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Oakland’s Rockridge Rock-N-Stroll Family Fest 2023 (May – October)

Every second Saturday of the month through October 14th.

The Rockridge Rock-N-Stroll series returns on the second Saturday of each month from May through October. This series, produced by the Rockridge District Association, offers live outdoor music as visitors stroll College Avenue from Broadway to Alcatraz enjoying sales, craft stations, tastings, pop-up vendors, and other fun activities for all ages.

Each month, Rock-N-Stroll will include a theme, starting with Family Fest on Saturday, May 13, from noon to 4pm. There will be extra activities just for the kids and moms. Young strollers can catch story time at the library, free balloons, crafts, and planting tables with pot decorating, to name a few activities. Moms can celebrate Mother’s Day weekend by tasting chocolates and cheeses, getting bouquets of flowers, free waxing, food samples, and more.

Open Mind Music (5521 College Avenue) will showcase two bands composed of family members, Bumford & Son and MeloDious. The multi-talented Ted Silverman and chip-off-old-block son, Stu, make up Bumford & Son. They play fun, engaging bluegrass-based music with a touch of Dylan and Dead. MeloDious-a terrific trio of siblings-rock keyboard, bass, and drums originals along with classic songs of Elton, Stevie, and other favorites. They will be performing at Yoshi’s in June, but you can catch them on the Avenue first.

Other live music includes Nilo Ayele Afro Brazilian Grooves (at McNally’s Irish Pub), Sterno and Moonshine (at Cole Coffee), Five & Dime (at College Avenue Presbyterian Church), and more. All performances are outdoors.

Mark your calendars for the 2023 Rock-N-Stroll dates: May 13 (Family Fest), June 10 (Taste of Rockridge), July 8 (Art Bizarre), August 12 (Pup Promenade), September 9 (Scavenger Hunt), and October 14 (Fall Fest). Each event is free and all ages.

For the full schedule and special offers by merchants in the district, visit RockridgeDistrict.com.

Presented by Rockridge District Association


Event Details

This event is scheduled every second Saturday of the month:
Please be aware that recurring events like this may occasionally be cancelled or postponed by the promoter - especially on holidays. We always suggest you contact the promoter or venue to confirm for a particular day.