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2019 Rosie Rally Home Front Festival August 10th!
More information coming soon. Admission to the Rosie Rally Home Front Festival is completely free!
Don’t miss this year’s Rosie Rally Home Front Festival! Once again, on August 10th, we will gather to celebrate the legacy of Rosie the Riveter, an icon for women across the world. The festival takes place from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM, with a program of speeches and recognitions scheduled to begin shortly after 11 AM.
Immediately after the program, original Rosies will be available to take questions and share stories about their education, training, and work during World War II. Their groundbreaking efforts were hailed as critical to the war effort and to breakthroughs for women in the workplace.
This year’s festival highlights include historical WWII and park themed activities including welding demonstrations taught by the Northern California Carpenters Union, shipyard badge making, educational victory gardening; a Bay Trail history walk, a chance to board a real WWII Jeep, and an opportunity to visit Shipyard 3 and go aboard the Red Oak Victory ship to learn about ship construction.
Nature and park activities will include marine conservation demonstrations, the East Bay Regional Parks’ Nature Van with local reptiles, and the Golden Gate Parks/One Tam nature van. Other highlights include films at the National Park Visitor Center, Assemble Restaurant, and food trucks throughout the day. There will also be stage entertainment in a variety of 40’s musical styles provided by East Bay Center for the Performing Arts (more information below).
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.
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 10, 2019
LOCATION: Craneway Pavilion, 1414 Harbour Way S, Richmond, CA 94804
Don't miss supporting the Trust through Rally Day shopping at the Columbia Sportswear Company Employee Store!
Rally attendees can pick up a wristband and explore a terrific array of discounted outdoor and recreational gear on August 11th. 10% of all purchases made will go to support the Rosie the Riveter Trust.
Wristabnds will be handed out at the entrance to the Craneway. You can also pick up passes to shop later and still benefit the Trust; passes can be picked up at the Craneway Pavilion entrance, the Trust Table, and the Visitor Center.
Did you miss last year's Rosie Rally Home Front Festival? Check out these pictures!