The annual Berkeley Kite Festival at Cesar E. Chavez Park, at the Berkeley Marina (July 27 – 28, 2013) features high-flying kite activities of all kinds. Team Kite Ballet, Japanese-Style Rokkaku Kite Battle for the Skies, the Worlds Largest Octopus Kite, and 20,000 sq. ft. of Giant Creature Kites from New Zealand are just a few of the highlights. You’ll also find arts and crafts, festival food and music, including Taiko Drummers. Children will enjoy: the free candy drop, face painting, pony rides, petting zoo, arts & crafts.
WHAT’: The 2013 Berkeley Kite Festival free admission.
WHEN: July 27 – 28, 2013, 10am – 5pm.
WHERE: Cesar E. Chavez Park at the Berkeley Marina, Marina Blvd & Spinnaker Way, Berkeley, CA. More info 510-235-KITE (5483).
SAVVY TIP: New this year, you can park at Golden Gate Fields and ride the free shuttles to the festival. (Take the Buchanan / Albany exit from Highways 80 or 580, and go west the the Golden Gate Fields.)