Also see this Timeline of Oakland History.
First attempt at using the 12 Events by Month tagged pages and the Lake Merritt History page design to create an overall Timeline of Oakland History... Let's see it this takes off.
- 25 - Town of Oakland incorporates as a City!
- 14 - Badger's Park - Amusement Park opens, reportedly to a crowd of 4,000 paying customers
- 25 - Oakland City Hall (1869) destroyed by fire
- 26 - Arrests made related to Dog Fighting
- 6 - Grand Lake Theater : Grand Opening of Vaudeville Show and Silent Movie House
- 8 - Piedmont Avenue Branch Library opens at original 160 41st Street location
- 27 - The Ligure Club meets for the first time
- 21 - Amelia Earhart and navigator Fred Noonan departed Oakland Airport for what would become her final journey across the Pacific Ocean. They disappeared.
- 1 - Hells Angels Oakland Established
- 18 - Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum : Grand Opening with a football game
- 6 - Piedmont Avenue Branch Library celebrates 75th Anniversary at then current location
- 19 & 20 - Oakland Firestorm
- 2 - Stomper - Official Mascot of Oakland A's baseball team debuts in an Season Opening night game.. GO A's GO! GO A's GO!!
- 21st - March 21st, 2009 (death of 4 police officers)
- 12 - Liberating Ourselves Locally (LOL!) has their first big event, community brucnh
- 25 & 26 - Oakland Chinatown StreetFest
- 21, 22, 23 -Eat Real Festival
- 9 - Sudo Room moves to 2141 Broadway
- 11 - Oaksterdam Mural removed as wall is whitewashed
27 - History Editathon 3
- 2 First Friday Shooting :-(
- 23 Open Data Day Oakland
- 27 Robert Stanley Oden Oakland Public Library Book Lecture
- 28 Dan Kalb Listening Session
- 1 - Oakland Solutions Salons in response to First Friday Shooting in February 2013
- 7 - Teaching Matters Event
- 16 - Oakland Nights Live: The Human Body!
- 20 - First of several Public Safety Events: CITY WIDE Town Hall Meetings, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (Police District 5) Castlemont High School 8601 MacArthur Boulevard
- 23 - Second of several Public Safety Events: CITY WIDE Town Hall Meetings, 10:00 a.m.– 1:00 p.m. (Police District 1) Beebe Memorial Cathedral 3900 Telegraph Ave
- 24 - Oakland Wiki retreat (March 2013)
- 24 - Oakland Running Festival : 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
- 30 - Great Egg Hunt : 12 p.m. - 3 p.m. at Dunsmuir Hellman Historic Estates
- 1 - Oakland A's - Lose 2013 Home Opener to Seattle Mariners, 2-0 for the 9th consecutive Opening Day Loss.
- 4 to 7 - The 11th Annual Oakland International Film Festival
- 5 - Uptown ArtPark Opening
- 5 - Nsubordinate Zine Release Party
- 5 & 6 - Temescal Spring Skate & Stroll - 49th Street at Telegraph in Temescal
- 5 to 7 - The 8th Annual Tulip Exhibition, at Tower Chapel in Mountain View Cemetery
- 6 - Farnoosh Fathi - Local Poet speaking at the speaking at the Temescal Public Library Branch
- 13 - Oakland Nights Live: Hackerspaces!
- 14 - OaklandWiki Goes Analog! - Posting of exemplary Oakland Wiki articles around town so that more people will hear about us!
- 20 - Oakland Earth Day - 9 a.m to 12 Noon at 80 locations throughout The City.
- 29 - Pothole Blitz Begins. It continues until June 23, 2013. ( This is an annual event )
- 1 - Release of Thomas Frazier's first report as Compliance Director
- 3 - Meet & Greet with Lynette McElhaney
- 4 - Art Murmur & First Friday
- 4 - Jack's Night Market in Jack London Square
- 4 - Victorian Garden Gala
- 5 - Cinco de Mayo Festival - 35th & International Blvd. in Fruitvale, 12 Noon to 4 p.m.
- 5 - Jane Jacobs Oakland Wiki Walk - Meet in front of the Lake Merritt BART Station main entrance at 1 p.m. FREE
- 5 - 2nd Annual TacoConf 2013 - Bike journey through Oakland in the search of the best taco/taco truck!
- 5 - Tina Tamale's Cinco de Mayo Party
- 6 - North Oakland Emergency Public Safety Meeting
- 7 - Temescal Dishcrawl
- 8 - Chief Howard Jordan unexpectedly resigns, leading to 3 chiefs in 3 days
- 8 - Bratton Report released
- 8 - Andrew Papachristos at Safe Oakland
- 9 - District 7 Budget Town hall Meeting
- 9 - Public Safety Town Hall for Youth
- 9 - Bike to Work Day (annual event)
- 10 - OPD Open House
- 10 - Oakland Internet Cat Video Festival Preview Screening at OMCA 7 p.m.
- 11 - Oakland Internet Cat Video Festival 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. at The Great Wall of Oakland at West Grand between Telegraph and Broadway
- 11 - Glenview Cottage Industries Show at Park Boulevard Presbyterian Church
- 11 - Oakland Nights Live
- 11 - Mayor Jean Quan proclaims the day "Bay Area Derby Girls Day" in Oakland.
