Local Listings & Deals for Plaid Friday Nov 29, 2013 (formerly known as Black Friday)

Skip the stampedes at the malls on Friday, November 29
shop locally and joyfully instead!

Renamed and reinvented as Plaid Friday by local entrepreneurs in Oakland,
the traditional Black Friday is turned on its head.
Learn more about the history and meaning of Plaid Friday here.

Save the Date to Google Calendar | Join the event on Facebook

Businesses & Artisans: Sign Up to Participate!
Anyone: Sign Up to Volunteer!

***Get and keep the complete Plaid Friday Guide
in the Nov 20 edition of East Bay Express***

Shops & Specials Throughout Oakland

Retail & Online Shops

Local independent shops are open throughout Oakland and online, offering great gift and specials. See shops and specials…


Downtown / Uptown Festivities 10am – 10pm

Visit Santa’s Village 12-7pm

Latham Square (Broadway & Telegraph)

Artists & vendors, photos with Santa, gift wrapping, hot chocolate, Mayor’s Toy Drive, giving tree, DJ & live music, kids’ activities. The whole rundown…

Win Prizes & Earn OakShares

Bring your Oakland Grown Card or pick one up that day to earn OakShares and chances to win prizes all day long, plus a grand prize! Find out how and where here…

Over 45 Retail Shops in the Downtown Area

Find sooo many great gifts, including clothing, accessories, hats, housewares, gourmet foods, artisan and locally-made items, greeting cards, books, music, and lots more. Tons of specials, too! List and details here…

Pop-Up Artisans

Over 25 artisans located in the bars so you and sip (or do shots!) and shop. Fine art, clothes, soaps, jewelry, foods and lots of awesome unique finds! Complete list …

Bars with Pop-Ups 5pm – 10pm

Pop-up Vendors, Drink Specials, Prizes, Rewards, Festivities. Complete list of where you can drink and shop …

Bike and Shop!

In partnership with East Bay Bicycle Coalition, we’ve developed a bike and shop roue for you. Grab your bikes and head out for a great 5+ mile ride with your friends to explore fabulous shops from the Golden Gate district to Downtown’s Latham Square. See all the details and map here…

Great Wall of Oakland – HUGE Holiday Wishes

Night-time projections of Oakland Holiday Wishes. Get your wish on the wall – submit your photos by Nov 22nd. Details …

What You Need to Know

Get maps and listings, times, Oakland Grown prize card, parking, security and more.. See everything you need to know in the online program guide here or download the PDF here.

Free Parking!

Free parking today (and Saturdays through the end of the year) at all metered spots and City-owned garages. Time limits are still enforced, so make sure you move on and give the space to other shoppers! Get details here.

Take the B!

The FREE B Shuttle will be running on Plaid Friday, so if you need a break from walking, just jump on the B!