Aug
19
to Aug 20

Caltopia

  • Recreational Sports Facility (RSF), UC Berkeley, 2301 Bancroft Way Berkeley, CA (map)
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https://recsports.berkeley.edu/caltopia/

The largest college lifestyle event in the nation will be held on the UC Berkeley campus, Sunday, August 19 and Monday, August 20.

Celebrating it’s 16th anniversary, the two-day interactive festival will introduce 30,000+ Cal students to brands of all sizes aligned with the Cal lifestyle.

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Jul
28
10:00 AM10:00

Berkeley Kite Festival

http://www.highlinekites.com/pages/berkeley-kite-fest.html

We invite you to become part of our Berkeley Kite Festival where the earth, wind, and sky combine to create an unequaled festival experience. During the past 30 years, the Berkeley Kite Festival has developed a soaring reputation as one of the premier free family festivals on the West Coast.  

When we started the Berkeley Kite Festival 30 years ago we could never have imagined what a wonderfully vibrant spectacle it would become. We hope you can join for this one-of-a-kind event, which brings our community together in a fantastic and dynamic way.

Sincerely,

Tom McAlister
Owner of Highline Kites and founder of the Berkeley Kite Festival

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Jul
21
10:00 AM10:00

Ecology Center Farmer's Market

  • Center Street and Martin Luther King Jr Way Berkeley, CA (map)
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https://ecologycenter.org/fm/

The Ecology Center Farmers’ Markets are festive, family-friendly, open-air marketplaces where California farmers bring fresh, locally-grown produce and farm-processed foods to sell directly to consumers. Our markets feature fruits, vegetables, nuts, baked goods, jams and preserves, juices, olive oils, tofu, meat, cheese, prepared foods, nursery plants, and flowers. Often, musicians entertain the shoppers, and special events are scheduled throughout the year. We are committed to supporting small-scale farmers who practice sustainable agriculture, and we always accept WIC and EBT. 

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Jul
10
2:00 PM14:00

Ecology Center Farmer's Market

  • Adeline Street and 63rd Street Berkeley, CA (map)
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https://ecologycenter.org/fm/

The Ecology Center Farmers’ Markets are festive, family-friendly, open-air marketplaces where California farmers bring fresh, locally-grown produce and farm-processed foods to sell directly to consumers. Our markets feature fruits, vegetables, nuts, baked goods, jams and preserves, juices, olive oils, tofu, meat, cheese, prepared foods, nursery plants, and flowers. Often, musicians entertain the shoppers, and special events are scheduled throughout the year. We are committed to supporting small-scale farmers who practice sustainable agriculture, and we always accept WIC and EBT. 

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Jul
4
12:00 PM12:00

Fourth of July Party

  • Adventure Playground Berkeley, CA (map)
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https://www.anotherbullwinkelshow.com/4th-of-july/

Fun All Day!

The Berkeley Marina hosts one of the best 4th of July parties from noon until 10PM. There are all kinds of free family fun in an alcohol-free environment culminating with fantastic fireworks.

Adventure Playground, where kids ride a zipline or use hammers, nails, saws, and paint with parental supervision is free and open until 8PM. Located right near a protected beach, it is great for a splash in the sun or building sand castles.

Looking Glass Photo sponsors the free photo booth where red, white and blue hats and boas are waiting for you to adorn yourself. They will also teach you how to take the very best photos of the fireworks that evening.

Berkeley Canoe Racing Club gives free Dragon Boat rides 12-5PM, although you might just find that you have to do a bit of the rowing. Or bring a kite and let it fly over the northern area of the marina in Cesar Chavez Kite Park.

Entertainment, Food & More Fun!

Live entertainment on several stages delights kids and adults as well. Dance near the main stage to the Latin sounds of Bautista; New Orleans’ jazz with St. Gabriel’s Celestial Brass Band; the funky soul of The Funkanauts; groove on Lee Waterman & Jazz Caliente; and rock out with the US Air Force Band of the Golden West - Mobility. In the evening, A Son of Liberty recites the Declaration of Independence to remind us of why we are celebrating on this very important day. Tucked into the southeast corner of the park is an Afro-Cuban Drumming Circle whose beats travel out over the water delighting the windsurfers.

And the food… all kinds of faire food stalls and gourmet food trucks… key lime calamari to hand-dipped corn dogs, BBQ oysters to organic ice cream, cobblers to kebabs…something for every palate. While you’re enjoying the tastes of summer, visit the Food Court stage and be delighted by jugglers, one-man bands, capoeira, clowns and more.

Tons of fun to be had include live pony rides, a petting zoo, carnival rides, an inflatable bounce area, mini-train rides, a giant wavy slide, and walk-on-water bubble balls.  Get your face painted, a henna tattoo, or a balloon animal. Hand made and international craft vendors make a bit of shopping therapy available.

Fireworks!

The day culminates in the grand fireworks over the water near the end of the Berkeley Pier at 9:35PM presented by the City of Berkeley. Viewing is best along Frontage Drive south of the Pier or from Hs Lordship’s parking lot. Be sure to get some light-up swag on your way to the viewing area so you, too, can sparkle.

Getting There

The Berkeley Marina address is 201 University Ave. Vehicle parking in the marina is $15 for the day or ride your bike over the Berkeley bicycle overpass and use the free valet parking provided by Spokes near Adventure Playground. Or join the people parade by walking into the marina over the overpass. Take AC Transit  #81 from the Ashby BART station and into the marina until 6PM only. To leave on AC Transit after 6PM, walk out over the freeway overpass to University and 5th St.

Free admission. Alcohol-free event. Sponsored by the City of Berkeley, Looking Glass Photo, Berkeley Community Media, Berkeleyside, East Bay Loop, The Express, KFOG and YELP.

More info > on how to get there; bringing children and pets; accessibility; BBQs and parking.

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Jun
3
11:00 AM11:00

Berkeley Sunday Streets

  • Shattuck Avenue, Durant Avenue, and Telegraph Avenue Berkeley, CA United States (map)
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http://www.sundaystreetsberkeley.org/

Sunday Streets (also called “Open Streets”)  closes streets to automobile traffic for a day so that people may use the space for other physical and social activities. The streets become parks as people replace car traffic. People walk, bike, skate and dance and play. Everyone from businesses and community organizations to musicians and artists use the space creatively, engaging the public and providing spontaneity and discovery.

People get out and connect with their community and urban environment in a transformative way. This temporary public space inspires creativity and change for the better, on that day – and beyond. Check out StreetFilms.org for more about Open Streets around the world.

The first Sunday Streets Berkeley was on October 14, 2012. More than 42,000 people cameto Shattuck Ave to stroll, skate, cycle, dance, play in the street. People came from all over the Bay Area to experience Berkeley anew. Local Berkeley businesses reported a 30-50% increase in sales on the day of the event. The first-ever Sunday Streets Berkeley was by all measures a great success.

The North Shattuck Association, Downtown Berkeley Association, Telegraph Business Improvement District, and Walk Oakland Bike Oakland are proud to team up in 2018 to present the 6th Sunday Streets Berkeley on June 3, 2018.

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