Blessing of the Animals & Free Family Concert

Sat, Oct 6 • 11:00 am

Front Lawn


Join First Church Berkeley for our annual, family-friendly Blessing of the Animals and free family concert on Saturday, October 6, 2018 at 11 am on the front lawn of the church.

The festivities will begin with a free performance of Camille Saint-Saëns’s “The Carnival of the Animals” with the First Church Festival Orchestra as part of our Resonance concert series.

At 11:30 am, we’ll have a short ceremony of blessing! Dogs, lizards, birds, teddy bears, turtles and other beloved pets are welcome (dogs on leashes and critters in carriers, please!)

Bring a picnic blanket and lunch for a morning of fun!

Everyone invited, regardless of pet ownership! Bring a photo of a beloved animal who has passed away or doesn’t like crowds.

2345 Channing Way, Berkeley CA

Derek Tam