4th of July Berkeley Marina

Dragon Boats - 4th of July Berkeley Marina

Seth HoolaHoop

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Happy 4th of July!

4TH OF JULY @ Berkeley Marina

Monday, , noon-10pm


1. Fireworks will be shot off of a barge located just south of the Berkeley Pier, rather than off the Pier itself at 9:35PM. Viewing is best along frontage drive south of the Pier or from Hs Lordships' parking lot.

2. No BBQs, hibachi or fires are allowed unless in one of the existing BBQ fixtures. Plenty of BBQ for purchase at the food trucks!

3. Water stations are provided for you so bring your own refillable water bottle.

Fun All Day!

On the 4th of July 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 use hammers, nails, saws, and paint with parental supervision, is open until 8PM. Get your face painted, try the giant slide, or splash in the water at the beach. Stay for the fireworks at night!

Food, Fun & Fireworks

There’s yummy food trucks and booths, handmade crafts, free dragon boat rowing from 12-5PM, live pony rides, a petting zoo, Nerf Tag, Sumo balls, and carnival rides near Skates, an inflatable bouncy area, mini-train rides, giant slides, and water bubble balls. More fun at the free photo booth sponsored by Farmer’s Insurance all culminates in the grand fireworks over the water south of the Berkeley Pier at 9:35PM, presented by the City of Berkeley.

Getting There

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 sponsored by Mountain High Yoghurt. 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. Sponsored by the City of Berkeley, GEICO, Ben & Jerry's, The Buddy Club, Farmerís Insurance, Mountain High Yoghurt, KIND Snacks, Yelp, East Bay Express, BETV, and East Bay Loop.

More info > on how to get there; bringing children and pets; accessibility; BBQs and parking.


Vendor Permits Required

No Vending, No Food Sales, No Glow-in-the-Dark Product Sales in the entire Marina on July 4 unless you have a special event 4th of July permit from the event producer.


Thanks to our Sponsors 2015

City of Berkeley Another Bullwinkel Show The Buddy ClubBen & Jerry's Green Mary Farmer's Insurance Ruth Stroup AgencyKind Healthy Snacks Geico Mountain High Yogurt

East Bay Express east bay loop BETVYelp

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