Returning Oct. 13: The El Cerrito Free Folk Festival

The El Cerrito Free Folk Festival is more than just an opportunity for local musicians to perform. It also provides a chance for novice musicians—even those with no experience—to actively participate in the fun. In addition to the live concerts, the El Cerrito Free Folk Festival also hosts workshops for would-be singers, dancers, and even […]

Check Out What’s New at the El Cerrito Library

A few months ago, the El Cerrito Library launched a new schedule with open hours seven days a week. This allowed an even greater degree of access to its massive inventory, which contains more than 36,000 books, magazines, DVDs, and CDs. Although the collection has grown greatly since the library debuted more than 60 years […]

Take a Walk on the Wild Side at the Sulphur Creek Nature Center

Every person who walks on the earth has a responsibility to help preserve it, according to the people behind the Sulphur Creek Nature Center. They know that it's easier to get others on board with eco-friendly living when they're engaged with nature personally. That's why the Nature Center provides interactive experiences with wildlife. Sulphur Creek […]

Let Your Pup Run Off-Leash at Point Isabel Dog Park

Well-behaved pups can explore all 23 acres of Point Isabel Park off-leash, just as long as their human has them within sight and under voice control at all times. This breaks the mold of the traditional dog park, with a small fenced-in area overrun with fellow pooches. So bring Fido to Point Isabel Regional Shoreline […]

Head Outside for the Annual Hillside Festival From May 4-6

The Hillside Natural Area hosts some of the most stunning views in El Cerrito, so it's the perfect location for an outdoor celebration. Mark your calendar for the 5th Annual Hillside Festival from May 4th to May 6th. The weekend is packed full of free festivities that highlight the natural beauty of the great outdoors. […]

Explore 79 Acres of Flora and Fauna at the Hillside Natural Area

If you love Claremont Canyon but can't stand the crowds, El Cerrito's Hillside Natural Area is a nearby alternative that has yet to be discovered by the masses. This hidden gem is just as beautiful and boasts a labyrinth of snaking trails that you're welcome to explore with your pup in tow, if you like, […]

Gear Up for Thanksgiving at the Holiday Cooking Class on November 12th

If you've been tasked with taking on the family meal this year, don't panic. There are experts out there who can help you to prepare, like the chefs at The Local Butcher Shop in Berkeley. The shop hosts all kinds of cooking classes throughout the year, and on Sunday, November 12th, it's offering the Holiday […]