Best Things to do in the East Bay This October

Want to go on an East Bay adventure? With so many offerings in the region, we’ve curated some of the top events this October so you don’t have to. Less researching and more enjoying your time in the area. Enjoy!

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October 1-2

Cheers to good brews and good times at Oaktoberfest! This year the event returns to Oakland in Bavarian style with live music, traditional German food options, and the best of Bay Area beer. The event will be held in Oakland’s Diamond District.

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Oakland A’s vs Los Angeles Angels

October 3

Batter up! Come watch the Oakland A’s go against the Los Angeles Angels at the Oakland Coliseum. If you’re still in the area after the game, make sure to check the surrounding areas for fantastic sightseeing attractions. 

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Free Movie Night at Jack London Square

October 6

Grab your lawn chair, some popcorn, and cozy up at Ferry Lawn, Jack London Square, on free movie night. So, come early and don’t forget your blankets! The featured movie will be Dog (2022) — perfect for the kiddos.

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Oakland First Fridays: Korean Culture Fest

October 7

Annyeonghaseyo! That’s hello in Korean. Come out and participate in an exciting cultural experience at the Korean Culture Fest. Oakland First Fridays is dedicated to bringing signature monthly celebration and this first Friday brings the East Bay and Korean community together. Enjoy live performances, Tae Kwon Do demonstrations, and Korean food vendors.  

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North Berkeley Food Tour

October 8

North Berkeley is home to the farm-to-table movement and California cuisine. Experience the nation’s best organic and sustainably grown foods just outside the steps of the famous Chez Panisse. It’s a delicious journey you won’t want to miss! This food tour is perfect for hungry foodies and those who want to learn more about the SF bay area food scene.

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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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