BARTable This Weekend: September 6-8
If you thought Pride was over, think again! This weekend, The Town will celebrate the LGBTQ communities with a festival and parade down Broadway. Heading to the parade? Don't forget to look for the BARTmobile, he'll be showing his Pride with BART employees and their families. Looking for other things to do? From car shows, to festivals and art walks, there's a little something for everyone this weekend.
Editor's note: Before you go, visit bart.gov to get the latest updates on ongoing weekend closures/track maintenance on the Antioch/Yellow Line, service alerts and more. You can also plan your trip with our Trip Planner to get estimated travel times. Please note that there will be single-tracking between Orinda and Walnut Creek on Saturday. Expect delays of 30 minutes or more.
The KONO District welcomes September with Oakland First Friday. Photo courtesy of Oakland First Friday.
Rotunda Dance Series by Civic Center/UN Plaza
The Rotunda Dance Series brings many of the Bay Area’s most celebrated dance companies to San Francisco City Hall for free monthly noon-time performances. This month, CUICACALLI "House of Culture" will be performing. CUICACALLI is a year-round youth training program, in association with DANCING EARTH, the nation’s foremost Indigenous contemporary dance ensemble. Take a noon-time BART ride to Civic Center/UN Plaza and walk five minutes to the City Hall Rotunda for this free performance.
Oakland First Fridays by 19th St/Oakland
For September, First Fridays delivers a double-header. Kick off Oakland Pride weekend with a lineup of entertainment and activities celebrating the diversity of Oakland. Koreatown Northgate (KONO) is putting on the Korean Culture Fest, putting a spotlight on the art, culture, cuisine, and performance of the people who put the "K" in KONO! Take BART to 19th St/Oakland, stroll a few blocks up to West Grand and turn left, the main entrance is two blocks down at Telegraph Avenue.
Oakland Art Murmur | First Fridays Walk by Various Oakland Stations
Over 30 Oakland Art Murmur affiliated venues have coordinated openings on the first Friday of each month. Affiliated venues are open to the public from 6-9pm. Check out the Interactive Map to see start your art adventure. Take BART to one of the Oakland stations and walk to your first venue.
Start your engines for a fun-filled Saturday full of Classic Cars at the Orinda Car Show. Photo courtesy of Orinda Car Show Facebook.
Castro Valley Fall Festival by Castro Valley
The 47th Annual Castro Valley Fall Festival takes over the town's main boulevard Saturday and Sunday from 10am-6pm. Stroll along Castro Valley Boulevard while browsing over 150 arts and crafts, non-profit and community booths with an adult beverage in hand. Take BART to Castro Valley and walk eight minutes to Castro Valley Boulevard.
Orinda Classic Car Show by Orinda
Get your engines ready and let the good times roll at the 15th Annual Orinda Classic Car Show. This year's show will feature a special exhibit of classic Porsches and Classic Station Wagons. This family-friendly event includes refreshments and ice cream along with entertainment by the Lamorinda Idol singers. Don't forget, at the end of the day, fans can ride in the car of their choice for a small donation in the popular drive around Orinda. Take BART to Orinda and walk 14 minutes to Orinda Motors, Inc.
Oakland A's | Fireworks Night by Coliseum
After taking in the game at the Coliseum, sit in awe either on the field or maybe from the Coliseum platform as you watch the Oakland A's put on one amazing fireworks show. Tickets are still available for the game against the Detroit Tigers and start at about $20/ticket. We promise, this fireworks' theme is not to be missed (think Storm Troopers, Death Star, Luke Skywalker). Take BART to Coliseum and walk seven minutes to the field.
Autumn Moon Festival by Montgomery St
Grant & California Streets in SF are transformed for the 2019 Autumn Moon Festival. Enjoy two days of non-stop entertainment, arts and crafts, lion dancing, live music, martial arts, games, food, and much more! The Opening Parade is Saturday at 11am and the Dragon Parade is Sunday at 5pm. Take BART to Montgomery St and walk two blocks to Grant Ave.
The Pride party continues on in Downtown Oakland with a parade down Broadway and festival on Sunday. Photo courtesy of Jim DeLauro, BART.
Sunday Streets | Tenderloin by Civic Center/UN Plaza
Sunday Streets second Tenderloin event of the season provides open, car-free streets for kids, families, seniors and residents, celebrating one of the city’s oldest and most historic neighborhoods. New this year, the inaugural Getting There Together Celebration comes to Civic Center in conjunction with Sunday Streets. This party features and celebrates seniors and people with disabilities with an Interactive Resource Fair and an All Abilities Open Air Gymnasium with movement and wellness classes, plus a Main Stage featuring performances by local seniors and people with disabilities. Take BART to Civic Center/UN Plaza and walk two blocks to Fulton St.
Oakland Pride Parade & Festival by 12th St/Oakland City Center or 19th St/Oakland
Pride doesn't end in June! Come celebrate the LGBTQ community in Downtown Oakland at the Oakland Pride Parade beginning at 11am at Broadway and 14th St. After the parade, take in a show at one of the four stages, visit one of the many local vendors, and take the littles to play in the Children's Area at the Pride Festival. General admission to the Festival is $10 and children under 12 are $5. Viewing the parade on Broadway is free. Take BART to either 12th St/Oakland City Center or 19th St/Oakland for the festivities.
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