Bicycle Music Festival at Lake Merritt

Hello everyone! I hope you all had fantastic weekends! Mine was… hot. Which is quite funny because I literally just wrote a post on welcoming fall at the end of last week. But yes, I feel like summer in the Bay Area is a bit extended and really doesn’t end until late October so the days have not exactly been getting cooler.  At any rate I’m going to keep pretending autumn is here until it truly arrives in November haha.

So, speaking of hot weather, we decided to get out of our blistering apartment and head over to the Bicycle Music Festival in Oakland on Sunday – which was an absolute blast! Basically we grabbed a spot on the amphitheater lawn, lounged around in the sun next to the lake, and chatted the day away with friends. They also had the most delicious smoothies and ice cream that you made by peddling bicycles with blenders and churners attached. At the end of the day the entire festival (including the performers who hopped onto a pedal powered mini-stage) got on their bikes and paraded down the Oakland streets to the Omni Commons for an indoor concert. So yes, it was a pretty awesome way to spend a Sunday and I’ve made a small gallery for you to share the experience with me!

2015 Bicycle Music Festival poster

Photo Credit: Bicycle Music Festival

I’ll be honest with you, we didn’t quite make it to the indoor concert. We popped in for a few minutes, but were so hungry after the parade that we decided to leave and stop in at the Hog’s Apothecary for dinner. We had cool water and cooler drinks to start. Speaking of as a side not to our waiter – I see what you did there making our alcoholic beverages cooler and more refreshing. Tricky. Eric & the boys all got the ‘Who’s the Basa’ kielbasa whilst  I went with the ‘I’d Like to Buy a Valve’ (which the wonderful chefs made GF on request.) The food was great, the drinks were fantastic and it really was the perfect way to end the day. I’d highly recommend checking it out if you’re in the neighborhood!

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So I hope you enjoyed the post & I’ll see you all later!


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