Press Releases

June 22, 2021                         DBA Celebrates PRIDE 2021 with colorful event ‘On The Plaza’!

June 13, 2021                         DBA Celebrates Re-Opening with LIVE Music ‘On The Plaza’ Along with A Full Calendar of Summer Events!

October 6, 2020 DBA Delivers LIVE music directly to district parklets with Music On Wheels Program
August 20, 2020 DOWNTOWN BERKELEY LAUNCHES SUMMER ONLINE ARTS FESTIVAL
July 22, 2020 DOWNTOWN BERKELEY LAUNCHES “DINE 3 TIMES” PROMOTION

April 6, 2020                           DDH & DBA LAUNCH “DOUBLE HELPING HANDS”  Supporting Local Restaurants AND Homeless Community during COVID-19 Crisis

December 28, 2020               DBA LAUNCHES ‘DELIGHTFUL DOORWAYS’ MURAL PROJECT WEBSITE 

November 10, 2020               CITY OF BERKELEY ANNOUNCES $25,000 COVID-19 BUSINESS DAMAGE MITIGATION FUND

August 20, 2019 CAL Football Kickoff Party on the Plaza 2019
July 10, 2019 Downtown Berkeley Sunday Streets 2019
June 17, 2019 Downtown Berkeley PRIDE on The Plaza
April 10, 2019 Downtown Berkeley Launches Bay Area-wide Walk To What’s Next Marketing Campaign
February 20, 2018

 

November 26, 2018

DBA Announces Signature Downtown Walking Brunch Tour

 

Downtown Berkeley to Unveil New Welcome Displays

October 31, 2018 Halloween Hootenanny in Downtown Berkeley
October 11, 2018 Downtown Berkeley BART Entrance & Plaza Opens Oct 18
June 4, 2018 BAMPFA Announces Free Summer Cinema Series: Dance, Dance, Dance—Dancing in the Streets
May 30, 2018 DBA and CORNERSTONE Announce CORNERFEST A Live Music Festival During Sunday Streets Berkeley
May 30, 2018 First Annual Downtown Berkeley Pet Parade
January 16, 2018 February Is Pizza Lovers Month in Downtown Berkeley
December 19, 2017 Downtown Berkeley Association (DBA) Announces Holiday Caroling in Downtown
October 31, 2017  Resident Artist Nigel Sussman Paints “Peace and Joy” Mural in Downtown Berkeley
October 31, 2017 DBA Celebrates Local Merchants with "Shop Local Day" Tuesday November 21st
April 27, 2017 The “Peace Train”  Coming to Berkeley’s Civic Center Park
February 24, 2017 DBA Hires New Director of Vitality
October 3, 2016 BAMPFA, Berkeley Rep, and DBA to Host Outdoor Screenings of Two Remaining Presidential Debates
June 1, 2016 Downtown Berkeley Business Improvement District Renewed for 10 Years
June 1, 2016 Downtown Berkeley is Open for Business during Center St. Garage Reconstruction
March 10, 2015 Downtown Berkeley hosts first "Meet Me Downtown Day"
December 3, 2015 Berkeley partners to launch Meet Me Downtown campaign
October 20, 2015 John Caner elected to International Downtown Association Board of Directors
June 11, 2015 Eats, Beats & Brews - Salsa Sundays block party kicks off on Sunday June 21st, noon-6pm in Downtown Berkeley
May 4, 2015 "Downtown Community Launches Positive Change Donation Box Pilot Program"
March 26, 2015 Downtown Berkeley Ambassador Fired for Assaulting Homeless Man - DBA Apologizes to the Berkeley Community
March 6, 2015 "Ursus Redivivus” Bear Sculpture Unveiling in Downtown Berkeley BART Plaza, Monday, March 9
February 5, 2015 First Ever Valentine's Day CupidCon Bar Crawl planned for Downtown Berkeley, February 14, 1-5pm
August 12, 2013 Endless Summer Cinema - Free outdoor movies on September 27 and October 4!
August 2, 2013 BERKELEY SPARK TO IGNITE CREATIVITY - Pre-Burning Man Event in Downtown Berkeley, 11am-9pm, Saturday August 10, 2013
May 29, 2013 IGNITE YOUR CREATIVITY AT BERKELEY SPARK - Downtown Berkeley, Saturday August 10, 2013
July 13, 2012 UC Botanical Garden & Downtown Berkeley Association to Unveil "Rose Pavilion" Art Installation
July 12, 2012 Downtown Berkeley Association Inaugurates New Musician's Corner in BART Plaza
April 3, 2012 The New Downtown Berkeley is launched April 3, 2012
April 3, 2012 The New Downtown Berkeley – Fast Facts
April 3, 2012 IT STARTS HERE – Taste, Create, Experience
June 29, 2011 PBID Vote Passes by Wide Margin