Temescal Street Fair Cancelled

In view of the public health crisis surrounding the coronavirus and in keeping with the continually evolving directives from state and local authorities, this year’s Temescal Street Fair originally scheduled for Sunday, June 14, 2020 has been canceled. Please mark your calendars for our rescheduled 17th annual street fair which will take place on Sunday, June 13, 2021.


Ways to support Temescal Businesses during COVID-19

Please support!

During these challenging times, the the Temescal Business Improvement District is asking our community to help support our local businesses, so that they can continue to offer thoughtfully-curated unique goods, services and of course delicious food for many years to come.


HEAD WEST Marketplace at Temescal

Saturday, April 11 | 11am – 5pm | 4521 Telegraph Ave | FREE

HEAD WEST Marketplace is coming to Temescal! HEAD WEST is an outdoor marketplace of makers, merchants and mavericks. On Saturday April 11, shop from 50 local brands and small businesses with new handmade, eco-friendly, home sourced goods and found vintage.


Taste of Temescal 2020

Tuesday, March 17 | 6 – 8:30pm | Telegraph from 40th – 51st  | $40 Buy Tickets HERE 

Taste of Temescal returns for 2020 with over 25 participating restaurants on Tuesday, March 17th, 6:00- 8:30pm! Scintillate your palates with this culinary crawl, one of Temescal’s most delectable annual events! Enjoy an evening of food, drink, live music and fabulous prizes. along Telegraph Avenue from 40th to 52nd Streets, Temescal Alley, and Claremont Ave. This is a green event too!


Temescal Trick or Treat 2019

Thursday, October 31 | 4 – 6pm | Telegraph from 40th – 51st  | FREE

Kids of all ages and parents, come and stroll Telegraph Ave and collect treats from local merchants. Start at The East Bay Depot for Creative Reuse and grab a halloween tote for all your candy, then head over to Ruby’s Garden Kidwear & Gift costume contest, trick and treat your way down to Flying Studios for their family dance party, and enter the apple bobbing contest at Ancient Ways!


Participate in the Temescal Holiday Fair

Sunday, December 8 | 11am – 5pm | 49th St. at Telegraph & Temescal Alley | 486 49th St.
The holiday season is fast approaching and the Temescal Telegraph BID is organizing the 2019 Temescal Holiday Fair: Creators & Critters for Bay Area shoppers to find beautiful unique gifts while supporting Temescal’s independent artists.


BID Welcomes New Marketing and Program Assistant

The BID would like to welcome Gabby as the new Marketing and Program Assistant. Gabby comes to the BID from North Atlantic Books in Berkeley, where she worked as a Marketing & Publicity intern.


Upper Telegraph Pre-Pride Party

Saturday, August 24 | 12 – 6pm | Telegraph & 66th | FREE

Come celebrate Oakland’s first Rainbow Crosswalks, Oakland Pride & our amazing Upper Telegraph community!  There will be: Queer First Fridays DJ’s and Dance Party, Drag shows, food, drinks and more. This event also celebrates that the City of Oakland has agreed to repaint our volunteer-created rainbow crosswalks, with a plan to permit permanent crosswalks!!


Now hiring: Temescal BID Marketing & Program Assistant

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: Marketing & Program Assistant

The Temescal Telegraph Business Improvement District (TTBID) seeks a Marketing and Program Assistant. This position is ideal to launch a career in community development, marketing, event planning, or business development. The chosen candidate will be involved in all aspects of the TTBID’s marketing, events, and program support and will work under the supervision of and with support from the Executive Director.


40th Street Block Party

On Saturday, June 20th, 11am-5pm Get ready to rock out to great live music including classic rock from The Cover Ups, punk-rock group Paper Dolls, dream-pop quartet Billie Gale, rock and roll group Destroy Boys, swampy rock’n’roll band Whateverglades, and Dj tunes by Tion Bukue Torrence! Plus local food and beer, and unique artisan vendors on 40th Street between Opal and Webster.