Berkeley Spark 2.0… join us on
Saturday, July 19, 11am-9pm, Civic Center Park
Martin Luther King, Jr. Way (between Center Street and Allston Way)
We had so much fun last year, we thought we’d do it again, with a twist!
Berkeley Spark is a free community-driven art, innovation, science, and technology festival with the goal of providing a place where people can create, collaborate and connect with each other while highlighting and celebrating the depth of local culture and innovation while celebrating community engagement.
Spend the day with us in Civic Center Park listening to acoustic music, dance and move to ecstatic dance DJs, decorate your bike with plush toys and other colorful objects, learn how to design a papier-mâché exoskeleton for your bike, receive some bike mechanic tips from the Missing Link Bike Cooperative, and meet Segue, a local gal who has designed an electric cargotrike.
The park will be filled with Bay Area interactive art sculpture and learn more about and support The Kraken and The Alien Siege Machine art installations before they head out to Burning Man, meet local technology companies and learn more about their latest designs, and taste locally crafted beer and mead.
A number of local Burning Man theme camps will be at the festival creating chill spaces, play spaces and healing spaces for the Berkeley community. There is also a vendor’s market featuring Burning Man-esque clothing and jewelry designer, local skin care products, artisnal food and more. And experience the mutant vehicle, U.N.A.V.E.R.Z., a colorful jelly fish while listening to DJs spinning from this marine and coelenterate.
New This Year: East Bay Innovation Tech Corridor at Berkeley Spark 2.0
Building upon the East Bay’s thriving technology climate, Berkeley Spark is hosting the East Bay Innovation Tech Corridor, representing the convergence of art, science and technology. We have invited a number of local innovators, designers, makers, entrepreneurs, scientists, thought makers, experimenters and other creative types to join us and share their ideas and designs with the Berkeley community.
We are grateful for the support of the Downtown Berkeley Association, Smart Car, the City of Berkeley’s Office of Economic Development, Drakes Brewing Company, The Mead Kitchen and Mechanics Bank in association with Berkeley Partners for Parks, Berkeley Startup Cluster, Burning Man Project, East Bay Media Center, Ecology Center, Ecstatic Dance Oakland, The Farmhouse, Geter Done Productions & Design, Impact Hub Berkeley, Logoman, North Berkeley Shattuck Association, Off Playa Productions, Samavesha, Soul Sanctuary and Dance, and Urban Innovation Exchange.
And a shout out to our media sponsors: Berkeleyside, East Bay Express and Yelp.
Berkeley Spark is a group of East Bay social and cultural innovation leaders and change makers providing events which promote community engagement through dialogue, interactions, collaborations.
Berkeley Spark 2.0 is a Leave No Trace community event. Please help us and the park by recycling and disposing of refuse. We thank you in advance!
We are also ADA accessible. If you have any questions, please contact us for more information at email@example.com.
Getting There: Attendees are encouraged to take public transportation. We are two blocks west of the downtown Berkeley BART station, or you could walk, bike, skateboard or roller blade to our festival.
After the festival, head east to downtown Berkeley for entertainment and dining venues to continue the celebration.
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