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“Picnic on Telegraph” Free 12-Block Temescal Fest (Berkeley)

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Friday, August 20, 2021 - 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Telegraph Avenue (Oakland) between 40th and 41st Street | Oakland CA 94609

Event Details

Temescal’s open streets festival “Picnic on Telegraph” is returning as an evening event on Friday, August 20th from 4 p.m. – 8 p.m and will feature live music, comedy, expanded outdoor dining, pop-up retail, and art. This event brings Temescal’s businesses outdoors to the streets, and is perfect for music-lovers craving reggae, jazz or pop, foodies wanting to try Roux40’s Black heritage cuisine and Temescal Brewing’s newest releases, trend-setters looking for fall fashions from Ali Golden, and all Oaklanders in need of a night out on The Town.

Over 11 blocks of Telegraph Ave. will close on Friday August 20th for the first evening “Picnic on Telegraph” event – featuring live music, comedy, outdoor retail, fitness demos, beautiful new parklets and restaurant outdoor seating (jpegs also attached). Detailed Health and Safety Protocols can be found at PicniconTelegraph.org

Picnic on Telegraph highlights:

Entertainment (music, comedy & dance!)

· Live Jazz music at Artichoke Basille’s Pizza

· Critical Hit Live Outdoor Comedy in partnership with It’s Your Move Games

· Phat Luv Band playing reggae music at East Bay Church of Religious Science Grand Re-opening Celebration

· Hip Hop for Change DJs Marc Stretch & DJ Saurus (Heavyweight Crates) spinning music, live Emcees and Breakdancers

· DJ tunes by Oakland artist, DJ, rapper and skateboarder Bukue One at 50th & Telegraph

Food and Drink

· New parklets and expanded outdoor seating at: North Light Bar, Marufuku Ramen, The Avenue, Burma Superstar, Cafe Eritrea d’Afrique, and more

· New Beer release party by Temescal Brewing on Telegraph between 41st and 42nd

· Roux40 Restaurant serving dishes from their new restaurant menu — opening soon on 40th St in Temescal

· Wine Tasting until 9 at Prima Materia Tasting Room

Retail pop-ups & Extended Hours 

· FYE Collective‘s pop-up Community Art Market at 48th & Telegraph

· Sidewalk sales and expanded outdoor retail from Albo African Gift Shop, Fine Leatherworking, Tip Top Bike Shop, Ancient Ways, and more

· Book giveaway & mobile book-lending by Oakland Temescal Branch Library

· Free Mini Macrame art-making station & extended hours at East Bay Depot for Creative Reuse

· Special extended hours for evening shopping in Temescal Alley at Ali Golden, Dopp, Claflin Thayer & Co, Ziggy’s Delectables, Marisa Mason, Cro Cafe and Crimson Horticultural Rarities!


· Pre-dinner yoga session with Square One Yoga at 5:30pm

· 9 Round Fitness kickboxing demonstrations

Children & Family activities

· Outdoor board and card games with It’s Your Move Games

· Children’s splatter art activity with UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland

· Outdoor games area at East Bay Church of Religious Science Grand Re-Opening Celebration

Disclaimer: Please double check event information with the event organizer as events can be canceled, details can change after they are added to our calendar, and errors do occur.

Cost: FREE
Categories: *Top Pick*, Eating & Drinking, Fairs & Festivals, In Person
Venue: Telegraph Avenue (Oakland) between 40th and 41st Street
Address: Oakland CA 94609