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Celebrate the Bay This Weekend in Vallejo and Redwood City

If you’re looking for a good way to enjoy a sunny, warm fall weekend on or near the water, Vallejo and Redwood City have just the right events. Both are celebrating their waterfront communities and have a full day of family fun planned both on and off the water.


The City of Vallejo is holding its 8th Annual Vallejo Waterfront Weekend, celebrating the City of Vallejo, the historic Mare Island Naval Shipyard, and Solano County.

Vallejo Waterfront Weekend poster
There’s so much to see and do in Vallejo this weekend.
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Activities include the Whaleboat Regatta (there have been whaleboat races in the Mare Island Straits since the 1970s), Kayak Tours and Rentals, Splash Chair, Disc Golf and Kornhole tournaments, Car Shine and Show, and many more activities and displays. Ten different bands will play across Saturday and Sunday, and you’ll even be able to ride a hot air balloon!

Check the guide for full details and the program of events.

In addition to providing a free, fun-filled event for the entire community, Vallejo Waterfront Weekend provides much more. It’s an opportunity for various nonprofits to showcase their organizations and raise much-needed funds. Net proceeds from this weekend are shared between the nonprofits that participate in putting on the festival and the Vallejo Waterfront Committee. In the last six years, the event has raised over $100,000 for local nonprofits.

Redwood City

At the south end of the Bay, the Port of Redwood City is hosting PortFest on Saturday, October 1, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. This free event welcomes the community to learn about Redwood City’s maritime heritage and to experience adventures on the Bay.

There’ll be fun for everyone, from boat rides to children’s activities, and plenty of music in between, plus various interactive and hands-on activities for all ages.
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This year’s activities include ​boat-ride harbor tours with the Marine Science Institute, free water tours aboard the Sea Scout and Mariner Girl Scouts’ vessels, kid zone, live music, food and drink booths, the Mid-Peninsula Old Time Auto Club Car Show, and much more!

PortFest is at 475 Seaport Ct., Redwood City.

Check the schedule of events for more details.

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