So, I'm a Bay Area native, and as such I never know what to tell people to do. To me, Berkeley really isn't that interesting. Unless of course we are having one of our crazy festivals. My favorite is the Berkeley Kite Festival and its happening this weekend! It's really easy to get there by public transportation. Take the BART to Downtown Berkeley and get on the 51 bus and bam you're there.
Kites aren’t just for kids any more. Experience the excitement and
artistry of modern kite flying. You’ll find something for everyone at
the Berkeley Kite Festival. From the Giant Creature Kites as big as
houses, high flying kite fights, to the free Kite Making and Candy Drop
for kids, you don’t want to miss the 2010 Berkeley Kite Festival.
Saturday, July 31 & Sunday, August 1.
» Free Kite Making, 11:00-1:00
» Free Candy Drops, 2:30
» Free Kite Flying Lessons, 11:00-4:00
» Free Rokkaku Battle
» 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, Kite Flying Lessons and Candy Drop
» Great Food & Music
» Arts & Crafts Booths
» Sunday Evening Dinner Cruise on the Empress Hornblower Dining Yacht