Art + Soul Festival and Street Closures


The Art + Soul festival will be celebrating its 17th year in Oakland on Saturday, August 19th – Sunday, August 20th. The preparation of this festival begins on Friday, August 18, 9:00am until Monday, August 21st.

The festival will run from Noon to 6pm each day and includes live music on four stages, dozens of artisans, a Family Fun Zone, three food courts and much more. The festival is laid out on the downtown streets from 14th & Broadway to 12th & Jefferson.

Street closures:

On Friday, August 18 starting at 9:30am:

  • 14th Street from Broadway to MLK (The City Center Garage will remain open and accessible from 11th Street until its normal closing time)
  • Clay Street from 11th to 16th
  • 12th Street from Broadway to MLK
  • Jefferson from 11th to 15th (The City Center West Garage will remain open until its normal closing time)

These street closures will remain in effect until 2:00am, Monday morning.