Special Events

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Every year, the City of Oakley Recreation Team hosts over 20 year-round events for the community to enjoy. Please read information below about each event. For more information, contact Alicia at oleary@ci.oakley.ca.us

Movies in the Plaza:

Enjoy a fun evening at the movies with the Recreation Division hosts the Annual Movies in the Plaza Series, with one movie a month from May to October. Movies will be announced by April, visit the community calendar to see our full monthly calendar including Movies in the Plaza.

2024 Movie Schedule:

June 8 – Tarzan (1999)
July 27 – The Incredibles (2004)
August 17 – Up (2009)
September 7 – The Lego Movie (2014)
October 19 – Toy Story 4 (2019)

Science Week: March 30th through April 5th, 2024

Throughout the week there are various science topics explored through hands on activities for you and your family. This program is traditionally held every spring. For more information contact Alicia at oleary@ci.oakley.ca.us

Oakley Summer Fest: Saturday, June 29th

Oakley Summer Fest will replace the Cityhood Celebration. It will be held downtown on Main Street between Vintage Parkway and Norcross Lane.  This event will feature 50+ vendors, live music, a giant kids area.

Fishing Derby: Saturday, August 10th

The derby is for children up to age 15 and registration is FREE. This is a “catch and release” derby so children will be assisted to release the fish after they have been logged. The Derby is traditionally held at the Antioch/Oakley Pier off Bridgehead Rd. in Oakley.

Heart of Oakley Festival: Saturday, September 21st

Heart of Oakley Festival is an annual open air market that brings local makers, families, and community members together. Join us as we highlight local businesses and community members during this exciting event!

Oaktober Festival: Saturday, October 26th

Enjoy the Oaktober Festival in Civic Center Plaza! Our fall festival to include beer and wine, a family-friendly costume parade, our iconic canine parade, a pumpkin decorating contest, and more! Stop by Civic Center Plaza to celebrate the fall season with over 30+ vendors, food trucks, and more Oaktober Harvest Festival entertainment.

Christmas Tree Lighting: Thursday, December 5th

Join us as we kick off the holiday season with this family-friendly event. Admission and parking are FREE! Civic Center Plaza will be adorned with lights and Christmas decorations. There will be free cookies and cocoa, arts & crafts for the children, live entertainment and more. Santa Claus will also be making a special visit! Entertainment for the night will include performances by local organizations.

Breakfast with Santa: Saturday, December 14th

Join us for our Annual Breakfast with Santa! Guests will have the opportunity to visit with Santa and capture the moment with family photos. Our pancake breakfast will include pancakes, eggs, bacon, and beverages. There will be a make-n-take holiday craft and a small gift from Santa for the children.

Hometown Decorating Contests

Compete with your neighbors to have the best decorated house. Homes are voted on by the public and one winner is selected. Contests are held for Halloween and Christmas.