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Civic Arts Program Sponsored Festivals 

The City of Berkeley Civic Arts Program awarded grants to 20 festivals for this fiscal year, July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021. These festivals are being made available to the public through on-line and broadcast formats in compliance with the City of Berkeley’s health orders. Learn more and tune in to these events as they become available by clicking on the links below.

28th Annual Berkeley Indigenous Peoples Day Powwow and Market 

Bay Area Book Festival

Berkeley Festival of Choro 2020: A Celebration of Women in Brazilian Music

Berkeley Juneteenth Festival

Berkeley Kite Festival

Berkeley Old Time Music Convention- September 24-28, 2020

Berkeley Video and Film Festival- Starting October 30, 2020

Berkeley Poetry Festival- October 23-25, 2020 

California Indian Arts & Cultural Festival

Chocolate & Chalk Art Festival

Communidad de la Placita

Dia De los Muertos 2020

Earth Day 2021

Freight Fest

Grateful Day Festival: October 24-25, 2020

Inferno Theatre's Annual Contemporary Diasporas Festival

SF Brazilian Day & Lavagem Festival 2020- September 6, 2020 

Telegraph Avenue Holiday Street Fair

The Second Annual Queering Dance Festival: September 19-20, 2020

Watershed Environmental Poetry Festival

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