Just before the fireworks!
The Berkeley Marina hosts one of the best 4th of July parties from noon until 10PM. There are all kinds of free family fun in an alcohol-free environment culminating with fantastic fireworks over the bay.
Adventure Playground, where kids ride a zipline or use hammers, nails, saws, and paint with parental supervision is free and open until 8PM. Located right near a protected beach, it is great for a splash in the sun or building sand castles.
Enter the free photo booth where red, white and blue costumes are waiting for you to take your annual holiday close up. Berkeley Canoe Racing Club gives free Dragon Boat rides 12-5PM, although you might just find that you have to do a bit of the rowing. Or bring a kite and let it fly over the northern area of the marina in Cesar Chavez Kite Park.
Entertainment, Food & More Fun!
Live entertainment on several stages delights kids and adults as well.