It’s summer. Time to send in the clowns, dance in the streets, and watch movies in the park. The East Bay is rich in activities that you don’t need to be rich to enjoy. We’ve picked out a few highlights for free summer fun to enjoy during the month of June alone.
And don’t forget to start or wrap up your activity with a delicious meal from the Food Hall at Public Market!
Free Summer Circus Day with Circus Bella
If you’ve never seen this one-ring circus, you are missing a joyous spectacle. Circus Bella presents a top-notch show of thrilling feats, such as trapeze, 9-person juggling acts, trapeze and rope-walking. With live music and slapstick antics, Circus Bella has performed throughout the world, but maintains its local roots by providing free performances in Bay Area parks each year.
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WHEN: Thursday, June 15, 2017 at 5:30 PM
WHERE: deFremery Park 1651 Adeline Street Oakland
Free Movies in the Park: Pete’s Dragon
Popcorn, hot chocolate, drinks and hot dogs beneath the big outdoor screen. It’s a fun way to rub elbows with neighbors. Disney’s Pete’s Dragon is the story of an orphan boy and his best friend Elliot, who just so happens to be a dragon.
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WHEN: Friday, June 16, 2017 Movie starts at dusk
WHERE: Redwood Heights Recreation Center 3883 Aliso Ave. Oakland
Salsa Sunday Block Party, Live Music & Dancing
Now in its 4th year, Salsa Sunday welcomes over 2,000 people of all ages from across the Bay to party in the streets. Not familiar with these Latin dances? Not to worry. The afternoon starts with free dance lessons and the day proceeds with some of the region’s top DJs and live salsa bands entertaining the crowd until the evening.
WHEN: Sunday, June 18, 2017 12 PM to 6 PM
WHERE: Center Street at Shattuck in downtown Berkeley
Summer Sailstice: Free Sailboat Rides, Boat Building and Live Music
Get a taste of life on the water at this aquatic celebration of summer solstice. Or just root for your favorite sailors in the Small Boat Racing contest. Learn about boat building and take a free ride on our beautiful Bay. Visit the event website for more info >
WHEN: Saturday, June 24, 2017 11 AM to 5 PM
WHERE: Encinal Yacht Club, 1251 Pacific Marina, Alameda