Plein Air Paint Out
Wanna show off YOUR talent?
Deadline for applications is Oct 3
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.
Mare Island Half Marathon, 10K & 5K
Pre-Pay to Dunk
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.
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 6th, 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
Special Ferry to Mare Island!
Lucky Ducky Derby
Vallejo Glo Run
Saturday and Sunday
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!
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:
GVRD/Loma Vista Farm Kids Zone
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.
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!
San Francisco Bay Challenge
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!
Dunkas ex Machinas
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.