100 University Ave
Berkeley, California 94710

The 4th of July is a great day to have a lot of fun. The biggest party is on the South Shore of the Berkeley Marina from noon-10PM. There’s music, dancers, jugglers all for free! Adventure Playground, always a favorite, is open 11am-8pm. Sign up for an old-fashioned sack race, create a nature sculpture with environmental artist Zach Pine, or get your face painted. Try the giant slide or splash in the water at the beach!

There’s live entertainment from noon until 9PM on the main stage including MotorDude Zydeco, Suhaila Bellydance Company, Mo’Fone, and guitarist Steven Gary. Other entertainers around the marina include Tropical Sounds Steel Drums, UCA Capoeira, Failure to Disperse, Afro Cuban Rumba Drumming, Fred Anderson Comedy Explosion, and Coventry & Kaluza Clowns. There’s art & craft booths, massages, free sailboat rides from 1-4pm, dragon boat rides from 2-6pm, and muchmore including the grand fireworks off the end of the Berkeley Pier at 9:30pm.

Official Website: http://www.anotherbullwinkelshow.com/4th-of-july/4th-of-july.html

Added by folkie on June 12, 2009



Due to this:

SAN FRANCISCO – The City of Berkeley, California has passed two resolutions attacking the United States Marine Corps, calling the Marines, "uninvited and unwelcome intruders in the city."

The Berkeley City Council voted to condemn the Marines on Tuesday night (January 29th) as part of a campaign by anti-war activists to shut down a U.S. Marine Recruiting Center located in the city of Berkeley.
The votes by the Berkeley City Council were immediately condemned by Move America Forward (website: www.MoveAmericaForward.org), the nation’s largest grassroots pro-troop organization.

"It is disgraceful that in the birthplace of the Free Speech Movement, anti-military activists would attempt to silence the same military men and women who serve this country and give their lives to protect the free speech rights of all Americans, including these ungrateful and despicable people on the Berkeley City Council," said Melanie Morgan, Chairman of Move America Forward.

The actions by the Berkeley City Council followed continuous protests by Code Pink and other anti-military organizations that vandalized and defaced the U.S. Marine Recruiting Center in September 2007.

One of the two resolutions passed by the Berkeley City Council last night granted a parking spot in front of the Marine Recruiting Center to be used by anti-military activists to harass Marine recruiters. The anti-military activists would not need to apply for a sound permit for the next six months – allowing them free reign to disrupt the day-to-day operations by the Marines.

Move America Forward organized a counter-protest in support of the Marines last October that attracted over 400 pro-troop supporters who stood in solidarity of the Marine Recruiting Center.

"We have hundreds of thousands of military men and women serving honorably overseas to protect our freedoms. Imagine how they feel when they go to turn on the news and see that they are being stabbed in the back by shameful people here at home, it’s disgraceful!" said Catherine Moy, Executive Director of Move America Forward.

I don't see why Berkley should be celebrating independence. Kinda odd they tell marines they are unwelcome in there town but then turn around and celebrate independence that the marines and every other service member fights to protect. How do you think we gained our independence? Peaceful talks over a cup of tea with the British? I don't agree with most of the current wars but when it comes down to it and our country gets invaded who will be there fighting to save all of the rights people enjoy today?


I WHOLE HEARTEDLY agree...bashing of the military people in any form is disgusting and disgraceful. Let these anti war protestors move to a place where freedom is nonexistant and then we'll see how things change. They take things for granted because they were born into freedom. They didn't have to experience what its like without it or experience the cost of freedom. Freedom DEFINITELY isn't free!


How are people overseas protecting our freedoms here at home. You sound so fucking retarded its unbelievable. People here at home are protesting because they do not agree with what these soldiers are doing. Theyre killing more and more innocent people. there where no weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. All this huge military shit is bullshit. The people of berkeley have woken up i hope you people do too. bless the brave souls that think they are protecting americans by killing some kids uncle in iraq. They are only putting us in more danger. Pissing people off at America. Our military is Misrepresenting us. THE WAY YOU DEFEND AMERICA IS BY DEFENDING AMERICANS AND THEIR CONSTITUTION.