Don’t miss the Berkeley Kite Festival – a FREE family event that will paint the skies over Berkeley this weekend.

WHEN: Sat/Sun, July 29/30 from 10am-6pm.

WHERE: Cesar E. Chavez Park at the Berkeley Marina. Parking at the Marina or at

Sarah McAlister at her first Berkeley Kite Fest

Golden Gate Fields is $15, but the shuttle is FREE.

WHAT: 31st Annual Berkeley Kite Festival & West Coast Kite Championships

  • Fun Activities both days:
    Free Kite Flying Lessons
    Free Kite Making, 11am-2pm
    Free Candy Drop, 3:30pm (According to this year’s sponso, Hills Physicians Medical Group, healthy treats will be mixed with the candy!)
    Free Rokkaku Battle, 1:30 & 4:15
  • Worlds Largest Octopus Kite
  • Humongous Kites: Bigger than a house and longer than a train!
  • Sodo-Cho Kite Team from Hamamatsu, Japan. Amazingly, their kites are made from fine paper and bamboo.
  • Berkeley Kit