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Free Oakland Summer Walking Tours | Uptown & Secret Rooftop Gardens

A walking tour of the Uptown District with an emphasis on Art Deco. Tour includes the Paramount Theatre, Historic Sweet’s Ballroom, the Fox Theater and the Kaiser Center roof garden with views of Lake Merritt.

Tour begins at 10 am in front of the Paramount Theatre, 2025 Broadway.

Parking is available at Telegraph Plaza Garage, Telegraph Avenue between 21st and 22nd streets.

2019 Dates

  • Saturday, May 11
  • Saturday, June 8
  • Wednesday, July 17
  • Wednesday, August 21
  • Wednesday, September 4
  • Saturday, October 5
  • Wednesday, October 30

To make a reservation for Tour 3, please call (510) 238-3234 or e-mail aallen@oaklandca.gov. Please include the specific tour and date you are requesting in your message.

Free 90-minute walking tours of downtown Oakland will be offered every Wednesday and Saturday through October. The twice weekly guided tours showcase the city’s changing skyline, landmarks, churches and high-rises.

Free / RSVP