2017 Berkeley Kite Festival

Berkeley Kite FestivalEarth, wind, and sky combine to create an unequaled experience.
During the past 30 years, the Berkeley Kite Festival has become one of the premier free family festivals on the West Coast.

It’s happening this coming weekend, July 29th and 30th from 10 AM to 6 PM.

Enjoy kite-making and kite lessons, and a presentation by Sode-cho Kite-Flying Society of Hamamatsu, Japan, featuring centuries old kite designs. There’s a Giant Creature Kite Expo, Rokkaku (Japanese fighter kites) Battle, team kite-flying; candy drop; food and drink.

Live music includes Taiko drummers. And there are bounce houses, a petting zoo, pony rides, arts & crafts, face painting for the kids.

You can purchase a kite at the festival from Highline Kites sales tent.

The Berkeley Kite Festival takes place at Cesar E. Chavez Park on the Berkeley Marina. Admission to the festival is free. But, there is limited parking at the marina plus more available at Golden Gate Fields. Parking costs $15. A free shuttle will transport people from the parking areas to the festival.

Take the bus to the festival on AC Transit 51B, which serves Rockridge and Downtown Berkeley BART stations as well as West Berkeley. (Bus schedule here.)

Visit the Berkeley Kite Festival website for all the details including schedules and maps.


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