Temescal Events, Shopping, Arts and Dining

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Repaving Telegraph Ave.

Starting June 8th

The milling and new pavement installation on Telegraph Avenue from 37th St to 52nd St will begin the week of June 8th and be completed in 2-3 weeks. Residents and businesses should anticipate various no parking restrictions, partial road closures, and detours while this major operation is conducted. Two-way traffic will be maintained along Telegraph Ave every day throughout the paving.

Virtual Temescal Experiences

July - September 2020

Although we are not able to gather in person, many of your favorite Temescal businesses are hosting virtual experiences throughout the summer! Enjoy a variety of classes and workshops including sourdough bread making, pilates, a Dungeons and Dragons Summer Camp and more!

Taste of Temescal postponed


In light of the latest guidance from Governor Newsom, we will be postponing the Taste of Temescal, likely to May 2020. We will issue refunds to all who would like one. We will be honoring all the tickets at our postponed event and so urge all who can, to keep their tickets, since the proceeds go to our local schools and nonprofits.

HEAD WEST Marketplace

Postponed to Saturday, August 8th | 11am - 5pm | 4521 Telegraph Ave

HEAD WEST, a marketplace of makers, merchants and mavericks is coming to Temescal! The outdoor, open-air marketplace will feature 50 local brands and small businesses with new, handmade, eco-friendly, home sourced goods and found vintage. Enjoy music, refreshments and good eats just steps away!

Virtual Temescal Experiences

Although we may not able to gather in person, many of your favorite Temescal businesses are hosting virtual experiences throughout the summer! 

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New Pavement Installation on Telegraph to be Completed by June 26th

The final top coat of asphalt is being installed on Telegraph Ave, with expected completion of this Phase 2 of 3 in the repaving construction plan, by June 26th.  
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Temescal is a vibrant neighborhood leading the Oakland renaissance, full of innovative and diverse people creating small independent thoughtfully-curated shops, restaurants and services, celebrating emerging arts and culture in our community.

The Temescal Telegraph Business Improvement District creates, promotes and nurtures an engaging destination for Bay Area residents, workers, and visitors to experience Temescal. We do so through strengthening our thriving economic base of both longtime and new businesses, celebrating the diverse cultures of the District and its events, and enhancing Temescal Telegraph's physical environment and public safety.