4th of July Berkeley Marina

Dragon Boats - 4th of July Berkeley Marina

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Happy 4th of July!

4TH OF JULY @ Berkeley Marina

Monday, , noon-10pm
20th Anniversary

In order for everyone to have a safe and fun day, please:

  • NO Personal Fireworks
  • NO Alcoholic Beverages
  • NO Personal BBQs or Hibachi unless using park-provided fire pits.

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 and open until 8PM, is where children can use hammers, nails, saws, and paint with parental supervision. 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 live entertainment from noon until 9:30PM so come dance to Tito y su son de Cuba, The Queue, or The Rusty String Express. Enjoy a special performance for the 4th of July by the United States Air Force Band of the Golden West and be dazzled by Troupe Tangiers and Sharifa’s Habibis belly dancers. Tucked around the beautiful marina discover an Afro Cuban Drumming Circle, a one-man band, steel drummers, face painters, and balloon twisters. In Shorebird Park spend the afternoon with magicians and clowns on The Buddy Club Stage.

There’s yummy food trucks and booths, handmade crafts, free dragon boat rowing from 12-5PM, live pony rides, a petting zoo, Nerf tag and Sumo Soccer near Skates, an inflatable bouncy area, mini-train rides, giant slides, and water bubble balls. More fun at the free photo booth sponsored by Looking Glass Photo. The day culminates in the grand fireworks over the water near the end of the Berkeley Pier at 9:35PM, presented by the City of Berkeley. Viewing is best along Frontage Drive south of the Pier or from Hs Lordship’s parking lot.

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 AT&T. 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, The Buddy Club, AT&T, Looking Glass Photo, SolarCity, East Bay Express, 510Families, YELP, 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 2016

City of Berkeley Another Bullwinkel Show The Buddy Club Green Mary SolarCity Looking Glass Photo 510 families ATT Careers

East Bay Express east bay loop Berkeley Community MediaYelp

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