Berkeley Kite Festival

Event has passed (Sat Jul 30, 2016 - Sun Jul 31, 2016)
Berkeley Marina
10am - 5pm
City, Family
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At the Berkeley Kite Festival it seems that a fresh surprise awaits around every corner. In one amphitheater you’ll find multi-line competitions of the Bay Area Sport Kite League. In another you’ll find events and other competitions, such as the candy drops and rokkaku battles. Look to the north and you will see the traditional kites of our special guests from the Sode-cho Kite-Flying Society of Hamamatsu, Japan. In the upper field you’ll enjoy the giant creature kite show of the Berkeley Kite Wranglers and Friends.

Just down the hill from the Wrangler Field, visitors can get hands-on demonstrations of all the latest products from Ozone Kites, Revolution Kites and Prism Designs. Backing up the demo fields is the giant tent, where you can get the best kites. Behind the kite tent you’ll see hundreds of kids enjoying the free kite making and behind them, a designated area along the ridge for families and their kites. Each area of the festival will give you a different taste of what kiting has to offer. If you find that your stomach should start to growl, simply follow ridgeline west to the widest array of food offerings ever seen at the BKF. Need a full meal? How about sushi, Thai food or seafood? Just want a snack? How about corn on the cob, pretzels or our favorite, Ben & Jerry’s ice cream? Everything looks so good, you’ll wish you could have one of each!

» Free Kite Making, 11:00-1:00
» Free Candy Drops, 2:30
» Free Kite Flying Lessons, 11:00-4:00
» Free Rokkaku Battle

» The Berkeley Kite Wranglers & Friends
» Bay Area Sport Kite League
» Sode Cho Kite Team of Hamamatsu Japan
» Brian Champie’s King of the Hill Gang

» 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



  1. Berkeley Marina
    201 University Ave, Berkeley, CA