Welcome to Rockridge Out & About!
On Sunday September 16, Oakland’s beloved Rockridge neighborhood will welcome thousands from all over the region to shop, dine and explore at our 12th Rockridge Out & About festival. Mark your calendars now for a fun-filled day celebrating all that makes Rockridge a great place to live, work, shop and play! The free, family-friendly festivities run from noon-6pm along a strollable 8-block stretch of College Avenue.
Presented by the Rockridge District Association, the something-for-everyone street fair blends annual favorites with new activities while showcasing the 100+ ground floor shops and businesses that call Rockridge home.
Live Entertainment on the Avenue
Live music will be featured in multiple outdoor locations up and down College Avenue. Last year's highlights include: dance performances by Axis Dance Company and Shawl-Anderson Dance Center, Kinetic Arts Circus shows, pony rides and a petting zoo, a lively puppet show, in addition to music by Jr Dreads and The John Brothers Piano Company as part of an outdoor beer garden sponsored by Golden Squirrel Rockridge.
Schedule of Performances:
Note: Performances will be posted on this site at a later date. Please check back again for this year's line-up of cool entertainment!
Art + Food + Community
More than 100 community, artisan and business booths will dot College Avenue, combining with Rockridge’s plethora of existing businesses to offer a full range of shopping opportunities. Festival-goers can get a jump on fall and holiday shopping with selections ranging from antiques and home furnishings, clothing and jewelry, health and wellness, books and learning, international and artisanal foods, and much more.
A variety of great eats will be offered by scores of Rockridge establishments and food vendors. Beer and wine will also be sold and festival-goers will have the option of dining comfortably at tables in four festival food courts, this includes Market Hall Picnic in the Street .
Fun for the Kids
Always family-friendly, Rockridge Out & About also boasts loads of kids’ activities including kid-friendly carnival rides and games plus face painting and more.
Free, Easy to Get to and Fun for All!
Admission to the 2017 Rockridge Out & About is free to the public, made possible through our generous sponsors.
Direct access to the festival is fast and easy at the Rockridge BART station, where we'll add additional bike parking racks for the day. Oakland Spokes will host free Valet bike parking.
For a festival map, visit the Maps & Directions page on this website.