Goals and Mission

The Vallejo Waterfront Weekend is a two-day festival celebrating the City of Vallejo, Historic Mare Island and Solano County. Our goal is to showcase why we choose to live, work, and play in this vibrant community.

The goal of the steering committee is to ensure that attendees (residents and visitors alike) enjoy the weekend, participate in its growth and look forward to its return each year.

In addition to providing a free, fun-filled event for the entire community, Vallejo Waterfront Weekend provides much more. The mission of the event committee is to unite the community while also providing various non-profits a venue to showcase their organizations and raise much needed funds. Net proceeds from this weekend are shared between the non-profits that participate in putting on the festival and the Vallejo Waterfront Committee. In our first three years, we have been able to donate over $50,000 to the rehabilitation of the Mira Community Cultural Center and with the addition of the volunteer labor and project coordination from Rebuilding Together Solano County that total is much higher.

This year we are expanding our list of beneficiaries to include 8 non-profit organizations to be able to help as many as possible, as well as promoting participation in the event. They are:

Genesis House, McCune Art & Book Collection, Leadership Vallejo, and Shakespeare in the Park who will receive “as close to the full amount they requested.”

Another four nonprofits will receive even amounts distributed from the remaining proceeds from the weekend event: The California Maritime Academy, Robby Poblete Foundation, Friends of Loma Vista Farms, and the Capital Street Stairs Project.