Now thru August – Live Music on the Angel Island Cantina Deck!
Don’t miss the most happening place in the Bay Area this summer – the Angel Island Cantina’s deck! The Cantina has a line-up of some of the Bay Area’s most dynamic music groups, with styles ranging from blue grass to regae. Hop on a ferry from San Francisco or Tiburon, and enjoy live music on Angel Island! Visit AngelIsland.com for the full schedule of bands and performers.
Now 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.
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! Enjoy 10 free activities for kids in Ayala Cove from 10am to 3pm, as we fish, plant and play our way through the day. If you have a bike or fishing pole bring it along! Explore the Maritime Museum’s ship the Alma and vessels from the Traditional Small Craft Association. Connect with the past as we commemorate 150 years of California State Parks! Most appropriate for kids 5-14 years old. 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.
August 23rd & 24th – Commemorating the 100 Year Anniversary of the Beginning of World War I
Living History Docents will be on hand at the Guard House, Chapel, and Grounds of Ft. McDowell (aka East Garrison) from 11am to 3pm (both days) to give a taste of what a soldier’s life was like and talk about Angel Island’s role in World War I. For information call (415) 435-5390 or email.
September 20th & 21st – Gateway to the Pacific
A Living History event depicting Angel Island and its role in the Spanish-American and Philippine-American Wars of 1899-1902. Featuring historic re-enactors interpreting the lives of soldiers and civilians of the time. Event historians will be on hand from 11:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. at Camp Reynolds to discuss details of the war, exhibit equipment, weapons, and demonstrate original hand-crank sewing machines and other home crafts of the era. 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.