Oakland, California (EastBayDaily) — North Oakland’s famed Rockridge neighborhood will be hosting its next big event on Sunday, October 9 with the Rockridge Out & About festival. Sponsored by the Rockridge Neighborhood Association, the event will feature gourmet food and drink from local restaurants and food trucks, live music, DJs and dancing, wellness activities, kids’ activities and picnicking. The festivities will begin at noon and last until six p.m.
“There will be chef demonstrations where chefs show how to make preserves, pies, and other foods,” says Chris Jackson of Rockridge District Association. “Gourmet food and beverage booths will be supplied by Rockridge restaurants, bars, and stores such as Mitama and Tara’s Organic Ice Cream plus Oakland food trucks and carts such as Tina Tamale, Tante’s, Boffo Cart, Aidell’s Sausage, Ohgane Korean BBQ, Sam’s ChowderMobile, El Tacobike and Sugah Hill Catering.”
The event will feature three mostly jazz stages, including the acclaimed Berkeley High Jazz Combos. Oaklandish’s Harvest Hoedown features live music and dance including performances by New Style Motherlode’s hip hop troupes and Hipline Belly Dance. Find comfort and beauty in the Wellness Area, or shop local craft artists and retail booths by local merchants including See Jane Run, Crossroads Trading Company, Namaste Yoga and Tootsie’s. Valet bike parking and pedicabs available.
“Market Hall will have their Picnic in the Street, offering succulent foods, comparative tastings, demos, wine tastings, and the always popular Cookbook Exchange,” adds Jackson. “The event will truly be fun and festive for the entire family. Children will have a blast with a kid’s stage, Climbing Wall, face-painting and hula hooping.
To contact the Rockridge Neighborhood Association, visit them on the web at http://www.rockridgeoutandabout.com or call (510) 604-3125.
About Rockridge District Association The Rockridge District Association, a Business Improvement District (BID), is dedicated to enhancing Rockridge through public works as well as promotional and beautification initiatives to make a strong, vibrant, diverse business center.
Rockridge, Oakland’s leading shopping district, is located along pedestrian-friendly College Avenue. Lined with trees, inviting storefronts, cafes and restaurants, the district combines urban sophistication with a relaxed paced. Rockridge boasts a concentration of eclectic, independently owned retail stores, restaurants and art galleries in the East Bay, which makes it a desirable destination for visitors and neighbors alike.
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