From the folks at KONO, who manage First Friday:

The much needed rain has arrived in Oakland, which means that there will be no Oakland First Fridays event this week on Friday, February 7th.

The Oakland First Fridays event will return on March 7th and will feature a wide range of artists, crafters, musicians, artisan food vendors, and more. The combination of the Oakland First Fridays street festival, open-house art galleries, restaurants, bars and music venues, creates a happening nightlife destination in Oakland.

While the outdoor street festival that is Oakland First Fridays won’t be happening, Oakland will still be full of life. Indoor activities such as the Oakland Art Murmur art walk and 25th Street Collective will be open, as well as countless bars, restaurants and music venues throughout the Downtown, Uptown, KONO, Temescal, Lake Merritt and Jack London Square districts. New restaurants in the KONO district on Telegraph that will be open on Friday include Gogi Time, Hutch, and Kingston 11. For film buffs, The New Parkway Theater will be open for movie lovers of all ages. Art exhibits in the area include Vessel Gallery’s Pareidolia: New Works by Donald Fortescue.

Sponsors for the Oakland First Fridays event include Lyft, Inc. and the Koreatown Northgate Community Benefit District (KONO).

About Oakland First Fridays
The Oakland First Fridays event is a community program of the Koreatown Northgate Community Benefit District (KONO). Up to 20,000 people visit the event each month, celebrating art, music, and creativity together on the streets of Oakland. Contact: or

2 Responses

  1. Steve Shaffer

    Art Murmur in Jack London (as well as downtown) will be held as scheduled.
    Urban Legend Cellars will be open 1 to 9 Friday will hold a reception for Kayrn Yandow’s opening of “Foliage” a collection recent botanical photographs. Urban Legend Events


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