4TH OF JULY @ Berkeley Marina
Friday, July 4th, 2014, noon-10pm
Fun All Day!
The 4th of July is a great day to have a lot of fun. The biggest party is at the Berkeley Marina from noon-10PM with all kinds of free fun! Adventure Playground, always a favorite, where children can build with hammers, nails, saws, paint and parental supervision, is open until 8PM. Get your face painted, try the giant slide, or splash in the water at the beach!
There’s live entertainment from noon until 9:30PM on the main stage with headliner Bang Data as featured on the TV show, Breaking Bad, The Boston Boys, The Lady Crooners, The Blondies, and The Allman Stepbrothers. On The Buddy Club Stage in Shorebird Park you’ll find world-renowned juggling and magic acts including Karen Quest doing Cowgirl Rope Tricks. Tucked in here and there discover Afro Cuban Drumming; Benjamin Glasgow on Steel Drums; Emeryville Taiko; Coventry & Kalusa’s Circus Arts; Sean Lee: A One-Man Band; face painters and balloon twisters.
A very special attraction is Ben Cohen’s amazing Amend-O-Matic StampMobile which is building support for a constitutional amendment to get big money out of politics by legally stamping messages like ‘Not to Be Used for Bribing Politicians’ on dollar bills. Joining the StampMobile is the Ben & Jerry’s Cow Mobile. During the first four hours of the festival (noon-4PM) a chance to win one of the actual hand stamps and other fun Ben & Jerry goodies will be awarded with any purchase. The winners will be selected at the main stage at 5PM.
Get your photo taken for FREE at the Photo Booth then post it online at facebook.com/AnotherBullwinkelShow for a chance to win a pair of LED 7-mode flashing gloves. Winner will be selected from the most original and fun photo from the 4th of July @ the Berkeley Marina.
Food, Fun & Fireworks
There’s yummy food trucks and booths, handmade crafts, free dragon boat rowing from 12-5PM, massages, live pony rides and carnival rides near Skates, an inflatable bouncy area, mini-train rides, giant slides, and water bubble ball rides all culminating in the grand fireworks over the water from the end of the Berkeley Pier at 9:35PM which are presented by the City of Berkeley.
The Berkeley Marina address is 201 University Ave. Vehicle parking in the marina is $15 for the day or you can ride your bike over the Berkeley bicycle overpass and use the free valet parking near Adventure Playground. Or take AC Transit #51B from the Downtown Berkeley BART station and into the marina until 6PM. To leave on AC Transit after the fireworks, walk out over the freeway overpass to University and 5th St.
Free admission. Alcohol-free event. Free valet bicycle parking. Vehicle parking $15. Walk or bike in after 6PM. Sponsored by the City of Berkeley, Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream, The Buddy Club, Red Tricycle, East Bay Express, BETV, and East Bay Loop
More info on how to get there; bringing children and pets; accessibility; BBQs and parking.
Thanks to our Sponsors 2014
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