First Friday

First Fridays

Popular First Fridays Event In Oakland Faces Turmoil, Vendors Worry About Future

What started out 10 years ago as a block party, the “First Fridays” event now takes up much of Telegraph Avenue and attracts thousands of people to Oakland.


Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf (Libby Schaff/A Better Oakland)

Oakland Mayor Schaaf Would Consider First Fridays’ Request For Financial Help

Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf says the city would be willing to entertain First Fridays street arts festival’s requests for financial help, but the city is dealing with its own money problems.


First Friday event in Oakland. (CBS)

Oakland Holds Scaled Back First Friday Event Following 18-Year Old’s Murder

The crowds that turned out for First Friday in Oakland found tighter rules and a smaller event, following the murder of an 18-year-old student near last month’s festival.



Oakland Branch Of NAACP Calls For Public Events To Continue Despite Violence

President George Holland is calling on the community to stand up and fight back following the fatal shooting earlier this month following the First Friday event.