The Oakland Chinatown Chamber would like to thank the sponsors of StreetFest 2018
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About The Festival ...
On August 25 & 26, the Oakland Chinatown Chamber of Commerce (OCCC) will be presenting its 31st Annual Chinatown StreetFest. In celebrating the Year of the Dog, 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 eight 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 made this really cool video about the StreetFest. 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 31st Annual Oakland Chinatown StreetFest
August 25 & 26, 2018
10:00AM to 5:30PM
Entertainment Spotlight: Soul'd Out Band
Soul'd Out will be appearing at the StreetFest Popular Stage on Sunday August 26 at 2:00PM
Featuring lead vocalists Jannel Candrice, and the soulful vocals of Johann Michael, aka JoRasp, the Soul’d Out Band is a Bay Area based cover band, specializing in RnB, Top 40 hits, and other genres, from today and yesteryears. The Soul’d Out experience will bring back memories and create new ones. They will hype you up to get you dancing and encourage you to sing along. Get ready to jam to some smooth tunes and get down to a funkadelic experience. The Soul'd Out Band is ready to rock your soul!
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 Sunday August 25 at 1:00 PM.
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.
Dragon Papa Dessert booth will be located on 8th Street between Franklin and Broadway.
What is Dragon’s Beard Candy? The legend of Dragon's Beard Candy was first notably practiced during the Chinese Han Dynasty. As the story recounts, an imperial court chef entertained the Emperor one day by performing steps involved in making a new confection. The process of making the candy involved stretching a dough-like mixture composed from rice flour into small, thin strands. These strands reminded the Emperor of a dragon's beard, and were sticky enough to adhere to one's face quite easily, so thus the concoction was there-forth named as Dragon's Beard Candy, which is sometimes also referred to as Chinese Cotton Candy. If you'd like to try this special treat visit the Dragon Papa Dessert booth at the StreetFest. Their booth will be located on Franklin St. between 8th and 7th St., near the Chase Bank.
Entertainment Spotlight: Jest Jammin'
Jest Jammin' will be appearing at the StreetFest Popular Stage on Saturday August 25th at 2:00PM
Led by the Rev. Norman Fong, Jest Jammin' aka "Chinatown Soul Band", has entertained the public for 40 years. In 1968 Norman Fong, Brad Lum, & Ed Toy, got together with a couple of other friends, formed a band that was unnamed until 1971 when they added more members and officially called themselves Jest Jammin'. 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.