Vallejo Waterfront Weekend


Vallejo Waterfront Weekend

I’m Ed Smith, a Vallejo personal injury lawyer. For Vallejo Residents, October 7 marks a special day, the beginning of Vallejo’s annual Waterfront Festival. The festival will take place over the weekend of Oct 7 and 8 along Vallejo’s historic waterfront, offering residents and visitors a myriad of activities, food, and music as well as a chance to benefit and familiarize themselves with local non-profit organizations.

A New Tradition

The 2017 Vallejo Waterfront Festival will be the fourth of its kind. Local organizers hope that the continuing festival will become a premier event that locals look forward to as a part of the city’s culture and believe this year’s festival will bring them closer to that goal by being bigger and more fun than ever before.

Benefitting the Community

The festival has been a community-based event since its founding and has raised money over the last three years in order to renovate Vallejo’s Bay Terrace Theatre at the Mira Community Cultural Center. However, this year, the event has extended its fund raising to eight other local nonprofits including: Vallejo Community Arts Foundation’s Project on Capitol Street Stairs, Friends of Loma Vista Farms, Leadership Vallejo, California Maritime Academy Boating Safety, Shakespeare in the Park, The Robby Poblete Foundation, The McCune Foundation, and Genesis House.

Nonprofits Speak

Henry Beecher, a member of the McCune Foundation, which offers the public access to a large collection of rare books at Vallejo’s JFK library, said that he is excited to be one of the event’s benefactors and that funds from the event will help the McCune foundation to ensure that their collection is preserved for public use.

Sarah Nichols, who spoke for the Capitol Stairs project, said that members of the project are looking forward to participating in the festival and that the support of the community is “the magic that will make (the Capitol Stairs project) happen.”

Dalia Vidor, the producer of the local Shakespeare in the Park group told reporters that if they didn’t have the support of community events and organizations like the Vallejo Waterfront Weekend, they would be unable to bring professional-level live theater to the community every summer.

Festival Events

In addition to booths hosted by over 25 local non-profit groups, the Vallejo Waterfront Festival will include fun activities such as car shows, a chili cooking competition, a beer garden featuring local brews, a Kid Zone hosted by the Greater Vallejo Recreation District, a dunk tank, a triathlon, a glow run, guided tours of Mare Island and the Waterfront, and music from popular cover bands of The Rolling Stones and The Beatles.

Event organizers have stated that they are going all out on entertainment this year in order to get locals to come down to the waterfront and support their community. Those looking to attend or learn more about the event can visit the event’s website.

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