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Berkeley Kite Festival (self-guided)
Highline Kites of Berkeley will be hosting the 33rd Berkeley Kite Festival & West Coast Kite Championships on Saturday and Sunday, July 28 -[masked], 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM at Cesar E. Chavez Park at the Berkeley Marina. The festival is free, parking is $15 at the Marina (which fills up) or $15 at Golden Gate Fields; a free shuttle runs between GG Fields and the Festival. This is a good outing for the kids/family. EVENT HIGHLIGHTS: » Worlds Largest Octopus Kite » Humongous Kites: Bigger than a house and longer than a train! » Team Kite Ballet » The Berkeley Kite Wranglers & Friends » West Coast Kite Championship competition presented by BASKL » 20,000 sq. ft. of Giant Creature Kites from New Zealand! » Taiko Drummers » Japanese-Style Rokkaku Kite Battle for the Skies » Giant Kite Sales Tent » Manufacturers' Demonstrations » Free Kite Making (11-2), Kite Flying Lessons and Candy Drop! » Great Food & Music! » Arts & Crafts Booths There are free kite-making kits (1500 each day while supplies last) More info at: http://www.highlinekites.com/pages.php?pageid=21 (http://www.highlinekites.com/pages.php?pageid=21) Traffic near the Marina gets pretty congested, it's less crowded parking at Golden Gate Fields and taking the shuttle. Last year the shuttle line got really long so going early in the day is better. A lot of people park off University Ave east if 580/101 and just walk over. Bring a hat, sunscreen, water.

Berkeley Cesar E. Chavez Park Kite Festival

Spinnaker Way · Berkeley, CA

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