Best Things to Do in the East Bay This November

Looking to fill a couple hours of your day while in the East Bay? With so many offerings in the area, weve curated five of the top events this month so you dont have to. Less researching and more enjoying your time in the area. Enjoy!

Free First Thursdays at Berkeley Art Museum

November 2

Looking for a Thursday night date idea? Come out to the Berkeley Art Museum’s free first Thursdays. At this all-day event, you can enjoy free admission to the art museum/film archive as well as guided exhibition tours. It’s a perfect event for art lovers and freebie seekers!

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First Fridays Street Festival: Oh Give Thanks!

November 3

Spread the spirit of the holidays and give thanks to the local community at First Fridays Street Festival: Oh Give Thanks! in Oakland. Support Oakland’s small businesses and artistic entrepreneurs, and enjoy all the festive fun at this family-friendly event.

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Oakland Turkey Trot 2022

November 23

Before you chow down that Thanksgiving feast, make some extra room at the Oakland Turkey Trot. Whether you want to run like a gold medalist or enjoy a brisk walk, this 5K trot is a perfect event for friends and family to come together and enjoy the holiday in a fun, meaningful way.

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Photo: Courtesy of 510 Families and Oakland Zoo

Glowfari at the Oakland Zoo

November weekends

Make room in your calendar for Oakland Zoo’s annual Glowfari. This year’s installations will include all sorts of animals from the land down under to the tropical forest. This event includes a fun, fantasy wonderland train ride — perfect for the kiddos. Grab your tickets now and don’t miss out!

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Christmas in Vienna

The young voices of the Vienna Choir Boys rise to sing favorites like Hark! The Herald Angels Sing”; Joy to the World”; and some German-language favorites such as Stille Nacht, Heilige Nacht.” 

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Looking for more things to do in the area?

Visit our What to Do in Northern California page!

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