Sunday Streets event brings Bastille Day, pet parade to Downtown Berkeley

Amanda Ramirez/Senior Staff

Sunday Streets is a part of the international Open Streets Project, which aims to shut down high-traffic areas for the enjoyment of the public. Berkeley’s street festivities included a family Bastille Day celebration, the second annual Downtown Berkeley Pet Parade, and Cornerfest, an outdoor music concert hosted by Cornerstone Craft Beer & Live Music.
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A walk through the open streets: Berkeley’s 6th annual Sunday Streets festival

The beats of Brazilian street drummers filled the air, providing a rhythm for the hundreds of feet marching along some of Berkeley’s most iconic streets. While not necessarily crowded, the blocked-off areas were populated by laughing children playing cornhole or blowing bubbles, local election campaigners hoping to gain votes and people of all ages painting animal figurines.
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