People gathering at First Fridays in Oakland

From the Festival at the Lake and Art + Soul Oakland, to First Fridays and #BBQnWhileBlack’s new monthly event, the Town has always come together.

Now, we want to see your photos of people gathering to celebrate Oakland, in Oakland.  Whether it’s a throwback family snap from Lake Merritt in the ’90s or a street fair selfie from last week, we want to see it.

Use hashtag #CelebrateTheTown and post your photo to Instagram or Twitter (or as a comment here on Facebook), and tell us what’s going on, too. You could see your photos showcased on our website or social media!

PS. Got a family member with great photos who doesn’t “do” social media? If you can’t post for them, tell them to email them to

PHOTO CALL: Let’s #CelebrateTheTown, Oakland 30 August,2018Carly Severn


Carly Severn

Carly writes and makes radio/podcasts about odd places, unexpected histories and not-so-popular culture for The California Report Magazine, Bay Curious and KQED Arts. She’s also the host of The Cooler podcast, and is KQED's Senior Social Media Strategist. Carly previously worked in digital content and engagement at San Francisco Ballet and before that, the museum world  back in the UK where she grew up. She received her master’s degree in English from Cambridge University, UK.