Oakland First Fridays Juneteenth

Oakland First Fridays JuneteenthJoin Oakland First Fridays on June 2nd and observe Juneteenth, also known as “National Freedom Day”. It’s the oldest national celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States. Foster love and inclusion in this American tradition and celebrate expressions of freedom through Art, Music, Poetry, Vogue and more!

The Oakland First Fridays street festival is a monthly community program taking place between West Grand Avenue to 27th Street on Telegraph Avenue. Up to 30,000 people visit the event each month, celebrating art, music, and creativity together on the streets of Oakland.

Friday, June 2nd from 5 to 9:30 PM
Event Highlights

Freedom Kiki Vogue Ball  Expressions of freedom through VOGUE! With AIDS Project of the East Bay, 7 pm at the 23rd Street Stage—Assemble your houses! Strike a pose and hit the streets for Oakland First Fridays very first Vogue Ball.

KinFolk, 7:30 PM at the 24th Street Stage—Founded in 1990, this Gospel Hip Hop group is committed to sharing good vibes and positive messages through the power of music. They have turned their rhymes into their mission; touching lives one verse at a time.

Zuluzuluu, 6:45 PM at the 25th Street Stage—Zuluzuluu is a 6 member band armed with synths, Afro-futurism and soulful melodies. Influenced by the greats of funk, soul, and jazz, Zuluzuluu uses their music to explore the psyche in search for black excellence.

Airballin—Oakland-based artist De Andre is a Air Brush artist and Body Painter. His work has been commissioned worldwide. See his live body painting at work at our interactive art area on the corner of 23rd Street and Telegraph Avenue.

View the full June 2017 Entertainment Lineup here. And the vendor listings and stage locations here.

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