, 2022-09-01 18:42:17,
Vallejo Waterfront Weekend 2022 is set up to be twice as good as it has been in the past, and it’s not just because the event is expanding from one to two days.
Event co-chair Jon Riley doesn’t try to hide his excitement about what’s coming on Oct. 1 and 2.
“This is shaping up to be the best one ever,” Riley said. “First, we’re expanding to a two-day event that will go until 4 p.m. on Sunday and also because we’ve added a number of key events to make this year special.”
The Vallejo Waterfront Weekend is a festival celebrating the City of Vallejo, Historic Mare Island and Solano County. According to the event’s website “the goal is to showcase why we choose to live, work, and play in this vibrant community, while 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.”
Riley says the event has raised over $100,000 for local profits in the last six years.
Back at the event this year will be usual favorites like the whaleboat regatta, car show, martial arts tournament, kornhole tournament, community resource fair, Glo Run, Ducky Derby, Splash Chair, Kids Zone and Touch a Truck and Trades Fair, along with bus and ferry tours. There will also be live music acts like the Verismo Opera Performance.
New events have been added such as “Mare Island: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow” (sponsored by the Mare Island Co.) featuring a celebration of the storied past, present and future of Mare Island and Vallejo. All activities for this will be centered in the Historic Core of Mare Island.
There will be hot air balloons for for a panoramic view of Vallejo. This will take place on Saturday from 7 to 10 a.m..
Disc golf will also be represented, with Whirlwind Disc Golf teaming up with the Benejo Disc Golf Club, a partnership of the Benicia and Vallejo Clubs, and the Napa Disc Golf club to have a “Hydraulic Hyzer – Mare Island – Yardbird Classic.” The proceeds will be split between the VWW, whose proceeds support local nonprofits and the three clubs, which will fund improvements to the Benicia and Hanns Park Disc Golf Courses.
An 18-hole disc golf course will also be available on Mare Island with nine holes along the urban industrial area of the waterfront and Historic Core, while the back nine holes will be near Alden Park.
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