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Local Area Events

Things to Do in Beautiful Berkeley

Welcoming, relaxing, and thoroughly stunning, Berkeley, California, encapsulates the Bay Area lifestyle. At the Hotel Shattuck Plaza, you can experience it all, without the Bay Area price tag. Hike through regional parks, tour one of the nation’s preeminent public universities, or lose yourself in the city’s wonder — take a break from work and get to know this special place.

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Berkeley World Music Festival

Shattuck, Telegraph, and Durant Avenues
Move and groove along to the sounds of world music, and browse a crafts fair in People’s Park — all for free.

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Fourth of July at Berkeley Marina

Berkeley Marina: 201 University Avenue
Whether you want to catch a free concert or try your hand at Dragon Boat rowing, you’ll have plenty to do before a Bayside fireworks show.

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Chocolate and Chalk Art Festival

Gourmet Ghetto: Shattuck Avenue
Beautify your own piece of sidewalk, pick at gourmet chocolate, and wander among a string of festival booths.

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Solano Avenue Stroll

Solano Avenue
The East Bay’s largest street festival features over a mile of vendors, food booths, and amusement rides, and includes a 75-entry parade.

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Berkeley Indigenous People’s Day Pow Wow

Martin Luther King Jr. Civic Center Park: 2151 Martin Luther King Jr Way
Join in on round dances, listen to traditional drumming, and come face-to-face with hundreds of years of Native American civilization.

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Día de los Muertos

Kittredge Street and Harold Way
Don traditional skeletal face paint, contribute to a community ofrenda, join a candlelit procession, and celebrate the memories of your ancestors.

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Telegraph Holiday Fair

Telegraph Avenue, between Dwight Way and Bancroft Way
Get in the Christmas spirit at this streetside festival, complete with original artwork, artisanal crafts, and jovial light displays.