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Everything you need for Oakland A’s FanFest 2019

Players, coaches, and fans will descend on Jack London Square January 26th – better be prepared!

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For the third-straight season, the Oakland A’s are hosting their annual FanFest even in Jack London Square (as opposed to at the Coliseum or Oracle Arena). With Spring Training still weeks away, it’s an early chance to satisfy the inevitable baseball itch that comes with the turn of the new year; so here’s everything you need to know to make the most of the day!


  • Date: Saturday, January 26th
  • Time: 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • Location: Jack London Square
  • Cost: nothing!

Activities and Events

The family-friendly event is loosely scheduled. Players including Chris Bassitt, Paul Blackburn, Aaron Brooks, Ryan Buchter, Mark Canha, Jharel Cotton, Dustin Fowler, Daniel Gossett, Grant Holmes, James Kaprielian, Jesus Luzardo, Sean Manaea, Nick Martini, Jorge Mateo, Frankie Montas, Matt Olson, Josh Phegley, Chad Pinder, A.J. Puk, Fernando Rodney, Marcus Semien, Beau Taylor, Andrew Triggs, Lou Trivino, and J.B. Wendelken are scheduled to attend various sessions.

Scheduled alumni include Vida Blue, Rollie Fingers, Bip Roberts, and Dave Stewart, and scheduled coaches include Mike Aldrete, Darren Bush, Ryan Christenson, Marcus Jensen, Al Pedrique, Bob Melvin, and Matt Williams.

Here’s the event schedule:

  • 9:45 a.m.: Fans are encouraged to line Water Street, from Scott’s Seafood to the main stage at the Ferry Lawn, for the “Welcome Walk” featuring players, coaches, and alumni.
  • 10:00 a.m.: Welcome address and player introductions.
  • 10:30 a.m.: Q&A sessions begin on Ferry Lawn Main Stage and food trucks open (there will be 10 free trucks).
  • Throughout the day: autographs and question-and-answer sessions, giveaways, inflatable games, a merchandise station, and sponsored “fan experiences.”
  • Throughout the day: New ballpark info sessions! Fans can learn about plans for the new ballpark at Howard Terminal and redevelopment of the Coliseum site at the Ballpark Experience Area, located along Water Street. Members of the ballpark design team will be on hand to answer questions and display renderings.
  • For kids: the Community Zone, located at Broadway and Embarcadero, will have activities including face painting and photos with Stomper and the Hall of Fame racers. Chevron will host a Science of Baseball Showcase featuring STEM exhibits and demonstrations.

The weather forecasts to be partly cloudy and in the low 60s, with the added Jack London chill, so grab your warmest gear and have fun out there! We’ll use this post as an open FanFest thread to plan meet-ups and offer thoughts on the whole event.