To stumble is not to fail but to fall forward faster. 

 The Lower Bottom Playaz, Inc

 In celebration of  the resilience inherent in the Diaspora from which we hail, in  determination to continue to serve, with pride in an abundant harvest as a result of seeds planted and lovingly nurtured with hard work, we offer Oakland CA the annual Fall Forward Festival. An acknowledgement of arts, entrepreneurs, artists, and community; the festival is an all age event that brings the best of Oakland together to celebrate Falling Forward. 

Fall Forward 2016

Great food, free entertainment, demonstrations, non-profits, vendors, face painting, art exhibits, raffles, silent auction, games, contest, prizes, fun for the entire family.

Former Guest


Isoke Custom Design

Ras Ceylon and the Zulu Nation

DJ Free Leonard



Paradise the Poet

East Side Arts Alliance

The Ghetto Prophet

Marvin X

Mo Betta



The Pink Panther Sorority

2016 Festival in October of 2016 

Contact us to participate!

For information about performing,vending, exhibiting, donations or sponsorship contact Dr. Nzinga at or leave a message on the Box Office line 510-332-1319