Home Front Festival and Rosie Rally: August 12th, 2017


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Saturday August 12, 2017 - Richmond CA

Thousands will gather at the Rosie the Riveter/WWII Home Front National Historical Park for the 3rd annual Home Front Festival and Rosie Rally. Participants will dress as the iconic Rosie the Riveter, a character from a Westinghouse poster recruiting women into the war effort during WWII.  Join us as we defend (and break!) the Guinness World Record for "The Largest Gathering of People Dressed as a Rosie the Riveter.” This record now stands at 2,229 Rosies- Help us to honor real WWII "Rosies" and make history (again!)

The Home Front Festival, from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in Lucretia Edwards Park, will feature the USS Potomac, Franklin D. Roosevelt's famous yacht, docked adjacent to the festival site; an air craft cockpit display from the USS Hornet; the East Bay Regional Parks’ Mobile Ranger Unit; multiple fun, hands-on activities for children; a historical display from Angel Island; and information on Victory Gardens from the UC Master Gardeners’ program, as well as other exhibitors. Also on hand will be a 1940s bus from the Pacific Bus Museum along with military vehicles from the American Armory Museum, including a replica of General George S. Patton's Command Car. Food trucks will offer a variety of ethnic cuisines along with vendors selling Rosie-the-Riveter-themed items and 1940s-era products. Entertainment at the festival, coordinated by East Bay Center for the Performing Arts, will include a variety of musical styles from 1940s Big Band to solos, steel drums, and African dancers, as well as dance, spoken word and more. 

Rosie Rally What to wear

Rosie Rally- Craneway Pavilion, Ford Assembly Plant @ 10:00 AM

  • 1414 Harbour Way South, Richmond, CA 94804
    (Next door to the RORI NPS Visitor Center) 

Home Front Festival - Lucretia Edwards Park  @12:00 PM

  •  1500 Marina Way South, Richmond, CA



  • Attire Guidelines: Headscarf/ bandanna must cover the hair - NO Headbands NO Overalls pdfCLICK HERE for details, resources and FAQs.
  • Anyone dressed as "Rosie" can participate: Women, men, children, all are welcome! 
  • To be counted in the official World Record participants MUST dress as "Rosie"
  • Dogs on leashes are OK, we only ask that you clean up after your pet! 

Useful Links 

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Parking and Transportation

  • CLICK HERE for RORI Map and driving directions
  • Parking is available but limited. Public transportation and ride-sharing are strongly encouraged!
  • Secure valet bike-parking is available
  • Water-taxi service from San Francisco Pier 1.5 & Berkeley Marina to Richmond Marina Bay provided by Tidelines
  • Shuttle service from Richmond BART
  • Free Shuttle service will be available between Craneway Pavillion and the SS Red Oak Victory from 11:45 AM 
  • The Craneway Pavilion is indoors and wheelchair accessible
  • Local wheelchair rentals are available at Johnston Medical in Berkeley


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Rosie the Riveter Trust (ID # 94-3335350) — PO Box 71126, Richmond, CA 94807-1126 — (510) 507-2276