2021 Picnic on Telegraph Schedule:

Friday, August 20th, 4-8pm

Sunday, October 17th, 11am-7pm

Picnic on Telegraph

The first-ever Picnic on Telegraph in October 2020  was such a success, we're planning two Picnic on Telegraphs in 2021 -- one on a Summer Friday evening, and a daytime picnic on a Sunday. We invite you to #DiscoverTemescal outdoors along Telegraph Ave from 40th to 51st St. Spend the day walking, shopping, and dining out on the street all while supporting Temescal businesses. Enjoy expanded outdoor seating on the newly repaved Telegraph Ave and relish in some safe and socially distanced time outdoors while exploring over 11 blocks of Telegraph.

2021 outdoor dining, retail pop-ups, sidewalk sales, performances, family-friendly entertainment, and interactive activities to be announced soon!

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Highlights of Expanded outdoor seating, sidewalk sales & free fitness classes at last year's Picnic on Telegraph:

Expanded outdoor seating to enjoy delicious food and refreshing drinks from Temescal restaurants, taprooms, and bars including:

Aunt Mary's CafeRoses' TaproomPrima MateriaNorth LightMarufuku RamenThe AvenueSaucy OaklandBurma SuperstarTemescal BrewingSaucy OaklandCo NamDaol TofuSmokin Woods BBQHancookAzitBird and BuffaloPyeong Chang Tofu HouseThe Cro CafePizzaioloAsmaraArtichoke Basille's Pizza

Outdoor retail, one day pop-ups and sidewalk sales from:

Interactive Activities for all ages:

  • Yoga classes throughout the day from Square One Yoga: 11am Kundalini Yoga, 12pm, 2pm, and 4pm all-levels mind flow.
  • Outdoor board and card games with It's Your Move Games!
  • Corpo Kinetic outdoor pilates classes from 11am to sunset
  • Skylyne at Temescal's Grand Opening at 39th St with virtual tours of the new apartments, and free swag!
  •  Temescal Brewing Giant Beer Garden 41st to 42nd St (12pm-8pm):
    - Planter Day will be on-site selling plants
    - Food truck is Kolobok serving delicious Russian food
    - Dessert from Homeroom including Giant Oreos
  • Gift sets and prizes from 9 Round Fitness
  • Giveaways, prizes, and tours at 4700 Telegraph
  • Workouts from Game Changer Fitness at 51st St.
  • A Bicycles Skills Course with Walk Oakland Bike Oakland, from 40th-41st St from 12-5pm.
Plus all your other favorite businesses are open, so come pick up a new plant at Crimson Horticulture Rarities, bite into a decadent ice cream donut sandwich from I Scream Donuts, and a crispy fish taco from Cholita Linda!
WHERE: Telegraph Ave, between 39th & 51st Streets
WHEN: Friday, August 20th, 2021 | 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sunday, October 17th, 2021 | 11:00 am - 7:00 pm

2020 Health & Safety Protocols (2021  Protocols TBD)

  • 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. Anyone not in compliance with this State, City + County ordinance will be offered a mask by a Temescal Ambassador, and if they refuse to comply, they will then be asked to leave.
  • Each participating business will implement their own site specific protection plan for their outdoor seating/retail/fitness, eg: wiping down tables after each party and ensuring the health code and ABC rules are followed by their patrons. 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 4 ambassadors and 2 BID 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, 39th to 51st St for Patrons to use.
  • Additionally, each participating business will have their own Hand Sanitizing Pump for patrons/customers to sanitize their hands Before and after entering the outdoor seating area, touching an outdoor retail product, or participating in a fitness activity.


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