Best Things to Do in the East Bay This February

Best Things to Do in the East Bay This February

Valentine’s Day, Black History Month and Lunar New Year are a few of the many things to celebrate this February. Remember, the month is short, so make those 29 days count! Make plans with your friends and family this month and enjoy what the East Bay has to offer.

We’ve done the deep research for you on the best things to do in the East Bay including museums, cultural events, food tours, golfing, hikes and more. Speaking of food, we also have an extensive list of our best restaurants in the East Bay, and if you’re planning a weekend, the the best places to stay
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Drawing of lion dancer and harpist for Lunar New Year x Black History Month cultural celebration
Photo courtesy of Oakland Asian Cultural Center.

Lunar New Year x Black History Month

Date TBD

Celebrate Lunar New Year and Black History Month at the Oakland Asian Cultural Center. This event will spotlight performers celebrating arts and culture in Oakland and highlight how the two communities are intertwined through similarities and differences. Join the community celebration to strengthen AAPI and Black solidarity. 

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Concert at the Fox, purple lights
Photo by Aaron Rubin via Wikimedia.

Concerts at the Fox

Dates Vary

This February promises great shows at the Fox. The Grammy award-winning R&B group Black Pumas bring their new album to the theater on Feb 8, and Queer Eye fans can enjoy an evening with Jonathan Van Ness on Feb 24. Plus, internet sensation Oliver Tree, the Allman Brothers-offshoot band Gov’t Mule and guitarist Joe Satriani’s group G3 Experience all make stops at the Fox this month. 

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Oakland Museum of California Lion Dancers
Photo courtesy of Oakland Museum of California.

Oakland Museum of California

Celebrate Lunar New Year, honor Black History Month and learn about our Golden State at the Oakland Museum of California. The museum’s annual Lunar New Year event — date TBD — will feature storytelling, performances and activities for the whole family. Be sure to see OMCA’s other educational opportunities, like its ongoing Black Power exhibit or its two special exhibitions exploring influential artist Malaquías Montoya and artists living with disabilities. 

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Shadow Cast dancers at Berkeley's Rocky Horror Picture Show Valentine's Day Special
Photo courtesy of UC Theatre on X.

Rocky Horror Valentine's Day Show

February 14

Every year, the Rocky Horror Picture Show comes to the UC Theatre for a steamy, fishnet-bedecked Valentine’s Day performance. A shadow cast performs in front of the 1975 cult film, and the audience participates through shouting, dancing and even getting on the stage. Though Berkeley crowds skew college-aged, the Rocky Horror spirit knows no age limit. 

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Dancers at Black Joy Parade in Oakland
Photo courtesy of Black Joy Parade Instagram.

The Black Joy Parade

Date TBD

Celebrate Black History Month with the Black Joy Parade, an event by and for the Oakland Black community and allies. The excitement is contagious at this yearly event which platforms Black-owned businesses, puts on outstanding performances and, above all, amplifies joy in Downtown Oakland. Expect the parade to start at 12:30 p.m. and stretch from Franklin St. at 14th St. to 19th before a celebration with music and food that lasts until 7:00 p.m. 

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Visit our What to Do in Northern California page!

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