Plan Your Visit

The Pacific Bonsai Expo will be held at the Bridge Yard, 210 Burma Rd, in Oakland, California.

The Bridge Yard is a fully-restored building that's listed in the National Register of Historic Places and located at the foot of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge. Originally used as a maintenance building for street cars, the Bridge Yard is now part of the East Bay Regional Park District. 

You can purchase advance tickets for the event at a discounted rate

Lodging

If you are looking to stay close to the Pacific Bonsai Expo venue, we recommend:

Hyatt House Emeryville - 5800 Shellmound Street, Emeryville, CA

However any of the hotels in the nearby Emmeryville, CA business district are close to the venue, restaurants and shopping. 

Other Nearby Lodging:

Hyatt Place Emeryville - 5700 Bay Street, Emeryville, CA
Hilton Garden Inn - 1800 Powell Street, Emeryville, CA
Four Points by Sheraton - 1603 Powell Street, Emeryville, CA
Sonesta Emeryville - 5555 Shellmound Street, Emeryville, CA
A cool place to eat in Emmeryville is the Emmeryville Public Market, an indoor conglomeration of multiple food establishments which is located at  5959 Shellmound St.

 

Getting To The Bridgeyard

The Bridge Yard is located in Oakland, California, within the Judge John Sutter Regional Shoreline Park.

  • Follow your smartphone’s directions to Burma Road.
  • Continue on Burma Road past the train tracks, and past the venue on your right.
  • Enter via the driveway on the right and follow signs for parking.
See map and detailed driving directions below. 

     

    Driving Directions

    From Sacramento (Westbound I-80)
    1. Drive westbound I-80 to Emeryville
    2. Stay in the 3rd lane from the left through Emeryville
    3. Take the I-880 Alameda/San Jose connector
    4. Take the West Grand Avenue/7th Street Exit
    5. Turn right onto Grand Avenue
    6. Turn left onto Maritime Street
    7. Turn right onto Burma Road
    From San Jose (Northbound I-880)
    1. Drive northbound I-880 to Oakland
    2. Take the 7th Street/West Grand Avenue exit
    3. Proceed straight through the signalized intersection onto the (un-named) frontage road
    4. Turn left onto Grand Avenue
    5. Turn left onto Maritime Street
    6. Turn right onto Burma Road
    From Walnut Creek (Westbound SR-24)
    1. Drive westbound SR-24 to Oakland (SR-24 becomes I-980)
    2. Take the 27th Street/West Grand Avenue exit
    3. Proceed straight through the signalized intersection onto Northgate Avenue
    4. Turn right onto Grand Avenue (proceed approximately 1.7 miles)
    5. Turn left onto Maritime Street
    6. Turn right onto Burma Road
    From San Francisco (Eastbound I-80)
    1. Drive westbound on I-80 to Oakland
    2. Take the southbound I-880 connector
    3. Take the West Grand Avenue/Maritime Street exit
    4. Turn right onto Maritime Street
    5. Turn right onto Burma Road
    From Castro Valley (Westbound I-580)
    1. Drive westbound I-580 to Oakland
    2. Take the I-980 Downtown Oakland exit
    3. Take the 27th Street/West Grand Avenue exit (requires a quick lane change)
    4. Proceed straight through the signalized intersection onto Northgate Avenue
    5. Turn right onto Grand Avenue (proceed approximately 1.7 miles)
    6. Turn left onto Maritime Street
    7. Turn right onto Burma Road

    Parking

    After you’ve turned right onto Burma Rd, continue over the train tracks.

    Enter the Judge John Sutter Regional Shoreline Day Use Lot on the right.

    Follow the signs to the Bridge Yard Event Parking Lot.