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2020 Peace Lantern Ceremony | Berkeley

Saturday, August 8, 2020 - 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Aquatic Park (Berkeley) | Bolivar Dr. and Addison St. Berkeley, CA


2020 Peace Lantern Ceremony | Berkeley

Decorate free candlelight peace lanterns to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima (Aug. 6, 1945) and Nagasaki (Aug. 9, 1945) at this Japanese-style peace event.

In Japan and around the world, people will gather in early August to float lanterns in remembrance of the victims of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, all victims of war, and all who have gone before us.

This moving and beautiful tradition provides a chance to reaffirm our commitment to building a better future.

Japanese Peace Lantern Ceremony
Saturday, August 8, 2020 | 6 pm to 9 pm
Aquatic Park (North end), Berkeley
FREE with RSVP (Donations are encouraged)

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Location & Parking

Given the high level of interest, we recommend parking significant distance away and taking transit to the park. For example, park at North Berkeley BART, Rockridge BART, or MacArthur BART, take BART to downtown Berkeley, take bus from there to the park. See 511.org for transit options: your destination is
Addison St. at E. Bolivar Drive, Berkeley 94710.

​Ride drop-off addresses:

Best: Sea Breeze Market, 598 University Ave., Berkeley, CA 94710 (use pedestrian overpass to reach the park)
or 2031 Second St., Berkeley, CA 94710 (less preferred because of heavy traffic)

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Disclaimer: Please double check event information with the event organizer as events can be canceled, details can change after they are added to our calendar, and errors do occur.


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Cost: FREE
Categories: **Annual Event**, *Top Pick*, Art & Museums, East Bay, History, Kids & Families, Lectures & Workshops, Live Music
Address: Bolivar Dr. and Addison St. Berkeley, CA

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