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Spring & Summer Special Events 


Saturday, April 21, 2018 | 9:00AM - 11:30AM | Shorebird Park Nature Center | Free

Shoreline Cleanup 2018 

Individuals, families and groups are welcome to join us for the Earth Day Shoreline clean-up.  We meet at the Shorebird Park Nature Center.  If you'd like to be part of this clean-up, just call or email to let us know you and your friends are interested. We will send you any pertinent information and waivers for those under 18 yrs.  

For more information, please contact 510.981.6720 or email 


Mother's Day:  Roses in Bloom Acoustical Series 

Cinco De Mayo Celebration

Happy Good Time: Skateboarding Event

Kids Triathlon

Community Yard Sale and Craft Fair

3-on-3 Basketball Tournament



Community Picnic 

King Carnival 

Derby Day  

National Night Out

Olympics Day

 Movies in the Park

Music in the Park


Mothers Day: Roses in Bloom Acoustical Series | All Ages

Saturday, May 12, 2018 | 11:00AM - 1:00PM | Berkeley Rose Garden 

Live Jazz. Flowers and Chocolates for Mothers. Activities for Children. 

For more information, please contact 510.981.6700. 

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Cinco De Mayo Celebration | All Ages

Friday, May 4, 2018 | 4:00PM - 5:00PM | Frances Albrier Auditorium | Free 

Come celebrate Cinco De Mayo with us and enjoy delicious Mexican foods, a piñata, and live performances by our Performing Arts after school participants. A great time will be had by all! 

For more information, please contact 510.981.6640.   

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Happy Good Time: A Fun & Safe Skateboarding Event | All Ages

Saturday, May 5, 2018 | 10:00AM - 3:00PM | Skate Park | Free 

A free introduction for skaters and parents. Parents are encouraged to participate (ages 7 and under must be accompanied by a guardian). Food, music and prizes! *Participants must wear a helmet. (Knee pads and elbow pads recommended.) 

Register online, at a Recreation Hub office, or at the event. 

For more information, please contact 510.981.5150. 

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Kids Triathlon | Ages 6-17

Saturday, May 12, 2018 | 8:00AM - 12:00PM | King Pool | $35

This swim, bike and running event is held on a completely off-street course. All participants receive a race t-shirt, a goodie bag and a participation medal. The fastest three boys and girls in each age group will receive trophies.  Entry deadline: May 4th.

Register online, at a Recreation Hub office, or at the event.   


For more information, please contact 510.981.5150. 

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Community Yard Sale & Craft Fair | All Ages

Saturday, May 19, 2018 | 11:00AM - 3:00PM | James Kenney Courts | $15 (Res) /$18 (Non-Res)

It’s time for spring cleaning! Get ready for summer by cleaning out your closets and garages and join with neighbors for our largest community yard sale ever! One table, two chairs and space will be provided for all participants registered to sell your previously used items. Pre-registration is required. Registration deadline: May 11, 2018. Setup begins at 9:30am.

Pre-register online

For more information, please contact 510.981.6651.  

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3-on-3 Basketball Tournament | Ages 8-18 (Mini Skill Clinic Ages 5-7)

Saturday, June 2, 2018 | 9:00AM - 5:00PM | San Pablo Park | Free (Res) / $5 (Non-Res)

Join us at San Pablo Park for a fun-filled day of basketball! All teams are guaranteed at least 2 games (pool play in the morning and elimination games in the afternoon). There will be a mini skills clinic provided for youth, ages 5-7, during lunch! 

Pre-register online or at a Recreation Hub office. Register by May 25 to save your spot! Registration is also available on-site (on a first-come, first served basis). All participants must have a completed registration form with parent signature to participate.

Bill & Celina Rose 3on3

For more information, please contact 510.981.6656. 

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Community Picnic | All Ages

Thursday, June 28, 2018 | 9:30AM - 2:00PM | Grove Park | Free

Join the Martin Luther King Jr. Youth Services Center/YAP at our annual Community Picnic as we celebrate the Fourth of July. We will have a variety of activities for youth and teens, 3 on 3 basketball games, waterslides, giant inflatables, wall climbing, cotton candy, petting zoo, snow cones, Tot Zone and more. Youth ages 10 and under must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

For more information, please contact 510.981.6671. 

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King Carnival | All Ages

Saturday, June 30, 2018 | 1:30PM - 3:30PM | King Pool | $3 Yth/Sr/Disabled / $6 Adult

Fun for the whole family!  Activities include carnival games, water activities and BBQ.  Bring your swimsuit and towel.  Don’t miss it!

For more information, please contact 510.981.5105. 

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Derby Day | All Ages

Friday, July 20, 2018 | 1:00PM - 3:00PM | West Campus Pool | Free

Don’t miss our annual cardboard boat races and other fun activities. Watch and cheer on your favorite boats, created by youth from local community centers and playground programs. There will be fast, creative and highly decorated boats, sure to entertain! 


For more information, please contact 510.981.5125. 

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Stop the Violence Block Party - National Night Out | All Ages

Tuesday, August 1, 2018 | 3:00PM - 7:00PM | McGee Ave., between Oregon & Stuart | Free

This community event is designed to promote and encourage South Berkeley residents to come together as a supportive community to focus on youth and families in the neighborhood. It allows Berkeley teens to address their concerns about violence through dance, music, and public performance. This event will feature live entertainment, information booths, jumpers, face painting and food. This event is presented in partnership with McGee Ave. Baptist Church. 


For more information, please contact 510.981.6674. 

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Olympics Day | All Ages

Thursday, August 2, 2018 | 10:00AM - 2:00PM | Frances Albrier Community Center | Free

Join City of Berkeley staff for a day of fun, fitness, and friendship. After the opening ceremony and Parade of Nations, youth will participate in various Olympic-style sports and events, such as sprints, relays, steeple chase, soccer, basketball, and much, much more!

For more information, please contact 510.981.6640. 

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Movies in the Park | All Ages
 | Free

  • Friday, July 6 – Strawberry Creek Park - Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
  • Friday, July 27  James Kenney Park - Mulan
  • Friday, August 10  Codornices Park - Paddington 2
  • Friday, August 24  Cedar Rose Park - Coco
  • Friday, September 7  San Pablo Park - Lion King
  • Friday, September 21  Willard Park - Kubo and the Two Strings

For more information, please contact 510.981.5150. 

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Music in the Park | All Ages | Free

  • Roses in Bloom Acoustical Series @ Rose Garden
    • Saturday, May 12, 11 AM
    • Sunday, May 20, 3:00 PM
    • Saturday, May 26, 3:00 PM
    • Saturday, June 2, 3:00 PM 
  • Kidchella
    • Sunday, June 10, 3 PM – Virginia McGee Tot land
    • Saturday, June 23, 3 PM – Strawberry Creek 
    • Sunday, July 15, 3 PM – Willard 
    • Saturday, July 28, 3 PM – Live Oak
  • Family Concerts
    • Saturday August 11 – Jazz / R & B – Ohlone Park- Baseball field
    • Saturday September 16 – Hip Hop – Grove Park- Baseball field
    • Saturday October 13 – Cedar Rose Park with Harvest Festival

For more information, please contact 510.981.5150. 

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*** Other Parks, Recreation and Waterfront upcoming special events are here. ***


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