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HOME FRONT FESTIVAL - Coming Oct 3 - 5th







For Further Information Contact:


Michelle Itagaki, Home Front Festival Committee – 510-234-3512

Jacqueline McBride, City of Richmond –             510-307-8150



Home Front Festival in Richmond—the Countdown Begins



Richmond, Calif—Two weeks and counting to the first weekend in October: the 3rd, 4th, and 5th — and the place to be is Marina Bay, along Richmond’s beautiful waterfront. Featuring Free Admission to great non-stop music and eclectic entertainment on two stages headlining the legendary singing group, The Spinners, and Bay Area favorites, female vocal artist Goapele and the youth singing group Crunchy Frog. An exciting addition is Carnival rides for kids of all ages (open till 10 pm); also a Children’s Art Show and Kids' Play Activities; a Youth Talent Show; Street Theater; the YMCA 10/5K Walk & Run; and a colorful Vintage Auto Show.  Of course, there will be Local Food Specialties to suit everyone’s tastes, and other creative items for purchase.


A very significant part of the weekend is the USO Dance which kicks off the weekend- long festivities on Friday night at the beautifully restored historic Ford Point Building — with free admission for anyone with a military I.D. and/or uniform. Special Boat Tours and Exhibits of WWII Installations, and the Historic Trains Exhibit will run all weekend long; not to mention the emotional Home Front Workers’ Reunion, popularly known as “the Rosie Reunion” on Sunday.

Rosie the Riveter World War II Home Front National Park in Marina Bay symbolizes that Richmond, California was chosen by the National Park Service to tell the United States’ story about the impressive team work and subsequent national progress that resulted from its home front ship-building efforts by the “Rosies” during WWII. And the second annual Home Front Festival is a major way for Richmond to spread this message via three fun-filled, historically-rich and entertaining days along its beautiful, scenic and sun-dappled waterfront in Marina Bay.


It is important to note that the locations of this year’s Home Front Festival spans one block—from the 1400 block of Marina Way South near the temporary City Hall, to the 1400 block of Harbour Way South, inside the Ford Point Building.  This year’s Home Front Festival is presented in partnership by the Richmond Chamber of Commerce, the National Park Service and the City of Richmond. 


Please visit www.Homefrontfestival.com for the complete schedule of events and more details about the weekend-long Home Front Festival by-the-bay!