Adventure Playground
Learning to use a saw at Berkeley’s Adventure Playground at the Berkeley Bay Festival. Photos: Kaia Diringer

The Berkeley Bay Festival took place on Saturday, April 13, and Berkeleyside photo intern Kaia Diringer was there to document the day of fun.

The free festival is organized by the City of Berkeley and the Marina Experience Program, and was inaugurated 76 years ago in 1937 when the Marina first opened. Its purpose is to showcase the activities and environmental education that are available at the Marina and locally.  

Activities on Saturday included music, free sailboat and Dragon boat rides, a variety of food, street theater, building and climbing at the Adventure Playground, and visits to a straw bale building and with Berkeley firefighters.

Street Theater, Circus Arts Dana Smith. Photo: Kaia Diringer
Street Theater. Photo: Kaia Diringer.
The Farm Fresh to You stand at the festival. Photo: Kaia Diringer.
A man with a snake at the Lick Your Eyeballs stand. Photo: Kaia Diringer.
Babies were part of the crowd at the festival. Photo: Kaia Diringer.
A child connects with a turtle at the Lick Your Eyeballs stand. Photo: Kaia Diringer.
A boy observes a gecko at the Lick Your Eyeballs stand. Photo: Kaia Diringer.
A child examines insect display at the Kids for the Bay stand. Photo: Kaia Diringer.
Hula hooping at the Berkeley Bay Festival. Photo: Kaia Diringer.

Remember to check Berkeleyside’s Events Calendar which is chock full of local music, theater, dance, talks and community happenings. And submit your own events — it’s free and self-serve.

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