Two city blocks of the most flexible indoor/outdoor event space in the city.

  • Shut down 9th

  • Take over Wilcox Alley

  • Pop-up in the parking lot

  • Transform warehouse space, office space, restaurant spaces

  • Host an intimate private party

  • Host an energetic public extravaganza or anything in-between

When you host your event at Old Oakland, you have the support of our experienced event specialists and flexible use of our dynamic spaces. You have your pick of indoor and outdoor spaces for block parties, concerts, artisan fairs, pop-ups, weddings, fundraisers, workshops, lectures, conferences, and film or photoshoots. The sky's the limit. 

Let your imagination sore. Pitch us your most creative idea. 


Weekly farmer’s market

Load up on an abundance of seasonal foods every Friday 8am - 2pm when 9th Street closes down to traffic and opens up to the freshest produce. Rain or shine, for more than 20 years, the Old Oakland Farmer's Market is the longest standing weekly market in the nation and home to some of California's most revered certified farmers and food purveyors.


Head west marketplace

HEAD WEST is a new monthly marketplace, curated and managed by Jimmy Brower of WEST PERRO, that takes places in the East Bay of San Francisco, providing a platform for new and emerging brands to have a physical selling space to showcase their designs, hand-made goods and unique talents.

For more information, vendor applications + newsletter sign up, find HEAD WEST on Instagram, Online, or on Facebook.


Mercado Latinx

Mercado Latinx is the Bay Area’s first Latinx Pop-Up market, showcasing small, local Latinx arts, creators and way-makers.

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Block Parties & Street Closures

9th Street between Broadway and Washington becomes a pedestrian haven with a permitted street closure. This flexible event space can give rise to your next big idea; cultivate community when you host a spectacular celebration on the streets of Old Oakland.


Concerts & Events

Dance, sing, feast, gather and celebrate artistry in our open spaces. We can divide or annex to accommodate groups from 10 to 1000+. Our multi-functional spaces start in gorgeous brick alleyways, spill out into parking lots or take place in our historic and light-filled indoor spaces. Come dream with us and host your next event here.



Looking to stay a little longer? Thinking about a long weekend or weeks long engagement? We are all ears. We love to host the creative and thought provoking events and shops that benefit from a semi-permanent engagement. These are the activations that bring excitement and spark imagination. #boldoakland


Mari Swim

Partnerships, Event Bookings