Weekend Event Picks: Oakland Wine Trail, SF Urban Market, Presidio Picnic

April 27, 2016

Wine, dine, shop, and celebrate along the Capitol Corridor this weekend!

Urban Wine Trail: Oakland

Wine enthusiasts, make your way to the East Bay to check out the unique wine scene along Oakland’s Urban Wine Trail. There are ten urban wineries to choose from along the trail, and all offer superb wine sourced from a variety of California locations in contemporary warehouse settings. And with opportunities to dine, shop, and explore along the way, the walkable wine trail provides a unique taste of Oakland’s rich local culture. To get your wine tour started, take the train to the Oakland Jack London Square Station, which is in walking distance of each of the cellars.

Urban Air Market & Block Party: 5/1, San Francisco

Make a trip to San Francisco this weekend to visit the Urban Air Market, a twice-yearly fashion festival in the hip Hayes Valley neighborhood. From 11am to 6pm, the admission-free market will showcase over 130 sustainably-minded, local designers and artists, who will offer clothing, jewelry, accessories, art, body products, and home goods in a charming setting. To get there, take the Capitol Corridor’s dedicated connecting bus from Emeryville to the Transbay Temporary Terminal and take Muni to Octavia St. Or, take the train to the Richmond Station or Oakland Coliseum Station, connect to BART, and get off at the Civic Center stop, which is about half a mile from Hayes Valley.

Off the Grid Presidio Picnic: 5/1, San Francisco

Bring your blankets and folding chairs to the Presidio for a relaxed Sunday picnic in San Francisco presented by Off the Grid. From 11am to 4pm at the Main Parade Ground Lawn, there will be a total of 32 food and retail vendors onsite offering a variety of cuisines and specialties, from bacon to crème brulee. And this year, the popular event will have some new features, including free yoga and a green screen photo booth. To get there, take the Capitol Corridor’s dedicated connecting bus from Emeryville to the Transbay Temporary Terminal. Or take the Capitol Corridor to the Richmond Station or Oakland Coliseum Station and connect to BART to downtown San Francisco. From any of these San Francisco bus or BART stops, you can take public transit using Google Maps, catch a cab, or take Lyft or Uber.

May Day for Mutts: 5/1, Davis

Head to Davis on Sunday for a May Day Celebration benefitting the Yolo County SPCA! This fun spring event will feature music, games, a silent auction, and a traditional dance around the May Pole. The festivities are from 1pm to 6pm, and all proceeds will go towards homeless animals and their medical needs. To get there, take the train to the Davis Station, which is a short walk down 2nd St. from the Central Park Pavilion.