April thru October – WWII Reenactors at Ft. McDowell
Volunteer WWII Reenactors in period attire share stories about Angel Island’s role in WWII, Saturdays from 11am-2:30pm, at the Chapel or Guard House (aka East Garrison Visitor Center). Take a free Ft. McDowell walking tour (when staff available). For information call (415) 435-5390 or email.
April 22nd – Earth Day
For over 40 years, Earth Day Network has been leading and supporting its vast international network in a myriad of programs and campaigns designed to honor Earth Day every year, on or around April 22. Visit Earth Day Network for information and registration.
May 4th & 11th – Wildflower Hike
Meet hike leader Jim at the Information Booth in Ayala Cove for a moderate 4 1/2 mile hike exploring the Island and wildflowers along the trail. Amazing flowers and beautiful views await! Meet at 10:30am – hike finishes at 2:30pm. Please be prepared for changing temperatures, wear appropriate footwear and bring water. For more information call (415) 789-1384 or email.
May 6th – 12th Annual Park Advocacy Day
Participating in Park Advocacy Day is a meaningful and fun way to show support for California’s state park system. As a park advocate, you will have the opportunity to join with park supporters from throughout the state to meet with lawmakers and urge them to make sure California’s state parks are open, protected and well maintained. For information or to register, visit California State Parks Foundation or call (916) 442-2119.
June 19th – Angels on the Water; a Summer Solstice Celebration
Stay tuned for a very special sunset cruise aboard the Angel Island Ferry, filled with spectacular views, fabulous wines, delicious bites, music, and a fantastic raffle.
June 21st & 22nd – Civil War Days
Come learn about the life and times of the common soldiers of the Civil War and their experiences while stationed at Camp Reynolds. See living history demonstrations, learn 19th Century military tactics, and gain an appreciation for the culture that helped to shape an era. The event is free to attend. For information call: (415) 435-5390 or email.
July 4th – Watch Fourth of July Fireworks from Angel Island!
Visitors are invited to Angel Island State Park to watch 4th of July Fireworks! Leave the crowds on the mainland and enjoy the fireworks from the bay’s best seats: Battery Ledyard. Special arrangement evening ferry tickets required.
July 11th & 12th – Children’s Outdoor Bill of Rights Day
Calling all children to come to Angel Island State Park and claim their right to explore, learn, play, discover, splash, and celebrate being a kid! FREE activities, games and more connecting kids with the outdoors and their outdoor bill of rights. Ayala Cove, 10am to 3pm. For information call (415) 789-1384 or email.
August 2nd & 3rd – Guarding the Gate at Camp Reynolds
Visit the soldiers and family members from the Civil War, the Spanish-American War, Philippine-American War, WWI, and WWII. Demonstrations on baking in the historic Bake House and cannon firings add to a day of stories and history come to life. This is a free event at Camp Reynolds, from 11am to 4pm. For information call (415) 435-5390 or email.
September 24th – Whole Foods Market 5% Day in Support of Angel Island
Angel Island Conservancy has been selected as the featured non-profit for Whole Foods Market Community Giving Day, otherwise known as “5% Day,” where five percent of that day’s net sales are donated to a local nonprofit or educational organization.
You can support the Conservancy by shopping at Whole Foods Market, Mill Valley – Miller Avenue location, from 8am – 8pm. Please be sure to share this with family, friends and co-workers. We appreciate your support and the generous support of Whole Foods Market!
September 27th – National Public Lands Day
NPLD is the nation’s largest hands-on volunteer effort to improve and enhance the public lands Americans enjoy. In 2011, 170,000 volunteers built trails and bridges, removed trash and invasive plants, planted trees and restored our water resources. Visit the National Public Lands Day site for helpful tips and resources on how to get involved or call 202-261-6478.
October 10th thru 13th – Fleet Week
Enjoy the celebration honoring the men and women of our nation’s armed forces with the best viewing spot in the Bay Area. Watch the Parade of Ships, feel the roar of the Blue Angels’ jet engines as they soar overhead. Visit the official Fleet Week site for the calendar of events. Don’t miss the excitement of Fleet Week, take in the action from Angel Island.
November 8th & 9th – “Holidays on the Home Front” at Fort McDowell
Join us at Angel Island’s Fort McDowell (aka East Garrison), from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. Learn how the Army helped soldiers and their families celebrate the holidays while stationed on the island during World War II. Visitors will have the opportunity to make 1940s style Christmas decorations to take home, and enjoy refreshments in the East Garrison Chapel and Guard House. Visit with re-enactors portraying World War II soldiers and civilians, write a holiday letter to our brave service men and women, or get your weekend pass typed up while you are here! The event is free and will happen rain or shine. For information call (415) 435-5390 or email.
December 4th – Angel Lights Countdown Event
Throughout the month of December, the “Angel Lights” shine from the top of Angel Island. Those lights may be “adopted” in turn providing support for the work of Angel Island Conservancy. For information call (415) 435-3972 or email.