On August 23 & 24, the Oakland Chinatown Chamber of Commerce (OCCC) will be presenting its 27th Annual Chinatown StreetFest. In celebrating the Year of the Horse, the Chinatown StreetFest will attract thousands of people from all over the Bay Area to come savor the taste of Asia, and to experience the traditions that Oakland's Chinatown has so diligently preserved.
The two-day event runs from 10AM to 5:30 PM and is free to the public. Consisting of more than 200 booths, the festival will span nine to ten blocks of Chinatown. Every year small businesses and community organizations from all over California come to showcase a myriad of delicious foods, unique Asian products, and special services. There will be arts & crafts, entertainment on two stages, and a Cultural Village presented by the the Oakland Asian Cultural Center.
YouTube'ers killerb00tsman and omikane04 attended the StreetFest several years ago and made this really cool video. Check it out...
Getting to the Festival ...
Festival attendees are encouraged to take BART. Get off at the 12th Street Oakland station and exit to 11th Street. When you get up to street level, you will be at 11th and Broadway. Walk down Broadway towards 9th Street until you see the Streetfest. The festival spans 7th Street to 11th Street and from Broadway to Harrison Street.
If you wish to drive, visit our directions page for more information. Information on parking garages can also be found on our directions page
The Oakland Chinatown Chamber would like to thank the sponsors of StreetFest 2014
The 27th Annual Oakland Chinatown Streetfest
August 23 & 24, 2014
10:00AM to 5:30PM
Entertainment Spotlight: Ben's Shaolin Kung Fu Lion Dance Team
Ben's Shaolin Kung Fu Lion Dance Team will be appearing at the StreetFest Cultural Stage on Saturday August 23 at 12:00Noon
Ben's Shaolin Kung Fu Lion Dance operates a martial arts and lion dance studio in Oakland Chinatown. Studio Master Peter Chan's mission is to preserve the tradition of Chinese martial arts so it will not be lost among current and future generations.
Jest Jammin' will be appearing at the StreetFest Popular Stage on Saturday, August 23, 2:00PM.
Led by the Rev. Norman Fong, Jest Jammin' aka "Chinatown Soul Band", has entertained the public for 40 years. They are the last of the "Local Chinatown bands" from the 60's and 70's, and are still enjoying a popularity from an enthusiastic public. Comprised of "home grown" talent, Jest Jammin' has been performing their wide repertoire of music from the soulful 60's and 70's, including tunes from recent decades.
Entertainment Spotlight: Gadung Kasturi Balinese Dance and Music
Gadung Kasturi Balinese Dance and Music will be appearing at the StreetFest Cultural Stage on Sunday August 24th at 12:00Noon
Gadung Kasturi refers to the scent of the Gadung flower. Under the direction of Kompiang Metri-Davies, the company is dedicated to the preservation and development of the traditional dance of Bali, Indonesia.
D Edward will be appearing at the StreetFest Popular Stage on Sunday, August 24, 12:00Noon.
D. Edward, a multi-talented singer-songwriter from Oakland, California will be performing with his band music from his current CD, Little Red Box. With a combination of heartfelt lyrics, catchy melodies and solid grooves, the music of D. Edward is punctuated throughout with elements of soul, jazz, latin, and pop. When not performing with his band, D. Edward can be seen performing with legendary R&B/Funk group ConFunkShun. His music is available on iTunes and CDBaby
Entertainment Spotlight: Patty Chu's Chinese Folk Dance Troupe
The Patty Chu's Chinese Folk Dance Troupe will be appearing at the StreetFest Cultural Stage on Sunday August 24 at 3:00PM
The Patty Chu Chinese Folk Dance Troupe performs folk dances of the various ethnic minorities of China. Many people have the misconception that China is a very homogeneous society. However, there are 55 officially recognized ethnic minorities in China, each with its own unique culture. Patty Chu Dance Troupe's show always features a variety colorful costumes representing a specific ethnic minority. Most of all, their graceful stage presence and technical skills always make a good impression on the audience.