Alameda Point Antiques Faire
If the Oakland Museum Bike tour is the best thing to do on the 3rd Sunday of the month, the antique fair is where you should spend the 1st Sunday. Located on the old Alameda Navy base—the background to the fair is the Port of Oakland with ginormous container ships coming into port as you stroll on the rows. We're talking countless vendors, the most unique, odd, hard-to-find shit; it’s literally a 5+ hour affair if you are determined to see it all. What can you find? What can't you find is the question—vintage posters, eye-ware, fiesta ware and other kitchen goods, French tables, dolls, model airplanes, jewelry, retro-modern vintage furniture, old baby seats, linens, clothing, mannequins, glass, metal, wood and the list goes on. This is THE perfect place to cut out the middle-middle man (the antique store or home-goods store) and bargain your way to ownership of the 70's vintage globe-like neon orange clock-radio by Panasonic. Interspersed throughout are food vendors with ice cream, hot pretzels, kettle corn and a whole row of ethnic meals (with few veggie options, by the way). I can't think of a better way to spend a Sunday.