A Bridge to Bridge Napa River Challenge open to all ages and skill levels. Expect a perfect day out at the Vallejo Waterfront Weekend with after-race beer tents, chili cook-off, classic car show and evening entertainment. The water challenge promises to be a Bay Area annual. Don't have a Kayak or a canoe? we have one just for you! What a wonderful way to join the Bay Day celebration!

Glo Run

​​​Saturday and Sunday

We welcome you to sign-up for our Kornhole Tournament presented by Napa Smith Brewery in partnership with the Vallejo Waterfront Weekend and Spinal Care Injury Active Network on Saturday & Sunday, October 5th-6th, 2019. Spinal Cord Injury Active Network and North Bay Elite Kornhole will host this 2-day tournament offering singles, doubles, and 4-person crew teams in social, competitive, and advanced divisions. All ages are welcomed and encouraged to pre-register with all the proceeds benefiting SCI Active Network and other local charities. Cash or prizes will be awarded for each division.

Pre-Pay to Splash

Whaleboat Regatta

Hosted by GVRD and Loma Vista Farm 

San Francisco Bay Challenge

Saturday and Sunday

The Car Show is open to all makes, models and years of cars and trucks: Classics, Customs, Hot Rods, Muscle Cars, Rat Rods, etc.  Lots of activities for the whole family! Questions: 707-333-1751 or e-mail us at


Cars: 1931 and earlier, 1932-1940, 1941-1969, 1969-Present 
Trucks: 1940 and earlier, 1941-1964, 1965-Present 
Other Categories: (Top award only) Rat Rod . Low Rider, Special Interest, “Most Likely to Get a Ticket on The Way Home”


Hosted by VCUSD

Touch a Truck and Trades Fair

Departing Mare Island at: 1 p.m., 1:45 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 3:15 p.m., 4:45 p.m., 5:30 p.m.

Departing Vallejo at: 1:10 p.m., 1:55 p.m., 2:40 p.m., 3:25 p.m., 4:55 p.m., 5:40 p.m.

Mare Island Half Marathon, 10K & 5K


Chili Cookoff

Saturday and Sunday

The Kids Zone will include Laser Tag, a bounce house, pumpkin patch, petting zoo, face painting, snow cones and lots more!!  Open until 6pm on Saturday and 3 pm on Sunday.


3 Segway Ninebot S Smart Balancing Electric Transporters with Tour - Gerry Harding 
Six Flags Discovery Kingdom VIP Package - Norman Wilson 
$1500 Cash - Benson Yee
$1000 Victory Stores Shopping Spress - Herman B Florence Douglas Gift Basket - Marian Hopwood 


Hosted by Midsi Sanchez Foundation


Our Half Marathon course will take you along the historic naval yard on the east side of the island, to the highest point of Mare Island for beautiful views of the Bay, Mt. Diablo, and Mt. Tamalpais. It will then run you down by the Old Admiral housing and out to the Mare Island portion of the San Pablo Bay trail on the western side of the island. The 10K will take you by the Old Admiral housing and the San Pablo Bay Trail before heading to the finish. The 5K race will run by the Old Admiral housing before heading to the finish. All courses are still going through the approval process and some tweaks may be made, but the overall feel for the race should not alter too much. Parts of the run through the San Pablo Bay Trail are unpaved. Go to application for more information.

Splash Chair

Kids Zone

We are excited to present a very special Straits of Mare Island Ferry Tour on Saturday October 5th.  Local docents will be on board the Ferry’s to provide commentary on the historic aspects of Vallejo, Mare Island and the Strait’s while also giving you some behind the scenes stories of our exciting past.  There will be 6 tours, which are free to the public, beginning at 1:00pm and each will be 35 to 40 minutes long. You may embark either at the Mare Island Maintenance Facility or the Vallejo Ferry Terminal and enjoy a bird’s eye view of the Vallejo Waterfront Weekends Whaleboat Regatta and other festival activities. The tours will also connect with the Sol-Trans Guided Bus Tours of Downtown Vallejo, the Waterfront and Historic Mare Island!

      Your Passport to Downtown Vallejo and Mare Island

Please join Sol Trans and the Waterfront Festival on our all new free Hop on Hop off bus tour of Mare Island with live commentary. While honoring the past and our historic sites see the future of beautiful Mare Island  with stops at Vino Godfather, Savage & Cooke distillery Mare Island Brewery and the sound stage for “13 Reasons Why”. Each rider will be given a "passport" and those that get off the bus to visit the various stops along the route will have their passport stamped. Sites also include Museums, historic points of interest and the opportunity for wine tasting, but that is not all! The tours will run approximately every 20 minutes from 12 noon to 5pm on Saturday and 12 noon to 3pm on Sunday. Once the tour is completed your passport will entered into a drawing to win a gift basket with Vallejo Eatery certificates from a number of places where the elite meet to eat out in Vallejo!


Vortex Powered Paragliding is proud to participate in the Vallejo Waterfront Weekend opening ceremonies.  Our mission at Vortex Powered Paragliding is to offer a wide variety of Powered Paramotor training classes, instruction and tandem discovery flights on one of our powered paramotors.  Come watch the amazing powered paragliding show, also known as paramotoring or PPG, which is a form of ultralight aviation where the pilot wears a motor on their back (a paramotor) providing enough thrust to take off using a paraglider. It can be launched in still air, and on level ground, by the pilot alone — no assistance is required.  


Ferry Tour: Straits of Mare Island 


Hosted by Boyz Under the Hood

Lucky Ducky Derby

Bus Tour



The Vallejo City Unified School District presents the 2019 Vallejo Waterfront Weekend 5K Glo Run on October 5, 2019. The run starts with a ferry ride @ 6:30pm from the Vallejo Waterfront Terminal to the newly built Mare Island Terminal, then a point-to-point course around Vallejo’s historical naval base. Participants will finish the last mile running past the Mare Island Causeway Bridge with scenic views of the downtown and waterfront areas. 

Saturday and Sunday

A race team consists of 8 rowers. The race course is approximately 500 yards along the Vallejo Waterfront with one turn. Race fee is $200/team for one day, $250 for both days which includes the following for practices and race day: rowing instruction, the use of boats and equipment, a certified coxswain to steer the boat and a bowhook to be the eyes for the coxswain.

Powered Paragliders Airshow

Saturday and Sunday



The Vallejo Yacht Club will be hosting the Chili Cook off.  The event will involve participants from the community sharing their favorite chili recipes for judging.  Event will be held on Saturday, October 5th, and runs from 12pm to 3pm at the Vallejo Yacht Club, 485 Mare Island Way.  Taste all the chili’s to find your favorite for $10!  Interested in entering your chili?  Entry Fee: $25.00 Per Team - Register Early - Limited Space.  Set Up: 8:00 A.M. - Preparation: 9:00 A.M. to Noon.  Public Tasting: Noon to 3:00 P.M

Kornhole Tournament

Come dunk your favorite local celebrity with buckets of water at the Annual Dunk Chair!  Hosted by the Vallejo Rotary Club!   

Lucky Ducky Derby

Car Show and Car Rally

Come and experience a unique opportunity for Kid's of all ages to gaze up close all those exciting big trucks and heavy equipment you normally only see from afar. Georgia Street will be lined with the Giant Vehicles that do the heavy work, respond to emergencies and  transport people and goods. Alongside will be educational displays and hands on simulators by local apprenticeship training centers. A thrill for all ages