The Octopi in The Sky Returns To The #BerkeleyKiteFestival

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, to the free Kite Making and Candy Drop for kids, you don't want to miss this year’s Annual Berkeley Kite Festival. This years Festival takes place this Saturday & Sunday, July 28-29, 10am-6pm attracting kite enthusiasts from around the world.

Marvel at the sight of huge Giant Creature kites flowing in the wind, cheer on your favorite kites at the various competitions including a kite ballet and rokkaku battles, and watch the stunt kite displays. There are kites of all shapes and sizes.

Know Before You Go

» Check the weather at the Berkeley Marina and dress appropriately. Layers is always a safe bet.
» Don't forget the sunscreen and water.
» Parking in the Marina is $15. Overflow Parking at Golden Gate Fields is $15 and includes shuttles to and from the festival. Proceeds support local charities.
» If you do not have a kite, there are plenty on sale.

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

SPECIAL GUESTS:
   » 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

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, Kite Flying Lessons and Candy Drop!
   » Great Food & Music!
   » Arts & Crafts Booths
   » Sunday Evening Dinner Cruise on the Empress Hornblower Dining Yach