The Kids Zone will include Zorbs (hamster balls for people), a bounce house, pumpkin patch, petting zoo, face painting, snow cones and lots more!!  Open until 6pm on Saturday and 3 pm on Sunday.


The Lucky Ducky Derby is hosted by Vallejo Police Activities League and will be held on Sunday, October 7th, 2018 on the Vallejo Waterfront about 3:00 pm.  It only takes $5 per ticket, and there are only 6,000 tickets for purchase!

Tickets can be purchased at: 

  • First Bank- 116 Springstowne Center
  • Florance Douglas Center- 333 Amador Street
  • Greater Vallejo Recreation District- 395 Amador Street
  • Visit Vallejo- 289 Mare Island Way 


Vallejo Glo Run

Saturday and Sunday

Whaleboat Regatta


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.


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.

Plein Air Paint Out

Artists are invited to register and participate in the Plein Air Paint Out event taking place during the annual Vallejo Waterfront Weekend, October 6 and 7, 2018. Areas to paint include the Marina and Vallejo shoreline, Mare Island, and the historic Vallejo downtown. Artists will set up their easels and paint onsite, Saturday, October 6, and bring their completed works to the Marina green on Sunday, October 7, to be juried, displayed, and for sale to festival visitors. Four cash awards are offered, from $250 to $1000. The event is hosted by Arts Benicia and the Vallejo Community Arts Foundation in partnership with the Vallejo Waterfront Weekend. Registration deadline is Friday, September 14, 2018 at 5:00 pm.

Dunkas ex Machinas

GVRD/Loma Vista Farm Kids Zone


Wanna show off YOUR talent? 

Mare Island Half Marathon, 10K & 5K


The Robby Poblete Foundation is thrilled to present the 2018 Vallejo Waterfront Weekend 5K Glo Run on October 6, 2018. 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. The event also includes a post-race party with food and live entertainment in conjunction with the Vallejo Waterfront Weekend festivities. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Robby Poblete Foundation and its programs to reduce gun violence and increase opportunities through art and vocational skills programs.

Saturday and Sunday

Cars: 1931 and earlier, 1932-1940, 1941-1969, 1970-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”

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 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.

Karaoke Contest

Lucky Ducky Derby

Car Show

Your Passport to Downtown Vallejo and Mare Island

Please join Sol Trans and the Waterfront Festival on our free Hop on Hop off bus tour of Downtown Vallejo and Mare Island with live commentary. 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 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 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!

Chili Cookoff

Come dunk your favorite local celebrity with buckets of water at the Annual Dunk Chair!  Hosted by the St. Vincent St. Patrick Swim and Waterpolo teams, your fun is also helping the SVSP youth programs!   

Bus Tour