San Francisco Bay Flyway Festival • February 9 - 11, 2018 • Mare Island, Vallejo

The 22nd annual San Francisco Bay Flyway Festival is a celebration of the migration through San Francisco Bay of more than 1 million shorebirds and hundreds of thousands of ducks, geese, hawks and other wildlife at the peak of migration.

The festival features 3 days of guided and self-guided bird-watching outings in the 5 county "north shore" of San Francisco Bay, a Wildlife Expo Hall with live presentations & booths full of artisans, non profits and governmental agencies, the annual "Bay Area Wetlands to Ridgetops" Art Show, Silent Auction, kids activities, and lots of local and regional venues open for tours on Mare Island and beyond. Rain will not cancel the event.

Dates: February 9 - 11, 2018
Venue: Mare Island, Vallejo, CA

The festival is organized by the Mare Island Shoreline Heritage Preserve, a non-profit organization.

San Pablo Bay Walking Trail Self-Guided Walk

Friday, Saturday, Sunday | 8 am to 6 pm
Explore the wetland and bay habitats of Mare Island on a self-guided wildlife viewing trail.
Directions: From Building 221, turn north on Walnut Ave., then left on A St. if walking to the trailhead. If driving, park in the gravel parking lot at the end of A St. Entrance on Azuar Dr. at A St.

Mare Island Shoreline Heritage Preserve Self-guided Walk

Friday, Saturday, Sunday | 9 am to 6 pm
Walk or bike at your own pace as far as you like on the 1.3 mile paved road with 14 points of interest along the route to the hilltop scenic vista an beyond. Stop at the Mare Island Naval Cemetery. The Visitor Center is open. Dogs are allowed on leash.
Directions: From the Mare Island entrance at Tennessee and Mare Island Way , continue to Azuar Dr. Turn left 2.5 miles. Continue beyond gate to Visitor Center. From Marin or Napa take the Mare Island exit off of Hwy 37 and follow Walnut Ave. south to stop sign at “G” St. Turn right one block to Azuar Dr. Follow directions above. From the Festival headquarters continue south on Walnut Ave. Turn right on Kansas St one block to Azuar Dr. Turn left approx. 2 miles.

Tour of the Mare Island Museum

Friday 10 am to 2 pm | Saturday 10 am to 4 pm
Directions: The Museum is located in Building 46. Entrance across from Alden Park at 8th St. and Railroad Ave. Donation: $4 per person.

Volunteer Orientation

Would like to get a little more involved? The Mare Island Shoreline Heritage Preserve has lots of volunteer opportunities, and would love for you to be a part of one of the great events for Vallejo and the region! Must be at least 14 years old to volunteer (under 18 must have parental consent).

Date: Friday, January 19, 2018
Time: 6 pm - 8 pm
Venue: Mare Island Shoreline Heritage Preserve, Vallejo | 167 O'Hara Court @ Azuar Dr, Mare Island, 94592
There will be snacks, too!

For more information, you can contact Sarah at or call 707-241-4285. Thank you!