What we're about

We have frequent, awesome activities around the Lake Merritt, Oakland, & East Bay Area!
Always an awesome time! You're also welcome to submit event ideas, become an event organizer yourself (no cost!), or just come out and have a blast around Oakland with everyone else!

Want to post your event?
Invite others out to have fun in Oakland?
Send a message to the organizers to become an event organizer and take people out yourself!

Some events include:
- Local concerts & music festivals
- Friday night concerts & "off the grid" food trucks at Oakland Museum of California
- East Bay Bike Party!!!
- Roller Derby
- Bike Polo on Eastlake tennis courts
- Volunteering days around the Lake
- Boats on the Lake
- Happy hours around Grand, Adam's Point, Eastlake, Chinatown, Downtown..

And whatever anyone else wants to do!
Connect with people around you, in your neighborhood, and love Lake Merritt!


Upcoming events (5+)

Trivia Night at The Terrace Room

The Terrace Room

Trivia Night at The Terrace Room is now EVERY WEDNESDAY NIGHT at 7:30! Come see Mike and Jeff (our awesome new trivia hosts) under the TV. They'll help organize Meetup teams and introduce you to new people. We'd love to see you here on Wednesday! Trivia Night at The Terrace Room is a great opportunity to mix it up with friends (new and old) at an iconic Oakland landmark. At our trivia night, teams of six or fewer people pool their collective brainpower to answer compelling, often humorous questions. Winners earn great prizes, and there are sometimes surprise goodies thrown in. A great Meetup crew, a gorgeous view, a full bar, drink specials (including two-for-$10 glasses of wine), delectable food, great tunes, sports on the TV and a fun, challenging trivia experience make this a one-of-a-kind weeknight party. Bring your friends, and come early to enjoy a full dining experience before you play!

Fit4Good: Clean-up and Run to Help the Lake

The Pergola at El Embarcadero (see map)

Meet at 8am at the Pergola for a lake run, clean-up and breakfast pastries afterwards at Arizmendi. Lake Run/Clean-up will be 8-9:30, pastries 9:30-10. Hope to see you there! Compostable bags and gloves provided.

New Location! StorySlam Oakland: Coincidence

Luka's Taproom & Lounge

"Tell a true story, win a free drink!" at StorySlam Oakland: Coincidence. Tickets (about $10): https://storyslamoakland.brownpapertickets.com Or, pay at the door, $10. Come hear true, 5-minute stories from real people on a coincidence that impacted their life. You can also tell one of your own. StorySlam Oakland is a live, true storytelling show on a theme. Theme changes every month. Featuring selected storytellers plus open-mic stories from the audience. At the beginning of the event, everyone is invited to play our unique and fun icebreaker game which will get you talking and mingling with everyone there. Or just come for the show - the game is optional. How the Show Works: After the icebreaker game, we start the storytelling. Put your name in the hat for a chance to tell a true, personal story of your own on the theme, "Coincidence". If you played the icebreaker, you'll already be warmed up to speak. If you get chosen, you will have up to 5 minutes to tell your story. Stories MUST be true, about YOU (not mainly about someone else, etc.) and told in 5 minutes or less. You win a drink ticket just for getting up there! No notes or reading allowed. You will hear a bell at 5 minutes, indicating it's time to end your story. There is time for 7 to 10 open-mic storytellers. We will also present one or two Featured Storytellers who will entertain us with longer stories on the theme. The audience gets to vote on their favorite story. The winner gets bragging rights and the option to return as a Featured Storyteller at a later date. StorySlam is an all-ages show, but we are not about to tell the storytellers to watch their mouths. Younger folks are welcome, but they may come home with some new knowledge and colorful language. Sign up on the mailing list at StorySlamOakland.com to receive notices about upcoming shows and themes. No more than 1 or 2 emails per month, no spam ever! Luka's has a full bar and food as well. If tickets are sold out online, you can still pay cash or credit card at the door, but it may be standing room only. When you enter Luka's, go to the room on the left. That's Luka's Lounge where we'll be.

Trivia Night, Jack London Square

Rosenblum Cellars

Grab your team and vie with others for Rosenblum prizes. Teams can be 2 to 5 people and up to 8 teams can play. There will be 5 rounds of Trivia questions. The fun starts at 6pm till closing. Sign up early, because tables and teams fill up fast! "Will your team become champions of the tasting room?"

Past events (541)

Trivia Night, Jack London Square

Rosenblum Cellars

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