Sat, May 14, 11am-6pm; Second Saturdays ongoing May 14, June 11, July 9, August 13, September 10, October 8, November 12, December 10
Rockridge Rock-N-Stroll brings outdoor live music dotted along College Avenue, big sales from merchants, give-a-ways, tastings with special menus, popup vendors, kids’ crafts, and fun activities for the whole family. The retailers, restaurants, and service providers that make up the Rockridge District welcome you to experience of local goods, art shows, spa specials, fine dining, savory sweets, and delicious drinks. Every second Saturday of the month, attendees are invited to stroll, sip, sample, and save.
On Second Saturdays, Rockridge hosts over a dozen performers along with DJs and house music on College Avenue between Broadway and Alcatraz Avenue. Merchants offer trunk shows, sidewalk sales, and in-store offers while hosting local popup vendors selling locally made goods. Some retailers will be donating their proceeds, like Nathan & Co.’s (5636 College Avenue) fundraiser for Ukraine’s Children’s Relief (UNICEF).
Restaurants feature unique menus, like Cactus Taqueria’s (5642 College Avenue) delicious street tacos, available right out of their window to enjoy while strolling the event. Rockridge Market Hall (5655 College Avenue) will offer American-made cheese tastings. Craft brewers will be hosted at venues like Ben ‘N Nick’s (5612 College Avenue) with Line 51 Brewing available to sample and buy.
Oakland Art Gallery (5291 College Avenue) will host live music and a rotating art show. First Federal Savings (6058 College Avenue) and College Avenue Presbyterian Church (5951 College Avenue) have crafts available for the kids. Children’s stores Goldenbug Shoes (5509 College Avenue) and Bella Vita (5511 College Avenue) host kid-oriented popup vendors.
Rock-N-Stroll unites community together through the showcasing of independent businesses, local bands, artists, and makers in a leisurely and spacious daytime event for all ages.
Rockridge Rock-N-Stroll is BARTable, free, and fun for all ages.
For more information, visit RockridgeDistrict.com.
Presented by Rockridge District Association