Oakland Treasure Hunt


Saturday, October 21, 2017

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(password required, find it on your clue packet cover page)


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Ghostbusters costumes at the 2016 Hunt



The Oakland Treasure Hunt is an urban sleuthing adventure played on the streets of downtown and uptown Oakland. Teams have three hours to solve clues leading to unique locations including obscure landmarks, forgotten architectural delights, and vestiges of Oakland’s rich history. The Hunt is inspired by and co-created with Jayson Wechter/SF Treasure Hunts.

Players are organized into teams, typically of four to six people, though you can compete with a smaller team if you choose. You can participate with friends and coworkers, or volunteers will pair you with an existing team or other individuals at the event. It’s a great way to meet and share a fun experience with new people.

The Hunt is a walking event – no bicycle teams allowed – so wear comfortable shoes. The event is on, rain or shine.

Teams are organized into four divisions:

Expert Division: For returning winners and Chinese New Year hunt veterans

Novice Division: For newcomers and returning hunt lovers who don’t feel like experts…yet  

Student Division: For students ages 14-20

Family Division: For parents and their (under 18) children

Delicious prizes are awarded to top teams in each division. 


crowd at the 2016 Oakland Treasure Hunt

Crowd at the 2016 Oakland Treasure Hunt

Team Name Contest:

Players are organized into teams, typically of four to six people. A prize will be awarded for the best team name. Teams enter their team name when they create a team and purchase tickets on Eventbrite.

Most Creative Costume Contest:

Dress up your team for the Most Creative Costume Contest. Winning teams will win silly prizes and we will share their photos on social media!





Kaiser Permanente

MB Jessee Painting Services  |  Ruth Stroup Insurance, Farmers Agent  |  Hanson Bridgett LLC

Montclair Orthodontics  |  Urban Planning Partners  |  Lake Merritt Dental   |  Redfin

Mr Espresso  |  4505 Meats  |  Overaa Construction  

Oakland Acne Specialists  |  Curls Bartling Law Corporation |  Douglas Parking

Interstate Roofing Specialists

The Oakland Treasure Hunt is produced in partnership with Jayson Wechter / SF Treasure Hunts.