October 2-7, join behind-the-scenes tours of local businesses during Manufacturing Week 2023. Register quickly to reserve your spot.
Berkeleyans can take tours to learn how local manufacturers make bagels, scientific glassware, sake, pottery, sound-dampening office privacy booths, handcrafted lighting, and more.
During Berkeley Manufacturing Week, community members are invited to have some fun while learning about our city’s innovative technologies, jobs, and people involved in manufacturing.
Adams & Chittenden Scientific Glass Coop, Takara Sake, Boichik Bagels, Berkeley Potters Guild, Zenbooth, and Metro Lighting are just a few examples of Berkeley companies that manufacture products in our city, producing items ranging from bagels, alcoholic beverages, pottery, to light fixtures.
Register for tours online
Tours have a limited capacity, so get your tickets early!
- Tuesday, October 3, 11:00 am – 12:15 pm ($15 tour fee becomes store credit)
- Wednesday, October 4, 9:00 am – 10:00 am
- Wednesday, October 4, 10:00 am – 11:00 am
- Wednesday, October 4, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
- Wednesday, October 4, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
- Friday, October 6, 10:00 am – 11:00 am
These public tours are a part of the City of Berkeley Office of Economic Development and Bay Area Manufacturing initiative’s collaborative efforts to promote and revitalize urban manufacturing, a vital part of the Bay Area economy. In Berkeley, manufacturing plays a crucial role as a key economic driver. Local products draw in tourists and contribute to Berkeley's quality of life.
Additionally, you can join elected officials from various East Bay cities for a virtual conversation about the significance of manufacturing to the Bay Area economy:
- Friday, October 6, noon – 1:30 pm
Understanding the Berkeley Business Landscape
You can also attend an evening where merchants share success stories and connect with the Berkeley business community.
Berkeley Today & Tomorrow
Wednesday, October 11, 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Ciel Creative Space, 935 Carleton St, Berkeley
At the event, experience offerings from over 35 Berkeley businesses. Browse product demos and samples at display tables; taste food from local, environmentally conscious caterers; and enjoy beverages from local brewers, vintners, and coffee producers.
Visit discoveredinberkeley.com to see stories about the diverse array of Berkeley businesses making things in our city, enriching our community, and building a better world.
Both the Manufacturing Week tours and the #DiscoveredinBerkeley campaign are ways that the City of Berkeley’s Office of Economic Development helps businesses access the resources, financing, and information they need to feel welcome in Berkeley and thrive.
Even if you can't attend the Manufacturing Week tours, you can use an interactive map to learn more about, and visit, Berkeley manufacturers throughout the year.
Come out for the Manufacturing Week tours – or for the business event the following week. Learn, experience, and support these local businesses.