Perhaps head north this Monday morning and partake of the at the Veterans Building. Thus refreshed, join tout Berkeley at these free events:
Where: , 160 University Ave, Berkeley, CA 94710
When: Monday, July 4, 2011. Noon to 10 p.m.; Adventure Playground opens at 11 a.m.
Why go: This daylong free event offers all kinds of fun. (schedule is available on the website. Haven't you always wanted a dragon-boat ride? The free rides (much more fun because someone else does the rowing) are just part of a whole day of free music, games, kids' activities and — at 9:30 pm — off the Berkeley Pier. Plus, it's dog-friendly.
Note that vehicle access to the event is closed at 7 p.m. and reopens (so people can leave!) at 10:30 p.m. If you want to see the fireworks from the Marina, be sure to get there well before 7 p.m.
Food will be available for purchase onsite.
If you want a more low-key Independence Day celebration, try:
Where: Environmental Education Center, 1 Central Park Dr., Berkeley, Ca
When: Monday July 4, 2011, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Why go: Trail Gail and the Little Farm gang plan an old-fashioned Fourth with crafts, farm activities and homemade ice cream. Free, no registration required.
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