Temescal Events, Shopping, Arts and Dining

Vibrant • Gritty • Eclectic

40th Street Block Party

Saturday, July 20 | 11am-5pm | 40th Street, Opal to Webster | FREE

Get ready to rock out to great live music curated by Broken Guitars Oakland, local food and beer, and unique artisan vendors.  Bands include classic rock from The Cover Ups, punk-rock group Paper Dolls, dream-pop quartet Billie Gale, rock and roll group Destroy Boys. Plus DJ Tion!

Success: Repave & Redesign Telegraph approved!

Summer 2019

On Friday, December 14th, the Repair Telegraph Ave. finalized design proposed by OakDOT staff was approved by Oakland City Council, ensuring the repaving of Telegraph Ave. in 2019! The approved redesign of Telegraph Ave. between 42nd and 52nd St (aka Repair Telegraph) includes a road diet, parking protected bike lanes AND a pedestrian plaza on Shattuck Ave. between 45th and 46th St.

14 more pedestrian lights installed

On Monday, December 17th, the construction of 14 more pedestrian lights on Telegraph Ave between 40th Street and West MacArthur Blvd was completed, and now the lights are on and functional! These 14 additional lights join the 153 pedestrian lights already installed by the Temescal Telegraph BID throughout the Temescal District on the sidewalks to enhance safety and improve the pedestrian experience.

Temescal Public Art Walking Tour

Join the Temescal Telegraph Business District – Oakland (TTBID) for a guided walking tour of Temescal’s public art. The walking tour will include: a recap of Temescal’s rich history, Q&A with contributing artists, and an interactive mural painting with Bukue One. Together we’ll explore the art that takes up the walls of our favorite venues, the intersections of our streets, and the local landmarks we often overlook.
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2019 Temescal Street Fair

This year’s 16th Annual Temescal Street Fair will be on Sunday, June 9th, 2019. Join us for live music on three stages, great food from popular Temescal eateries and mobile food vendors, craft beer, and scores of artisans at our FREE annual Festival!
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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.