Channel your inner Mary Poppins at the Berkeley Kite Festival on July 25-26 at Cesar E. Chavez Park. Over the past 30 years, the festival has developed a soaring reputation as one of the premier free family festivals on the West Coast. Join hundreds of kite flyers, old and young, with free kite making and kite lessons, a Rokkaku battle, delicious cuisine, live Taiko drummers, and more.
To make a weekend of it, stay at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Berkeley Marina (use the promo code KIT for a discount), and finish off two great days of kite flying with a Sunday evening dinner cruise on the Empress Hornblower Dining Yacht. The magical evening will feature an awards banquet and silent auction on the San Francisco Bay, all for a discounted $65.95 per person.