Come See Us Dance in 2019!

We love an audience! Come see us perform throughout May and June (and beyond). Check back here for the most current information, or sign-up for our mailing list by sending an email to berkmorris-friends+subscribe@googlegroups.com, or follow us on Facebook.

Our 2019 schedule:

Sunday, August 4, 2019
Private 40th Anniversary Wedding Party
Yes, Berkeley Morris takes paid gigs! Contact us, we'll work something out!
Sunday, September 8, 2019
Solano Stroll
We are pleased to once again be part of the Solano Stroll, the signature street fair of Albany and North Berkeley.
We'll be performing near the intersection of Solano and Carmel, near Gordo's Taqueria.
  • First set 12:00 noon
  • Second set 2:00
  • Final set 4:00

Past events. Did you miss us at these? Maybe we'll see you next year!

Thursday, July 4, 2019
The Fourth of July Parade in Alameda
Starting at 10:00am Step back in time in the quaint little island that is Alameda, and thrill to the music and stepping of Berkeley Morris as we escort our magnificent float through the entire three and a half miles of the parade.
Friday, June 21, 2019
Summer Solstice
7:00pm-8:30pm Tonight we'll be marking the longest day of the year by dancing at sunset near the Land's End at Ocean Beach. We're at the overlook at Sutro Heights Park, overlooking the Cliff House.
Saturday, June 15, 2019
Black and White Tour

noon - 4:00 Join morris dancers from teams around the Bay Area as they shed their typical team kit for simple (though certainly not boring!...) Black and White and perform a variety of dances. All performances in Golden Gate Park, in front of the Conservatory of Flowers.

Tea breaks in between sets and a pub stop afterwards!

Saturday, June 8, 2019
Berkeley Morris is at the SFFF this year. Come try a morris dance. We'll demo a couple of dances then teach a traditional morris dance. The dances are fun, energetic, and involve clashing sticks.
Sunday, June 2, 2019
A street fair in Berkeley, we're on the actual bill!
  • 10:30-11:00 We'll warm up for the festival by dancing at Berkeley BART station
  • 12:00-12:30 Dancing for the festival at Telegraph and Haste.
  • 2:00-2:30 After-dancing at Espresso Roma, at College and Ashby
Saturday or Sunday, May 25-26, 2019
Northwest Folklife Festival
We have a contingent travelling north to make our presence felt at the Northwest Folklife Festival in Seattle
  • noon-1:00 The Armory, Seattle Center
  • 4:00-5:00 McCaw Promenade
Other stops TBD
Saturday, May 18, 2019
San Francisco Embarcadero Tour
We journey across the waters to Baghdad-by-the-Bay, Fog City, Giants Country, for a day of dancing on the waterfront around the Ferry Building.
  • 12:15-12:45 Rincon Park
  • 1:15-1:45 Pier 7
  • 2:00-2:45 Pier 15/17, The Exploratorium
Sunday, May 12, 2019
Ardenwood Farms
A working period farm showcasing life in the area from a hundred years ago, what better place to take our even more ancient (yet always new) ritual dance form? Multiple teams are dancing at Ardenwood today and Berkeley Morris will be there! Along with Goat Hill Morris, Deer Creek Morris, and even Kitchen Sink Molly.
  • 12:00-1:00 Jingle, jingle, jingle, clack...
  • 2:00-3:00 ...jingle, jingle, clack, jingle.
Sunday, May 5, 2019
Berkeley Parks Tour
Shaking legs and jingling bells all over Tilden today
  • 10:00-10:30 our first dance of the day at the UC Berkeley Botanical Garden
  • 11:30-12:30 Tilden Park Nature Center/Little Farm—ribbons around the May Pole for all...
  • 2:30-ish and we close out the day dancing at Gilman and Curtis, under the BART tracks, near Westbrae Biergarten
Specific stops during the day TBD
Saturday, May 4, 2019
East Bay Waldorf School
The children need some Morris dancing for their Spring Fair, and there we'll be.
Friday, May 3, 2019
Julia's kid's school!
A private event at a local school
Wednesday, May 1, 2019
May Day!
Inspiration Point, Tilden Park, Berkeley CA
Following a tradition that is as old as time itself, or at least as old as Bob's memory, which is close enough as not to matter, we will begin our regular season by dancing the sun up at Inspiration Point, Tilden Regional Park, Berkeley. We gather at Inspiration Point at 5am and begin dancing around 5:30. Sunrise happens at 6:13am, and we will dance until around 6:30. Dress warmly!

If you can't join us for sunrise, please do catch up with us as we dance throughout the day.
  • 5:00-6:45 Inspiration Point, sunrise! The Abbot's Bromley is expected to commence at 5:20 or thereabouts. Sunrise is officially at 6:13.
  • 10:00-ish Solano Ave at Colusa (across the street from Peet's and iScream)
  • 11:00-ish UC Berkeley's North Gate (Hearst & Euclid)
  • 12:00-ish Upper Sproul Plaza, Berkeley campus (a short walk from the previous stop)
The weekend of April 5-7, 2019
This year Berkeley Morris is hosting the 2019 California Morris Ale.

If you're a Morris dancer, we hope you're already registered!

Here's the schedule of the public dancing that day:
  • 10:10-11:10 Tiburon Town Center, near fountain
  • 10:15-11:20 Fort Baker, pier
  • 11:45-1:45 Sausalito, Gabrielson Park
  • 2:20-3:20 Fort Baker, pier
  • 2:25-3:20 Mill Valley, Plaza
  • 3:55-4:50 Tiburon Town Center, near fountain
  • 3:55-4:55 Mill Valley, Plaza
Saturday, December 15, 2018
The Great Dickens Christmas Fair
And continuing another tradition, we'll be performing at The Great Dickens Christmas Fair. Look for us on the Silk Road stage and at Fezziwigs. Happy Christmas!
  • 12:30 the Silk Road stage
  • 1:30 Fezziwig's Warehouse
  • Saturday, September 15, 2018
    Oregon Shakespeare Festival
    Again this year we're returning to Ashland to reprise our memorable performance at the Green Show during the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.