Best Things to Do in the East Bay This January

Looking for the coolest things to do in the East Bay in January? We’ve got you covered. From New Year’s fireworks to Chinese New Year and beyond. Even once the celebrations wane, there is still plenty to do. 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
 
January is cold in the Bay Area, with temperatures in the 40s-50s and eight days of rain on average.
Featured Photo: Courtesy of @museumca
New Years
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New Years

January 1

San Francisco’s New Years celebrations take over the bay thanks to its spectacular fireworks show. The fireworks show usually lasts about 15 minutes and is synced to music with speakers along the promenade. Watch them from the water on a cruise, or from the Oakland/Berkeley hills for a view from above.

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Lunar New Year at OMCA

January 29

Join OMCA for their annual Lunar New Year Celebration o from 12-4pm. Celebrate and honor Lunar New Year traditions through family-friendly storytelling, performances, activities, and more. Come together to uplift AAPI communities and explore the shared connections between Asian cultures of the Bay Area.

More info: visitoakland.com

Photo: Courtesy of Diversity Film Series

Appreciating Diversity Film Series

The mission of the Appreciating Diversity Film Series is to bring powerful documentaries that examine issues of diversity to community audiences.  The event aims to provide a venue that stimulates community dialogue about institutionalized power imbalances, broadens awareness, challenges assumptions, and encourages the audience to work toward a more just world.

More info: diversityfilmseries.org

Event Venues

Looking to see what’s happening right now in the East Bay? Our comprehensive list of venues below will help you find what you need to know what’s going on.

Looking for more things to do in the area?

Visit our What to Do in Northern California page!

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