Welcome to OakCatVidFest!
Join us on Saturday, May 11, 2013 from 3-10pm
The Great Wall of Oakland is collaborating with the Walker Art Center to bring the Internet Cat Video Festival to Oakland! On Saturday, May 11, 2013 from 3-10pm, an estimated 5,000+ cat-lovers and friends will be celebrating felines and exploring the low-art of Internet cat videos together, in real-time, as we transform West Grand between Telegraph and Broadway into a cat-lovers wonderland. Best of all, proceeds benefit the East Bay SPCA!
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The Oakland Cat Video Festival will be held at the Great Wall of Oakland and the surrounding areas on West Grand. The entrance will be at the intersection of West Grand and Broadway (near Luka’s Taproom and Lounge) in Oakland.
How do I get there?
- By BART: Exit the 19th street BART station and walk north up Broadway four blocks.
- By Bus: AC Transit lines 51A, 634, 651, and 851 all stop on Broadway right next to the Great Wall of Oakland.
- By Car: In addition to street parking, there are several Douglas Parking Lots around the area.
- By Bike: There is an awesome new bike parking lot at 24th and Valley Street.
Can I bring my dog?
Nope! This is a cat fest, silly!
Can I bring my cat?
If your cat likes being on a leash and with crowds, by all means! Please keep in mind the festival might be loud and scary for cats that aren't used to being away from their home, so please use caution. Having a carrier is highly recommended.
Will there be litter boxes and water bowls for my cat on a leash?
Can I adopt a cat or kitten from a rescue center at the festival?
Yes, you can! There will be many local cat rescue groups at the festival from 3-6 pm and many furry friends to steal your heart.
Why am I paying $10 for a street festival?
There are a few reasons. Most importantly, OakCatVidFest is a benefit for the East Bay SPCA which is doing excellent work for the cats (and dogs) in our community. Secondly, it’s not cheap to close down a major street in the middle of Oakland and bring a few thousand people down to enjoy a large-scale projection of cat videos. If you consider that movie tickets are well over $10 these days, you are getting a pretty good deal (festival entrance + live music + screening of #catvidfest + donation to the East Bay SPCA = money well spent)!
What percentage of the ticket sales are going to the East Bay SPCA?
All proceeds after costs are going to the East Bay SPCA. If you would like to donate directly to East Bay SPCA, please do!
Will there be food / beverages at the festival?
Several food trucks with delicious food and beverages will be onsite. No outside food or drink is allowed inside the OakCatVidFest grounds. In addition, Luka’s Taproom will be hosting a Beer Tent for persons over 21 years of age. Good times.
What will I do at this festival?
The OakCatVidFest is a celebration of cats, art and technology. There will be all kinds of Cativities to do (free art projects for all ages), bands playing on the Save A Kitten stage (see schedule for details), and many vendors to check-out.
Where do I sit to watch the screening of #catvidfest?
All ticket holders are welcome to curl up in their favorite spot on West Grand. Tents, tables, tall chairs, large blankets or other human seating options will limit space for others. You may bring a folding chair if it is low to the ground or a small blanket. Note: chair holders may be asked to move towards the back of the seating area.
When can I reserve my spot on West Grand?
All VIP ticket holders will have a chair reserved in front of the Save A Kitten stage starting at 5:30pm.Open seating for the #catvidfest screening will begin around 7:30 pm and is on a first come, first serve basis. Regular ticket holders may not reserve a space in the street prior to 7:30 pm.
Where do I park? How do I get there?
We highly recommend coming on public transportation (19th St BART is 4 short blocks away). Checkout the directions.
Can I come dressed as a cat?
Of course! Cat-themed attire is welcome, and there will be an opportunity for brave attendees to strut down the Cat Walk (around 7:30 pm).