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Autumn Lights Festival


Thursday, October 19 thru Saturday, October 21 is the 6th Anniversary Autumn Lights Festival at the Gardens at Lake Merritt in Lakeside Park. The event is from 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm.

Local artists create gigantic and small works of art using light. The event will blend larger-than-life art and lighting installations, live music, art, fire dancers, food and drink (food and drink available for purchase).

Advance Tickets suggested:

$20 advance/$25 event day for adults
$7 advance/$10 event day for youth (ages 6-17)
Children aged 5 and younger enter free

Lakeside Park Garden Center
666 Bellevue Ave
Oakland, 94610

Summer Reading Celebration For Kids at OMCA

Summer Reading Celebration: Explore, Connect, & Grow! is Sunday, August 6, 2017, from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm.
Held in the Oakland Museum of California Gardens. Many activities for kids including a magic show, games, a bounce house, and face painting. Also, 7-year-old author Sadiya Tyler-Laws reads from her book Princess Escape during story time.

Program schedule here (PDF).

Sunday, August 6 is a Free First Sunday at the Oakland Museum of California (Suggested donation: $5 per person — helps to provide access to other visitors in the community).

Oakland Museum of California
1000 Oak St
Oakland, 94607

Parking: a parking garage is on Oak Street between 10th and 12th streets. Parking fees are $1 per hour for Museum visitors with validation and $2.50 per hour without validation. Get your ticket validated at the Ticketing booth on Level 2 any time during your visit.

Public Transit: AC Transit

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