Don’t miss this year’s Rosie Rally Home Front Festival! Once again, on August 11th, we will gather to celebrate the legacy of Rosie the Riveter, an icon for women across the world.
Join us for this free and family-friendly event for fun, festivities, great food, costume contests, dancing and more!
TIME: 11 am to 4 pm
DATE: August 11, 2018
LOCATION: Craneway Pavilion, 1414 Harbour Way S, Richmond, CA 94804
This year, instead of breaking the Guinness record, we encourage everyone to update Rosie or represent home front occupations in creative ways, or to come in traditional garb to join the largest Rosie celebration and festival yet! This year’s event will honor original WWII Rosies and home front workers and celebrate the ordinary people from many backgrounds, races and communities across the U.S. who stepped up to extraordinary challenges during WWII.
2018 Rosie Rally Home Front Festival will feature an exciting Costume Contest with 5 unique categories:
A grand prize Audience Favorite will be chosen from the winners of the contest categories above!
This event is a family celebration of the WWII Home Front effort, so we ask that you keep costumes G-rated and leave all battlefront paraphernalia (real or reproduction) at home.
Liz Etler will be joining us at 1:30 pm to give free swing dance lessons! Liz will be teaching the Lindy Hop along with other popular dance moves from the 1940's.
Karen Buchanan will be leading a history walk from the Craneway Pavilion to the Rosie the Riveter Memorial in the Marina Park and back. Join Karen for a short hike and the a chance to learn more about the history of the Home Front! The Home Front History Hike will start at 2:00 pm and will meet by the Eucalyptus Tree in front of the Visitor Center.
This year we have a great lineup of talented local and international artists! We will be joined by: Janet Austin, Howard Wiley, Joe Orrach, Artemio Posadas, Valerie Troutt, Mitch Butler, and Berkeley Bluegrass Trio.
Admission to the Rosie Rally Home Front Festival is completely free!
Check back soon for further details!