This people-only event welcomes guests to dress as (or in the spirit of) cats and party the night away under the moonlight in Frank Ogawa Plaza. We invite animal lovers, Oakland boosters, night owls and other fun-seekers looking to toast The Town!

A 501c3 nonprofit, Cat Town has a unique partnership with the city’s shelter, Oakland Animal Services. Together, they have found “fur-ever” homes for 1,400 hard-to-place cats and reduced the shelter’s euthanasia rate by 32%. Event proceeds will help care for many at-risk cats.

Join the fun on Saturday, September 17!

For event tickets, please visit:

Frequently Asked Questions - FAQs

Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
Meow at the Moon is an all-ages event.  Alcohol will be served only to those with valid ID confirming that they are aged 21+.
What are my transportation/parking options getting to the event?
Frank Ogawa Plaza is conveniently located in downtown Oakland adjacent to the 12th Street/City Center BART station.  The plaza is served by several AC Transit lines ( and the Free Broadway B Shuttle (, which runs from 6:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m. on the night of the event. Public transit info:

Public transportation is urged as parking is limited. The adjacent Clay Street Garage at 14th & Clay will be open until 11:00 pm.  Hourly parking rates apply.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
You may reach Heart of the Town Events at info @

For information about our beneficiary, Cat Town, please visit

For information about our beneficiary Oakland Animal Services, please visit

Is my registration/ticket transferrable?
Yes, tickets are transferrable.  Tickets will be scanned at the entrance to the event. 

Can I update my registration information?
Yes. You may update your registration information if needed, though since tickets are transferrable, you do not need to change the name on tickets to have them used by someone else.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
You may bring either your printed ticket OR have the email showing on your phone. Tickets are scanned.  

What is the refund policy?
Tickets are not refundable unless due to proven error in the official event ticketing operation.

The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?
Yes. Each event attendee needs a ticket, but it does not matter what name is on the ticket, so feel free to buy tickets for your friends. Each ticket will be good for one admission only.

What can/can't I bring to the event?
Please bring your cat-tastic self, but for your safety, the the following items are not allowed:

NO Cans or Glass Bottles
NO Coolers or Ice Chests
NO Alcoholic Beverages
NO Animals with the exception of Service Animals

What should I wear to the event?
Comfortable, festive attire. Cat costumes are encouraged but not required (there will be a cat costume contest during the event). Generally speaking, it is recommended that you dress in layers, keeping in mind that this is an evening event taking place outdoors on the cusp of the Fall season.

About Meow at the Moon

Cat Town, Oakland Animal Services and Heart of the Town Events are delighted to host the inaugural Meow at the Moon, a frolicking, cat-themed festival supporting cats in need of loving homes.

Our festive fundraiser will feature a cat-themed costume contest, cat video showcase, music and dancing, and a “cat-tastic” photo booth in addition to Oakland beer, wine, food, and more “purr-tastic” fun!