On August 24 & 25 the Oakland Chinatown Chamber of Commerce (OCCC) will be presenting its 32nd Annual Chinatown StreetFest. The two-day event runs from 10AM to 5:30PM and is free to the public. Consisting of more than 150 booths offering everything from jade bracelets to BBQ lamb, the festival will span 8 blocks of Chinatown. Every year small businesses and community organizations from all over California come to showcase a myriad of delicious foods, unique Asian products, and special services. Established in 1988 by the Oakland Chinatown Chamber of Commerce, the StreetFest was created to encourage a sense of community in a place where diversity in people and businesses thrive. Browsing the 8 city blocks one will find a little bit of almost everything the Bay Area has to offer.
Oakland Asian Cultural Center is excited to present this year’s Cultural Village at Oakland Chinatown Streetfest. The Village will provide a variety of interactive art activities for all ages and experiences to enjoy. Featured activities include simple movement-based workshops such as Japanese taiko drumming and taichi exercise, while plenty of tabletop cultural crafts such as lantern-making and painting will be available for hands-on enjoyment.
Be sure to check out our community coloring banners, where we invite you all to help us create some unique banners that represent the creativity within our community.