Easily accessed by BART, the Oakland Art + Soul Festival will take over downtown Oakland with live music and dance performances, food, artist's booths, and a kid zone for two days, July 27 and 28. Free attended bike parking and ferry access are also rounding out the transit options.
Children/teens under 18 are free while adult admission costs $15. Pre-sale adult tickets are $18 for both days or $12 for a single day. Tickets on Goldstar are $7.50 with a $3.00 fee (still cheaper than full price.
Art + Soul Festival hours:
Saturday, July 27, 2019 – Noon to 6 pm
Sunday, July 28, 2019 – Noon to 6 pm
The Family Fun Zone includes hands-on art activities (free); carnival-style rides (small fee); and live performances, hip-hop and community action hosted by the Alphabet Rockers. Find this segment of the festival on 12th Street between Broadway and Clay. (Exit BART at 12th Street.)
Beyond the activities specifically designed for kids, Oakland's Art + Soul is an opportunity to see murals, gospel music, breakdancing and other cultural treats of Oakland.
[Photos from artandsouloakland.com]