Fireworks above the Berkeley Marina. Photo: TheRealMichaelMoore

We know that there are all sorts of Fourth of July celebrations in our city: neighborhood parades, backyard barbeques, the big city festival at the Marina. We’d like you to collaborate with us to capture some of the Independence Day essence in Berkeley.

Here’s some of what you can do:

  1. If you’re tweeting about your Berkeley Fourth, use the hashtag #berkeley4th.
  2. Post to our Facebook page about your Berkeley Fourth.
  3. Upload a video to YouTube and tell us about it in the comments below.
  4. Post photos of your Berkeley Fourth on our Flickr pool, or you can post photos in the comments below, or email them to us.
  5. Write something about your Berkeley Fourth on your blog and tell us about it.
  6. You can also tell us about your Fourth in the comments below.
  7. Send us photos using the Berkeleyside iPhone app.

We’ll take as many of your tweets, photos and stories as we can and put them together on Tuesday for what we hope will be a truly inclusive picture of the day in Berkeley. The more the merrier.

Lance Knobel

Lance Knobel (co-founder) has been a journalist for nearly 40 years. Much of his career was in business journalism. He was editor-in-chief of both Management Today, the leading business magazine in Britain,...

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  1. A Berkeley 4th of July is freezing your ass off sitting on the rocks at the marina watching the soft glow of fireworks going off in the fog above your head.  Then walking two miles back to your car because you parked above San Pablo.

    Fortunately this year may be better .. the weather is grand.

  2. For more info about free dragon boat races at the Berkeley July 4th celebration on the Marina, correct website:

  3. I am happy to learn there is someone besides me in Berkeley who doesn’t like fireworks.  I stay home, close the windows and doors hoping no one on my block set them off.

  4. I love these suggestions.  I like it that berkeleyside is making these suggestions on the same day that B-side announced they are taking a bit more active direction of the comments community.  On the same day you gently tighten your comments standards, you invite folks to create ever richer community on Facebook, using twitter and even sharing their personal blogs.  

    Thank you for this shift. I consider these changes to be a warm, positive intention and invitation to co-create some great community through the portal of berkeleyside. Thanks. Really.