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 Berkeley Bay Festival 

Berkeley  Bay Festival 2011- Marine mammal center

The City of Berkeley, Marina Experience Program presents the Bay Festival, at the Berkeley Marina on

Saturday, April 11, 2015  11-4:00 pm
This wonderful FREE event  first happened 77 years ago when  the Marina first opened in 1937. The Bay Festival now showcases activities and environmental education that are available here at the Marina and all around the region. Come celebrate the earth and our Bay by listening to Music, eating wonderful food, and enjoying a day by the Bay. Entertainment for all ages.

The 2015 event  is  for all ages, providing information about green building as well as summer program offerings and locations for educational trips. It is held outdoors in the Shorebird Park and will be the only outdoor Earthday festival  in Berkeley. Updates will be made on this website as we compile the data for 2015.
 In 2014, Our Food vendors were: Free Juice, Zen Grill,and  Fist full of Flour pizza co.,  The entertainment will be spirited  with Gary Lapow -children's music in the morning , Dana Smith an entertaining juggler, Lee Waterman and Jazz Caliente and The Bay Area Back pages (Oldie goldies), jamming for you.  The Adventure Playground will be open for children to build with hammers, nails, saws and paint ( with parental supervision), The dragon boat and Cal Sailing Club  will provide a splashing experience in the bay if you join them for a ride. 

11-4pm        Main event  on the  lawn area of Shorebird Park in front of the Nature Center. Here you'll find environmental education groups and Recreational activities.   All exhibitors have hands-on activities. Still waiting to hear from all the groups this year, but Last years groups included:Alameda County Mosquito Abatement District, American Red cross Bay Area,,Artist & Craftsman supply ,Barefoot Books,.Bay Nature Berkeley Animal Care Services,Berkeley Day Camp, Berkeley Partners for Parks, Berkeley Racing Canoe Center and the DragonMax Dragon Boat TeamBerkeley Paddling and rowingBerkeley Yacht ClubBerkeley Waterski Club,Cal AdventuresCal Sailing Club,California Coastal Commission,Citizens for East Shore Parks,Clean stormwater Program,Berkeley office of Energy and Sustainable DevelopmentFarm Fresh to You, GurlVentures,Hayward Shoreline interpretive CenterKids for the Bay,Lick Your eyeballs The Marine Mammal Center,The Marine Science institute , OikonosRoughing It Day Camp,San Francisco, Renewal by AndersenBay Keeper, ,Sierra Club ,The Watershed Project,   Eat great food, listen to great music and acts!  

The Back Pages

 Last year on the stage was:
 11-11:45  Gary Lapow- Childrens music
 12-12:45 Street Theater-Circus Arts Dana Smith
 1-1:45 Lee Waterman  and Jazz Caliente
2-3:45 Rock and Roll oldies- The Back pages


Off the South basin dock there will be free sailboat rides offered by the Cal Sailing Club and sign-ups in the main festival area to go out today for paddling lessons in the Berkeley Dragon Boat,


Thought out the day, our unique Adventure Playground will be open to the pubic. In Adventure Playground, kids of all ages are encouraged to build, paint, climb, and ride the zip line. Parents must supervise their children in the park and sign the waiver as they enter.

To help the environment, we encourage alternate transportation and carpooling, if you are riding your bike,  you can park it next to Adventure Playground during the event.Ask at the info table.

We will be having tours through our new environmentally sensitive classroom and our straw bale building. Come meet the architects and green product providers.


Berkeley Bay Festival 2011  

11-4 Tour the  environmental education classroom, next to our Strawbale visitors Center. See our microscope lab, our touch table and  aquariums.

and 1:30 -3:00 See the Berkeley Firetruck in the lot in front of Adventure Playground, talk to the firemen!





Hands on activities for all ages, Great way to spend the day at the Berkeley Marina! Meet great people who work at great places to visit with your family. Environmental education groups from all over the Bay area. 


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