Founders Day Celebration 2023

September 14th -16th
Celebrate Mare Island's history through three days of storytelling, tours, and a family-friendly festival.

MIHPF Events

The Mare Island Historic Park Foundation is proud to host and share in a number of events during the year that help us fundraise and educate the public about the historic island. Learn more about the latest happenings below.

Open Mare Island Self-Guided Tour

June

 TBD

June 23, 2024

12p-2p

Join MIHPF and Mare Island CO for our second Open Mare Island, featuring self-guided walking/driving tours of historic Mare Island, Docents will be stationed at four locations to present the area and answer questions, including St. Peter's Chapel and the Naval Cemetery.

Speaker Series: USS Langley

July

 TBD

July 28, 2024

3p

Prepare for an exhilarating dive into naval history! Join us for our next Speaker Series event featuring Dr. Winkler, an esteemed educator at the Naval War College and author extraordinaire. In just one captivating hour, Dr. Winkler will unveil the riveting story of "America’s First Aircraft Carrier, USS Langley and the Dawn of U.S. Naval Aviation."

St Peter's Chapel Speaker Series: USS Langley, Dr. Winkler

Verismo Opera

August

 TBD

August 19, 2024

Experience the passion and drama of Verismo Opera at St. Peter's Chapel on 8/19/2024! Prepare to be swept away by emotive performances that capture the essence of human emotion. Don't miss this enchanting evening of operatic masterpieces in a truly stunning setting. Reserve your tickets now for an unforgettable night of musical brilliance.

Speaker Series: USS Saginaw”

September

 TBD

September 1, 2024

Mare Island Founders Day 2024

September

 TBD

September 15, 2024

1pm-4pm

Step back in time and join us for a blast from the past! Celebrate 170 years of Mare Island's history at our Founders Day extravaganza. On September 15th, from 1 pm to 4 pm, immerse yourself in family fun, live music, silent auctions, and more. Entry is free, with paid activities for all ages. Don't miss this nostalgic celebration! Remember to bring your own chair for a comfortable day of festivities!

Mare Island Founders Day Festival

Speaker Series: Telesforo Trinidad

September

 TBD

September 15, 2024

Open Mare Island Self-Guided Tour

September

 TBD

September 15, 2024

12p-2p

Join MIHPF and Mare Island CO for our second Open Mare Island, featuring self-guided walking/driving tours of historic Mare Island, Docents will be stationed at four locations to present the area and answer questions, including St. Peter's Chapel and the Naval Cemetery.

PedalFest: Lap of the Shipyard

September

 TBD

September 29, 2024

TBD

Get ready for an epic bike tour around the island!

PedalFest Lap of the Shipyard Mare Island

Waterfront Weekend

October

 TBD

October 5, 2024

Speaker Series: Haunted Mare Island

October

 TBD

October 27, 2024

3p

Prepare to unlock the chilling mysteries of Mare Island's past! Join us for our next Speaker Series event on October 27th at 3 pm, featuring Jeffrey Dwyer, Ph.D., a renowned paranormal investigator.

Speaker Series “USS Mariano G. Vallejo

November

 TBD

November 1, 2024

Open Mare Island Self-Guided Tour

November

 TBD

November 17, 2024

12p-2p

Join MIHPF and Mare Island CO for our second Open Mare Island, featuring self-guided walking/driving tours of historic Mare Island, Docents will be stationed at four locations to present the area and answer questions, including St. Peter's Chapel and the Naval Cemetery.

Holiday Concert Series (Multiple Dates)

December

 TBD

December 1, 2024

Contact Us

Questions or comments? Reach out to us and we'll respond promptly!

Mail to: P.O. BOX 4540, Vallejo, CA 94590
Visit St. Peter's Chapel: 1181 Walnut Ave, Vallejo, CA 94592
Visit Admirals Mansion: 1065 Walnut Ave, Vallejo, CA 94592
Visit Library: 1175 Nimitz, Suite 170, Vallejo, CA 94592
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