm
WHERE: Telegraph Ave, between 27th & 22nd Street

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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

We extend immense gratitude to all who joined us for our Black Love and Juneteenth celebration! Your unwavering commitment and enthusiasm truly contributed to the event's success. We deeply appreciate your continued support and recognize the invaluable role you hold within our community. For those who couldn't attend, delve into the details below to catch up on the excitement!

Our recent event was truly spectacular, offering something special for every attendee! At Northgate, we kicked off with lively performances by Turf Inc and a dazzling runway show by Mario B Fashion Show. Meanwhile, over on Broadway, the beloved community Art Wall invited everyone to unleash their creativity through painting. Xfinity returned with their exciting 360 video photo booth and free gear, adding to the excitement. Lastly, the Soul Beatz Community Drum Circle resonated with rhythmic unity as per usual. Moving along to the Moxy, the Dope Era Whips Car Club showcased an impressive array of cars, completing our tapestry of entertainment and community celebration.

In addition to our captivating activation zones, the 27th and Telegraph entertainment scene was absolutely electrifying! The street came alive with the phenomenal poet J Rice as he delivered a powerful performance that left the audience in awe. The energy didn't stop there, as the incredible LooveMoore took over, bringing an irresistible vibe that had the crowd on their feet and moving to the beat. It was an unforgettable celebration of creativity and community!

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.

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

2023 Live Beyond the Booth

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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