Participate in Oakland First Fridays

Artists, craftspersons, food vendors, performers, community groups, volunteers

Want to help make Oakland First Fridays fabulous? Get involved! Bring your art, crafts, food, music, comedy or other performances to Telegraph Avenue or volunteer to make the night run smoothly.

Food Vendors

Oakland First Fridays welcomes food trucks and booths at the monthly events. If you have interesting, creative, yummy food to offer, come join in this exciting monthly event!

Find out more about the process for food vendors...

Already know the process and want to apply? Fill out the online Food Vendor Application Form. 

Want your business promoted on the Oakland First Friday Facebook page? Send two or three lines about what you will be doing at the next event with a photo and a link to your own site to publicity@oaklandfirstfridays.org. And make sure to like us and share our posts!



Non-Food Vendors

Oakland First Fridays welcomes artist, craftspeople, and makers to share their work with the community. We do not include resellers of merchandise or "flea market" types of vendors.

Find out more about the process for non-food vending...

Already know the process and want to apply? Fill out the online Participant Application Form.

Want to be promoted on the Oakland First Friday Facebook page? Send two or three lines about what you will be doing at the next event with a photo and a link to your own site to publicity@oaklandfirstfridays.org. And make sure to like us and share our posts.



Art Installations & Performance

Oakland First Fridays welcomes those who want to set up an art installation at the event as well as performers, both amplified and unamplified. There is no charge for this sort of activity at the event.

Find out more about the process of setting up an art installation or to arrange to perform...

Alreay know the process and want to apply? Fill out the online Participant Application Form.

Want to be promoted on the Oakland First Friday Facebook page? Send two or three lines about what you will be doing at the next event with a photo and a link to your own site to publicity@oaklandfirstfridays.org. And make sure to like us and share our posts.

Non-Profits & Community Organizations

If you would like to have a table or booth for your non-profit or community organization, please fill out the Participant Application Form. You may request on that form to have the space fee reduced or waived.
 

Volunteering

Want to get directly involved? There are many short and longer term ways to help make Oakland First Fridays successful and fun—before, during and after the event as well as between monthly events.  Email event@oaklandfirstfridays.org to let us know you are wiling to help.

Public Safety, Ethics, and Respect

Oakland First Fridays draws thousands of people at each event. It is up to all of us to make it safe and keep it safe for everyone.
  • We all must keep public safety as a number one priority.
  • We have to practice respect for each other, private property, murals, and other public artworks.
  • We have to keep the area clean of trash and litter.
  • Please keep the sidewalks and the fire lanes clear at all times for pedestrians and emergencey vehicles.



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Public Safety, Ethics, and Respect

Oakland First Fridays draws thousands of people at each event. It is up to all of us to make it safe and keep it safe for everyone.
  • We all must keep public safety as a number one priority.
  • We have to practice respect for each other, private property, murals, and other public artworks.
  • We have to keep the area clean of trash and litter.
  • Please keep the sidewalks and the fire lanes clear at all times for pedestrians and emergencey vehicles.


Rain & Cancellation Policy

Cancellation policy

For paid vendors who are canceling more than 1 week before event: full refund or credit towards vending another time. Less than 1 week, but more than 72 hours before event: credit towards vending another time. Less than 72 hours but more than 24 hours before event: Credit towards vending another time. Less than 24 hours before event: no refund or credit. Credits must be used within 6 months.

Rain or other reasons
If the event is canceled by event management 48 hours (or less) prior to the event you will receive a credit for your vending payments. If the event is canceled more than 48 hours prior to the event, you may receive a refund or credit for your event vending fees. If the event is not canceled and you participate despite the chance of rain, there is no refund for booth fees if the event rains-out. If the event is closed down early for reasons outside the control of the event organizers, there is no refund for fees. We do not refund health permit fees.

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