Zander Fruhwirth, 4, was a boy in a bubble on July 4, 2012 at the Berkeley Marina festivities. Photo: Steven Fruhwirth

It’s become a tradition here at Berkeleyside HQ to hand over the editorial reins to our readers so to speak for our July 4th coverage.

We are putting the call-out for you to share your July 4th with us. We want to see the many ways Berkeleyans choose to mark this day. Whether it’s sleeping in, attending a parade, getting your BBQ mojo on, taking a hike, hitting the beach, or simply bedding down with a good book.

Last year we collected a collection of wonderful insights into Berkeley’s Independence Day, which included a 2.5 magnitude earthquake, lots of lovely chilling out, including kids in big bubbles at the Berkeley Marina July 4th gathering, and some splendid fireworks. Readers shared poems, photos — even a song.

Share your photographs, emails, tweets, and Facebook posts throughout the day tomorrow (details on how below) and we will publish a round-up story.

Looking forward to hearing from you!

  • Email us words and pics to: tips@berkeleyside.com
  • Share your thoughts and photos on the Berkeleyside Facebook page.
  • Tweet what you are doing in 140 characters or less to and include our handle — @berkeleyside and/or #BerkJuly4
  • Share your photos, food and otherwise, on Instagram using hashtag #berkjuly4
  • Upload your photos to the Berkeleyside Flickr pool.
Girl in wagon at Plaza Drive-Parkside Drive 4th of July celebration, July 4, 2012. Photo: Daryl Austern

However you spend it, we wish all our readers a happy, relaxed Independence Day and we look forward to reconnecting with you on Friday.

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