2021 Picnic on Telegraph:

Sunday, October 17th, 11am-7pm

Along Telegraph Avenue from 40th to 51st Street + Temescal Alley

Picnic on Telegraph returns to Oakland’s Temescal District on October 17 for a special Sunday edition on 10+ blocks of Telegraph Avenue, closed to cars and open to people! Kick off your Sunday with brunch, live music, shopping, fitness classes, and more-- all outdoors, socially-distanced, and in support of all of the incredible businesses Telegraph Avenue has to offer. Whether you’re interested in drag brunch, standup comedy, live music, interactive games, or just supporting all of your favorite local businesses, Picnic on Telegraph has something for everyone. Don't miss Temescal's final big street festival of 2021!

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Some highlights of our October Programming include:


THANK YOU to our generous community partners for supporting our October event! Picnic on Telegraph is produced by the Temescal BID, presented by Whole Foods Market and Nearby Bay Area, and supported by our Main Sponsors: UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital OaklandRoot'd in the 510Leuko Lab, MacArthur Commons, and Park Day School, as well as our Media Sponsor The Oaklandside and Community Sponsor, The Logan.


2021 Health & Safety Protocols

  • Face Coverings/Masks will be required by all Participants, Patrons, businesses and employees within the Picnic on Telegraph footprint, unless they are actively eating or drinking within the designated outdoor seating areas for a particular business.
  • Consumption of Food and drink will only be permitted within the designated areas, and patrons will be asked to not walk and eat/drink to ensure the safety of all attendees.
  • 6ft Physical Distancing will be enforced and verbally encouraged throughout Picnic on Telegraph by Temescal Ambassadors and lots of Signage. Participating businesses will ensure physical distancing inside their business and within their outdoor areas.
  • Health and Safety Ambassadors — There will be 2 ambassadors and 4 paid staff circulating to reinforcing all health + safety ordinances with friendly requests and reminders.
  • Sanitizing Stations — These will be provided throughout Picnic on Telegraph footprint – Telegraph Ave, 40th to 51st St for Patrons to use.

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October 2021 Sponsors


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