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Article: Love our Lake - Bringing Joy & Vitality to Lake Merritt this Summer

Love our Lake - Bringing Joy & Vitality to Lake Merritt this Summer

Love our Lake - Bringing Joy & Vitality to Lake Merritt this Summer

Oakland’s Treasured Lakeside Institutions Launch Summertime Campaign to Bring a Shine to the Jewel of Oakland

Oakland, CA – For generations, Lake Merritt has been a beautiful gathering place in the heart of Oakland, providing a picture-perfect setting for picnics, barbecues, special events and more.That’s why this summer, we’re bringing some shine to Oakland’s jewel!

Inspired by their passion for The Town and love of Lake Merritt, Children’s Fairyland, Oakland Museum of California (OMCA), the Oakland Public Library, Visit Oakland, the Oakland Parks & Recreation Foundation, and the Oakland Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce Oakland have joined forces to launch the LOVE OUR LAKE campaign.

LOVE OUR LAKE is a community-centered campaign to bring joy and vitality to Lake Merritt all summer long! From Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend, the campaign will showcase Oakland’s beauty and creative brilliance against the backdrop of our beloved jewel, Lake Merritt:
● Discover pop-up activities showcasing Oakland artists, performers, and culture-makers, including three free Saturday concerts featuring SambaFunk!, John Santos & Friends, and the West Coast Blues Society
● Join Lake Merritt walking groups
● Volunteer for organized lake stewardship activities
● Experience health and wellness through free classes

LOVE OUR LAKE kicks off on Saturday, May 25 with a free concert on the shores of Lake Merritt, as part of a series of free summertime concerts and events:

LOVE OUR LAKE LAUNCH EVENT
Saturday, May 25 1 - 4 pm, Lakeside Park, Edoff Memorial Bandstand
Concert & Community Picnic in the Park
Featuring SambaFunk! w/King Theo, Jazz Mafia, and OSA Jazz Combo
Master of Ceremonies: Kev Choice
Produced by Art + Soul Oakland

Other FREE summertime events and concerts at Lake Merritt:
Saturday, June 22, 11 am - 7 pm
5TH Annual LakeFest
https://lakefestoakland.com/

Saturday, July 27, 1 - 4 pm
John Santos & Friends
Lakeside Park, Edoff Memorial Bandstand
Produced by Art + Soul Oakland

Saturday, August 24, 1 - 4 pm
West Coast Blues Society
Lakeside Park, Edoff Memorial Bandstand
Produced by Art + Soul Oakland

Love Our Lake is presented by: Children’s Fairyland, Oakland Museum of California, Visit Oakland, Oakland Public Library, the Oakland Parks & Recreation Foundation.

And sponsored by: Oakland Thrives, Oakland Municipal Chamber of Commerce, Kapor Center, Oaklandish, and Oakland Venue Management. Produced by Art + Soul Oakland.

For additional information : Love our Lake Calendar of Events

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