Looking to fill a couple hours of your day while in the East Bay? With so many offerings in the region, we’ve curated some of the top events this month so you don’t have to. Less researching and more enjoying your time in the area. Enjoy!
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Bizerkeley Vegan Food Festival
Have a plant-based weekend and visit Berkeley’s first and only vegan food fest — Bizerkeley. At this food fest, you can try guilt-free, vegan versions of some of your favorite foods. It’s also worth mentioning that vendors will be offering free samples and cheap eats for under five bucks. Come hungry, leave happy!
More info: thebizerkeleyvegan.com
OCMA Free First Fridays
Oakland Museum of California (OCMA) is hosting Free First Fridays every month for art lovers and families. Experience California history come alive, and interact with some of the finest art pieces and natural science exhibitions under one roof.
More info: museumca.org
Oaktown Half & 5K Marathon
Run against the wind and get a taste of Oakland culture at Oaktown Half and 5K marathon. Be part of the race and get close to some of Oakland’s best attractions, like Jack London Square and Lake Merritt. Whether you’re a well-seasoned runner or just starting out, this marathon is great for everyone.
More info: visitoakland.com
Free Telescope Viewing Party at Chabot
Calling all space enthusiasts and amateur astronomers! Witness breathtaking views and explore the stars and planets at Chabot Space & Science Center. Join the party on the observation deck and get a view of the wonders of space through Chabot’s historic telescopes. This event is happening every Friday and Saturday, so if the 27th doesn’t, no worries! The beauty and mysteries of space will be waiting for you.
More info: chabotspace.org
Outdoor Wine Tasting in Oakland
Sip and feel like a true sommelier at Prima Materia’s outdoor wine tasting event. Every weekend in September, on select Saturdays and Sundays from 1pm to 5pm, you can try plenty of new and unique wines in the heart of Oakland. Grab a glass with your girls and say cheers to the weekend.
More info: prima-materia.com