Upcoming Dates2023-04-25T13:52:47+00:00

Join us by Lake Merritt

Typically every last Saturday of the month! Let's gather by the lake towards Lakeshore Drive and E 18th St at the cemented area. For the latest news and dates, check out our Facebook Page.


Nearest BART Station is Lake Merritt, about .8 mi or 15 minute leisurely walk away. Paid parking is available around the lake on Saturdays. Metered street parking is also available on East 18th St. You can also use moovitapp.com to figure out bus lines to the Lake.

If you plan on going to the Farmers Market in the morning, there is public pay parking at the freeway underpass (enter via Lake Park Avenue/Grand). It's about a 7-10 minute walk from the Farmers Market, following the Lake. See everybody on Saturday!


  • Water bottle

  • Sunscreen

  • Change of shirt or backup layers

  • Musical instrument to jam with.

  • Shoes for dancing on concrete surface (suggest: sturdy, flat-bottomed shoes with hard rubber sole)

Oakland Swing, Lindy by the Lake, Map, Lake Merritt

April 29, 2023 LBTL featuring Silver Bell Jazz Band

- Ryan Calloway (Clarinet)
- Bill Reinhardt (Banjo)
- Jimmy Touzel (bass, tuba)
- Clint Baker (cornet, trombone)

DJ Sets by Ben Wang
Taster Class by Steve and Aurelia at 10:30. No partner to experience necessary!


June 3, 2023 LBTL featuring Johnny Fontano Trio

Johnny Bones on Saxophone
Neil Fontano on Piano

Time flies when you're lindy hopping! Can you believe it was was five years ago that Lindy by the Lake had it's first event? Hope you can join us celebrate this joyful occasion! We will have live music, dancing and maybe cake!


June 24, 2023 Summer SOULStice Featuring Ray Goodman & Friends

Things are heating up this summer. Gear up for a special Summer SOULSTICE Celebration at LBTL. We are celebrating soul and jazz music you can swing to.


Swing dance is about community, meeting people, dancing with friends and strangers alike, in a beautiful outdoor setting with fun swing music of the 30s and 40s.

Bring a friend who's never danced before, or if they enjoy some live music and sunshine. Come hang out with us!