- 12 - Mother's Day High Tea at Dunsmuir
- 13 - At Large & District 5 Budget Town Hall Meeting
- 15 - 19 - Bay Area Black Comedy Competition and Festival
- 17, 18, 19 - Festival of Greece at Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Ascension
- 17 - Rob Bonta Gun Violence Hearing
- 18 - District 1 and District 3 Budget Town Hall Meeting
- 18 - Malcom X Jazz Festival at San Antonio Park
- 18 - Walk to End Poverty
- 18 - Free Boating Open House
- 18 - Reflections on the Plaza with James Rojas
- 18 - Scottish Rite Revealed Tour
- 18 - Sounds in Rockridge
- 19 - Jazz at the Chimes holds a Concert beginning at 2 p.m.
- 19 - District 2 and District 4 Budget Town Hall Meeting
- 20 - District 6 Budget Town Hall Meeting
- 20 - Place Keeping with James Rojas
- 22 - Street Wisdom
- 23 - Senior Town Hall Discussion
- 23 - City Slicker Farms Community Design Meeting 6-8p
- 25 - Compost Workshop
- 25 - Ghost Investigation
- 25 - Custom Car Show in Jack London Square
- 26 - Tweed Ride
- 30 - 7th annual Indie Awards
- 5 - SoulCollage workshop with Katherine Ziegler at Laurel Bookstore. For more info http://www.laurelbookstore.com/event/soulcollage-workshop-katherine-ziegler
- 6 - Claremont Middle School Day - On June 4th, 2013 City Council declared June 6th Claremont Middle School day in honor of 100 years of being, well, a school
- 7 - First Friday
- 8 - Solano Art Walk
- 8 - IUH Urban Farm Tour
- 9 - Love Our Lake Day 11 am - 4 pm, all around Lake Merritt. At New Amphitheater location 2 p.m., official Grand Opening Ceremony with Mayor Jean Quan
- 17 - Sewage backs up into the clubhouses at O.Co forcing the A's and the visiting Mariners to shower in Raiders locker room and leading to more discussion of the A's moving.
- 22 - Walk in the Wild at Oakland Zoo
- 22 - Fixit Clinic at Temescal Branch of Oakland Public Library. See event information.
- 23 - Wiknic 2013
25 - Oakland Wiki Volunteers will meet at MLK Café at 7pm for the first community editathon based in the Longfellow neighborhood. This event will coincide with the weekly community Happy Hour hosted by MLK Café.
Join us! Bring your books and/or your knowledge and we'll teach you how to capture the essence of Longfellow on the wiki. Contact coordinators for questions.Longfellow Editathon page on Oakland Wiki
- 26 - End of the Pothole Blitz
- 28 - Play Day in the Plaza
- All Month - National Parks & Rec Month Events
- 1 - BART and city employees strike (BART employee strike continues to July 5)
- 2 - Free marriages celebrating repeal of Prop 8
- 4 - Oakland Municipal Band kicks off their 101st anniversary season at the Lake Merritt Bandstand
- 5 - Last city-funded First Friday
- 6-7 - Burger Boogoloo at Mosswood Park
- 6 - Oakland Heritage Alliance Walking Tour: The Legacy Of “Poet Of The Sierras” Joaquin Miller
- 6 - Beast Crawl
- 7 - Oakland Heritage Alliance Walking Tour: Mountain View Cemetery
- 7 - Temescal Street Fair
- 7 - Dorothy DeBolt Fun Run
- 12 - Fruitvale Station movie (tells the story of Oscar Grant) scheduled to be released nationwide
- 13 - Oakland Heritage Alliance Walking Tour: F. M. "Borax" Smith Estate
- 14 - Oakland Heritage Alliance Walking Tour: Tiles and Terra Cotta In Uptown Oakland
- 15 - Annual "Green T" Golf Tournament
- 20 - Pedalfest
- 20 - Oakland Heritage Alliance Walking Tour: Seventh Street And The Prescotts
- 20 - Peralta Hacienda Editathon
- 21 - Oakland Heritage Alliance Walking Tour: Dimond
- 25- Women of the Year Celebration: Alameda Library, 1550 Oak Street
- 27 - Oakland Heritage Alliance Walking Tour: Key Events In The East Bay Hills
- 28 - Fourth Sunday Race
- 28 - Oakland Heritage Alliance Walking Tour: Adams Point Perambulation
- 1 - After the Crisis: the thought of Ivan Illich Today (Day 1: Education) - Oakland School for the Arts
- 2 - After the Crisis: the thought of Ivan Illich Today (Day 2: Economy and Ecology) - Oakland School for the Arts
- 3 - Oakland Heritage Alliance Walking Tour: Butters Canyon
- 3 - Art + Soul Oakland Festival
- 3 - After the Crisis: the thought of Ivan Illich Today (Day 3: Politics and Religion) - Oakland School for the Arts
- 4 - Oakland Heritage Alliance Walking Tour: Fruitvale, The Second Downtown
- 4 - Art + Soul Oakland Festival
- 9 - Covered California Town Hall: Laney College, 900 Fallon Street, Oakland
- 10 -Laurel Street Fair
- 10 - Oakland Heritage Alliance Walking Tour: Fernwood
- 11 - Oakland Heritage Alliance Walking Tour: From Lake Merritt To The Estuary
- 17 - Faith Fancher 5k
- 17 - Oakland Heritage Alliance Walking Tour: Frederick Law Olmsted's Trees of Mountain View
- 18 - Oakland Heritage Alliance Walking Tour: Redevelopment And Revitalization Of Downtown
- 24 - Oakland Heritage Alliance Walking Tour: Oakland's Airport/North Field
- 25 - Oakland Heritage Alliance Walking Tour: Historic Downtown Churches
- 20 - Splash Pad Park, tentative 10th anniversary of Park's opening to be celebrated on this day