Thousands expected to attend the urban experience at the Oakland waterfront
“Jack London Square is a perfect location for this event because it’s literally in the heart of the Oakland Urban Wine Trail,” said Nick Cattaneo who developed the Festival as Director of Events at Jack London Square. “We will shine a bright light on Oakland and Northern California wineries, mix in good eats, vendors and music to create a unique urban experience.”
There is no admission fee for the Festival. It will feature more than 35 East Bay and Northern California wineries, including those from the coastal, Livermore, Napa Valley and Sonoma wine-growing regions. Additionally, specially brewed ciders and craft beer will be part of the Festival’s offerings.
Music and local-makers exhibiting their wares will round out the event. Two DJs will spin and mix R&B and jazz; a small brass jazz group will play live at the foot of Franklin Street.
Special exhibitor – Tesla, the Bay Area based electric car-maker – will be on hand. Tesla will bring its new custom Airstream trailer mobile exhibit to display vehicle features and explain how their cars work.
Food, like crepes, BBQ, lumpia and empanadas will be available from local vendors, and from the wide variety of restaurants in the Square to meet festivalgoers’ appetites.
This event is free to attend. Tasting tickets for the Urban Wine Festival are $45.00 in advance and $55.00 the day of the event. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to a local non-profit.
Please go here to see all of the activities at the Oakland waterfront or call (510) 645-9292. Transportation to the Square includes the Alameda/SF Bay Ferry, the free “B” shuttle that runs along Broadway, and public transit. For directions to Jack London Square, please go here.
About the Port of Oakland:
The Port of Oakland oversees the Oakland seaport, Oakland International Airport, and 20 miles of waterfront including Jack London Square. Together with its business partners, the Port supports more than 73,000 jobs in the region and nearly 827,000 jobs across the United States. Connect with the Port of Oakland and Oakland International Airport through Facebook, or with the Port on Twitter, YouTube, and at www.portofoakland.com.
SOURCE: Port of Oakland