If your neighborhood doesn’t have its own gathering or you want to join something bigger, come to our block party for activities, games, and food. It’s free to all.
As residents around Berkeley bring neighbors together on National Night Out, you also have the option to come to a City-run block party complete with activities for kids and food for all.
While we can’t top the importance of at events near you, our citywide event offers a chance to meet up with people from around the city as well as staff from a range of departments.
Our city co-sponsored block party will have giant inflatables, an obstacle course, a climbing wall, and more. We hope to bring neighbors together, strengthen relationships, and build safer and healthier communities.
Free City-run block party, open to all
In collaboration with McGee Avenue Baptist Church, the City of Berkeley Recreation Division’s Teen Program is hosting:
Stop the Violence National Night Out Block Party
Tuesday, August 1, 2023
3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
On McGee Ave, between Oregon and Stuart Street
Free event, no registration required
This block party features:
- Live performances – spoken word, singing, dancing, drumming
- Inflatables – Giant jumpers (for ages 5 to 14)
- Obstacle Course – Climb, crawl, zig-zag through the jumper, and race against each other
- Climbing Wall – Two climbing sides, approximately two stories tall (for ages 5 and up)
- Food – Hotdogs, burgers, veggie options, and beverages
- Cotton Candy
- Carnival Games – 3-in-1 (ring toss, milk space, Ferris wheel toss)
- Informational Booths – Berkeley Police Department, Heart 2 Heart, Healthy Black Families, and more
The nearest public transit bus lines are #12, J, and F, and the event is within walking distance from Ashby BART. To find the route for your journey, use AC Transit's route planner. Or bike there using our bike boulevards.
When parking, be respectful of neighbors, and please don’t block driveways or double park.
This City-run block party is just one of a variety of events throughout the year organized by the City's Parks, Recreation and Waterfront Department, which offers dozens of camps, classes, and other activities for people of all ages and socioeconomic challenges. Get a glimpse of the Recreation Division's offerings through our online registration portal.
Whether you choose a gathering near you or the City-run block party, come out for National Night Out. Building relationships in community is one of the most important things we can do to build a better Berkeley.