On Sunday, October 5, join the Historic Oakland Foundation at the 35th annual Sunday In the Park! From noon to 6 p.m., we’ll go back in time with a Victorian street festival bustling with art, entertainment, food and more. There will be lots of great food and vendors and even live music. You might think it’s a little weird to have a festival at a cemetery but this is a throwback to Victorian times when families would visit the cemetery to visit their sleeping relatives and maybe picnic or play in the park. So come on down!
You can stroll among our mausoleums, monuments and gardens while taking in all of the sights, sounds and tastes Oakland Cemetery has to offer. Don your finest Victorian-era garb for our costume contest, or enter your one-of-a-kind shot in our photography contest. Carriage tours and free walking tours will be offered, and all proceeds from this family-friendly event benefit the Historic Oakland Foundation. You can get even more details here at Oakland’s web site