The largest kites, about the size of a full-sized school bus, can be seen from the top of the Berkeley Hills. The festival is family friendly with jumpy houses, kite-making stations, and a kite “ballet” performance in the sky. My daughter’s highlight is the pony rides.
Study the transportation and parking options before embarking on this trip.
The Kite Festival is FREE, but parking onsite or at a shuttle stop (Golden Gate Fields) costs $15. The activities take place from 10 am to 6 pm.
» Free Kite Making, 11:00-2:00 both days
» Free Candy Drops, timing TBD
» Free Kite Flying Lessons, timing TBD
» Free Rokkaku Battle
There are plenty of food stands and kids activities, but bringing a picnic is also a great option.
[Photo by Whitney Moss]