Check out past event photos on our photo Gallery page.

Join us on Friday, November 7th

Oakland First Fridays, an all-ages, free event, will be full of opportunities for art, community and entertainment.

Free bike valet parking thanks to Bike East Bay!

Want to get involved? Check out the Participate page.

Visit the numerous galleries open as part of the Art Murmur.

23rd St. Oakland Indie Mayhem stage: 
Perhapsy, Idea the Artist, Nyx, Waterstrider
24th St.  Autumn Lights Festival stage: DJ Evan, Mariah Sanaa, String Quake, Sisters Keeper
25th St. KONO stage: Pretty In Punk, The Luck, Amalgamation, Sal’s Greenhouse
Sycamore:  Brass bands will be playing all night.

We’ll have Japanese, Filipino, Wings, 4xBBQ, Mexican, Argentinian, African, and sweets galore.

Enjoy your Friday night at Oakland restaurants, bars and music venues in the area, like the Telegraph Beer Garden, Gogi Time, Hutch, and Kingston 11. There are fun places to hear music and dance the night away including the Legionnaire Saloon and the Stork Club.

We look forward to seeing you at the event.
Art,music, food, fun, community, celebration! 

Next event: FRIDAY, Nov. 7th  •  5:00–9:0 pm

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You and Your Organization Can Be a Sponsor

If you or your organization or business are interested in being a sponsor and or supporter of this amazing event please visit our Sponsorship page and find out how you can be a part of Oakland First Fridays. You have several levels of support to choose from and sponsors’ support is acknowledged both before and during the event.

Oakland First Fridays relies on a number of different sources of income and funding to happen on a monthly basis. Your support is crucial to the long-term sustainability of the event. And you will benefit as well!
Oakland First Fridays is an immersive art and community experience, and the premier monthly arts event on the West Coast. It has caught attention from around the Bay Area and other parts of the country and is an upbeat and positive reflection of the creativity and diversity of Oakland.
Every First Friday from 5–9:30 pm, Oakland's cultural art community springs to life with open galleries, artists, street artists, culinary artisans, local artisans, performers, social activists, musicians, dancers, live painters, DJ’s, poets, and literary events, too.
Every month thousands of people come from all around the Bay Area and beyond to experience a variety of art, be inspired, eat great food, enjoy live music, and stroll through the amazing, eclectic city of Oakland. Make your own statement and become a part of this amazing event! More Sponsorship Information

We're in the news!

OaklandLocal covers the many arts events happening on the First Friday of March, 2014.

Check out a column by Martin Snapp of the Bay Area News Group that covers our event. It ran in the Oakland Tribune, Piedmonter, Montclarion and other local papers.

A Special Thanks to our
October Event Sponsors!


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Want to help out with an Oakland First Friday event? Click the button below to fill out the Volunteer Sign-Up Form.

Upcoming 2014
Event Dates

Friday, November 7
Friday, December 5
...and each First Friday in 2015