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Oakland Chinatown Summer Festival celebrates community strength against COVID, anti-Asian hate

  • The Oakland Chinatown Improvement Council (OCIC) is organizing the Oakland Chinatown Summer Festival, a street fest meant to celebrate the community’s resilience against COVID-19 and anti-Asian hate.
  • The event will take place on 9th Street (from Franklin to Alice Streets) from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on July 30.
  • The street festival will also celebrate the upcoming Chinese Valentine’s Day, regarded as the most romantic of all traditional Chinese holidays.
  • Stage performances, free COVID-19 testing and vaccination, more than 20 food vendors, over 50 businesses, and a photo exhibit on anti-Asian hate will be featured during the event.

The Oakland Chinatown Summer Festival is taking place July 30!

Nearly three years since COVID-19 arrived and negatively impacted residents and businesses in the Chinatown neighborhood of Oakland, California, community members are coming together for a historic street festival to celebrate their resilience against anti-Asian hate and the ongoing pandemic.