Kids of all ages can join in a range of games with youth from around Berkeley – and get fed. It’s free to all.
Bring your kids to join others from around Berkeley for our annual carnival and community picnic, where they’ll be able to enjoy a day of games, food, and fun.
Youth are invited to slide down water slides, jump on giant inflatables, scale a climbing wall, scramble through an obstacle course or play a variety of sports. There’ll be carnival games, a petting zoo with bunnies and goats, and chances for little ones to play in the tot zone
Your kids would join others coming from most of the 16 city-run summer camps, and kids from other camps in Berkeley are also welcome.
They’ll get fed, too. Burgers will be served by Fuddruckers. And we’re already anticipating the lines for ice cream, popcorn, shaved ice, and cotton candy. Those age 10 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
Kick off the summer and join us.
Community Carnival and Picnic
Thursday, June 30, 2022
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
1730 Oregon Street, Berkeley, CA 94703
No registration is needed to enjoy this event.
Fun activities for kids, teens, and adults
Enjoy celebrating with community at Grove Park, where friends and neighbors can gather outdoors.
This free picnic will include:
- Water slides – Two giant water slides and a dunk tank (age-appropriate up to age 14)
- Inflatables – Giant jumpers (ages from toddlers to age 14)
- Tot Zone – Petting Zoo, jumper, games (for up to age 7)
- Petting Zoo – Bunnies, goats, chicken, and more (for up to age 7)
- Sports Zone – Baseball pitch, soccer, baseball dunk contest, basketball skills obstacle course (for ages 10 to 14)
- Climbing Wall – Two climbing sides, approximately two stories tall (for ages 5 to 14)
- Obstacle Course – Climb, crawl and zig-zag through the jumper, and race against each other (age-appropriate up to age 14)
- Carnival Games – 3-in-1 (ring toss, milk space, Ferris wheel toss), and sports (basketball, soccer, football) (ages from toddlers to age 14)
- Food – Fuddruckers Burgers, salads, and beverages
- Treats – Mister Softee ice cream, popcorn, shaved ice, and cotton candy
- Music – DJ’d by City staff
Public transit is available via AC Transit #12 and F; also, Grove Park is within walking distance from Ashby BART.
This event is organized by the City of Berkeley's Recreation Division, which offers dozens of camps, classes, and other activities for participants of all ages. Learn more and sign up via our online registration portal and see more opportunities on our events calendar.
Come out June 30 and enjoy kids’ activities and celebrate our City.