Oakland First Fridays Festival
2301 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland, California 94612
By appointment only


Oakland First Friday Mission
The mission of First Friday is to bring unity and diversity through artistic creations for a harmonizing and better community that will be Oakland. To protect, evolve, spread a monthly event street event inclusive for Oakland artisans, brick and mortar, families, that showcases shares barters sells DIY artisan history arts culture and creations of Oakland. To create a platform for amplifying the concentrated creative brilliance of Oakland through curation of 10+ blocks filled with art sound taste and movement and construction of bridges which promote creative collaboration extending beyond the canvas, stage and plate.
Oaklane First Friday Street Festival this Friday, May 6
Join us for another beautiful spring evening in Oakland at the May 6 First Friday. We still need volunteers to help us run this week's event, so please sign up if you want to get involved! Five blocks of Telegraph Avenue, from West Grand to 27th Street, will be closed to through traffic making room for 25+ food vendors, 100+ local artisans, and over a dozen Oakland-grown performers including: May Performance Preview 23rd Street Performance Area 7 PM     Roller Boogie Jam 24th Street Stage 5 PM      Pac Mobile 6 PM      Team Zoe 7 PM      Pac Mobile 7:45       Sol Development 8:45       Pac Mobile 24th Street Performance Area 5 PM UNTIL CLOSE      TURF Inc 25th Street Stage 6 PM    Daniella Davine 8 PM    The Plot 25th Street Performance Area 5 PM     Frisco Fred
Dates: Every Wednesday, April 13 through June 22 Time: 6 PM to 8:20 PM Location: 2301 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland, CA 94612 Register before April 13 Fee: $99 for 10 sessions Green LEEF, in partnership with Oakland First Fridays, is proud to offer an entrepreneur series for local artisans who are ready to take the next step to become a business.  This is a ten-class series, and will guide participants through needed strategies to make your hobby or craft into a sustainable business. Who It's For: Artists Designers Artisans Hobbiests Entrepreneurs  Oakland First Friday Vendors What You'll Get: 20+ hours of in-class time Tools for strategic planning and business development Access to expert advice An opportunity to ensgage with a test market at Oakland First Fridays What You'll Learn: Business Basics Financial planning and management Business strategy Marketing and promotions (social media) Local business law