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Learn to Sail at Berkeley Bay Festival!

The City of Berkeley Parks, Recreation and Waterfront Department and the Marina Experience Program present the Bay Festival, at the Berkeley Marina on Sat., Apr. 8.

This FREE event was initiated 80 years ago when  the Marina opened in 1937. The Bay Festival showcases activities and environmental education that are available at the Marina and all around the region. The City of Berkeley invites you to celebrate the Earth and Our Bay by listening to music, eating wonderful food, and enjoying a day by the Bay.  


Sat., Apr. 8 – 11am – 4pm


Shorebird Park, 160 University Ave. in Berkeley


Have Fun Learning about our Environment

  • Interactive Passport to the Bay – educational games & discoveries
  • E.B.R.P.D. mobile fresh water fish exhibit. The classroom has 200 gallon salt water native fish tanks and fresh water native fish tanks.
  • Straw bale “green” building – info on solar products and insulated windows from the exhibitors.
  • Food Vendors: Fist Full of Flour-Pizza and Endless Summer Sweets.

On the Stage

  • 11-11:45am: Gary Lapow – Children’s Music
  • 12-12:45pm: Street Theater – Circus Arts by Dana Smith
  • 1-1:45pm: Lee Waterman Trio

Water Sports

  • 11am – 3:30pm: Paddling lessons in a dragon boat, sign-up with the Berkeley Dragon Boat group in the main festival area. Life jackets will be provided.
  • 1-3pm:  Free sailboat rides in small boats off the South Sailing Basin dock, there will. To ride in the larger Keel boats, sign up in the main field for your turn, offered by the Cal Sailing Club.

Adventure Playground
Kids of all ages are encouraged to build, paint, climb, and ride the zip line. Parents must supervise their children in the park and sign the waiver as they enter.

  • 1:30-3pm: See the Berkeley Fire truck in the lot in front of Adventure Playground and talk to the firemen.

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