Noon - 6 pm – People's Park
Enter Berkeley's World Crafts Bazaar and you enter our local culture. Where artisans, musicmakers, and selected local merchants with ties to music or world culture, and community intermingle.
Since 2008, colorful booths have framed the Festival's People Park Concert. The African sculptures, Tibetan prayer flags, village handicrafts; African kalimbas & gourd rattles, designer tote bags, and even a honey bee farm ... create a vibrant market and fun stroll against a backdrop of music.
Visit our KIDS ZONE (all ages encouraged) face painting, chalk drawing & more. Balloon twisting & Bubble making may pop-up anywhere.
** To set up a booth or activity, contact us at: bworldmusic(at)comcast.net
Here is a sampling of the Crafts Village:
DANIELS CARIBBEAN KITCHEN - Veggie or Meat (marinated shrimp, fish, jerk or curry chicken) // Rice // Carnival mixed salad // Favorite Trinidad flavor is Ginger - Garlic.
DOJO DOG - Hot dogs w/ an Asian Kick! Pairs 100% beef/veggie dogs & fresh French hoagie w/ unique Asian flavors. Freshly brewed Mango Jasmine & Wintermelon teas.
ROSINES GINGER JUICE sells cold refreshing ginger juice & teas. 100% natural with no preservatives. Always revitalizing.
ASHKENAZ MUSIC & DANCE COMMUNITY CENTER offers live world & roots music, concerts, classes & participatory workshops - a cuturally inclusive center for all ages.
BARAKA GALLERY -International folk art art: Taureg jewelry from the African Sahara, plus artifacts and textiles from around the world
BAREFOOT IN BOOKLAND Make South American Maracas. Buy children's books with tales from around the world: Eco-titles, Spanish & Bilngual. Puppets & Board Games.
BAY AREA ALTERNATIVE PRESS offers volunteer opportunities to publish independent media & Training in Printing & Graphic Design. See BAAP's magazines, literature & sample projects.
BEE HAPPY SOLUTIONS See a live hive behind plexiglass. Free honey tasting. Local raw honey, beeswax candles, propolis and pollen for sale.
BUBBLE DELIGHT Have fun and experiment with a variety of homemade bubble wands.
BUTTERFLY CRAFTS - Make Butterfly crafts projects & bee condos. Book,"Butterfly PaperCrafts - 21 Indoor Projects for Outdoor learning", on sale by authoress.
DANIEL's MUSIC MAKERS - African gourds, kalimbas, rattles, clangers.
DOZO the CLOWN Balloon twisting."Entertaining children & the child within". Many shapes - including animals, wands, mermaids, superheroes & floating balls in balloons.
ESTILO CLOTHING offers designs that celebratemusic & culture screen printing onto clothing for men, women & children as well as metter printed for the home.
FUZZY DYES - Colorful tie dyes for kids and adults, all hand ties, a variety of styles: tee shirts, dresses, socks & more.
GIFTS OF HIMALAYA - Arts & Crafts and Jewelry from Nepal
GIFTS OF TARA - Handmade Tibetan Arts & Crafts, Tapestries, earrings & more. Store at 2490 Telegraph Ave in Berkeley
HIRAL HENNA - Treat yourself to beautiful henna body art. Choose an Indian, Arabic, Moroccan or modern motif. 100% natural Mehndi powder, lemon & essential oils.
JADEERA: Pashmina Shawls and items from world travels.
KENYAN SAFARI DESIGNS - Arts & Crafts from East Africa: hats, salad sets, small animal carvings, jewelry
KPFA RADIO 94.1 FM is the first public radio station in this country! It's offered listener free speech radio since 1949. Services include KPFA Apprenticeship Program.
LIBRARY ON WHEELS Berkeley Public Library offers mobile hotspot for wifi, get your library card & check our books, movies & eBook downloads on the go! 2-4 pm
MUSA's AFRICAN IMPORTS - Masks, sculptures, trade beads & drums (West Africa & Zaire)..
PINTURA FRESCA - Chalk drawing on the Basketball Court led by Erick Morales. For sign painting, murals & communty art projects contact Erick: 510-820-9515.
COSAS - COMMITTEE FOR SOUTH AFRICAN SOLIDARITY A volunteer orgaizaition formed to tell the true story of conditions in South Africa. Delivers aid & supplies to So African schools & communties. 1837 Alcatraz Ave, Berkeley.
THE POLLINATOR POSSE works to improve the population of native pollinators. See live insects in cages. Posse T-shirts w/ $10 or more donation.
TIBET HORIZON - Himalayan Jewelry, Tibetan refugee handicrafts, Prayer Flags, Indian Tapestries, Incense, Dresses, Religious Items. Store at 3966 Piedmont in Oakland
TSURO COLLECTION by Julia Chigamba - From Zimbabwe: Mbira, which is the National Instrument of Zimbabwe, + Clothing, Dolls, Earrings & more
UNA EAST BAY CENTER - Educational chapter of United Nations -USA. Free Handouts.
+For sale: UNICEF cards, UN souvenirs, fair trade gifts & music makers -Peru/Indonesia
VERY FAIRY EVENTS - Face painting, glitter, body art. Fun art for kids and all ages. //...Wear your inner magic on the outside!
WOMEN's ART COLLECTIVE: Meet the artists. Face painting, body art by Tammy Arits. Cards & Fine arts . A Childrens Book "Deleting Files" with authoress Evetta Franklin