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General Information

The Mare Island Dock of Bay Festival is a memorable experience where attendees can explore the waterfront, promenade and historic coal sheds while listening to bands on the mainstage and the expanded promenade stage. While enjoying the music guests can take in the amazing views of the Vallejo Marina and the Napa River. Local and international cuisine via licensed gourmet food trucks, exclusive Mare Island Brewing Co. beers, and a selection of fine wines from Northern California will be available.

Festival Details

Name: 2nd Annual Mare Island Dock of Bay Festival
Date: Saturday, September 17th, 2022
Time: 2:00PM to 10:00PM

Doors: 1:30PM
Location: 850 Nimitz Ave, Vallejo, CA 94592
Price: GA $85 / VIP $175

Parking: Included with ticket purchase

Band Schedule

Doors at 1:30 PM
2:00 PM – 2:30 PM - Promenade Stage
Carlos Reyes
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM – Main Stage
3:30 PM – 4:00 PM - Promenade Stage
Miles Schon
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM – Main Stage
The Mother Hips
5:30 PM – 6:15 PM - Promenade Stage
6:15 PM - 7:45 PM – Main Stage
Eric Gales
7:45 PM – 8:30 PM - Promenade Stage
Lorin Rowan's Deep Blue Jam
8:30 PM - 10:00 PM – Main Stage
Karl Denson's Tiny Universe
Curfew 10:00 PM

Tickets and Wristbands

All Mare Island Dock of Bay Festival tickets are sold via the website. Do not purchase from any other third-party website, Facebook, or reseller. Only tickets purchased via the website will be accepted at the entrance to the festival. You will receive a digital ticket via email with a QR code embedded on the ticket. Each ticket is unique and tracked both with a ticket ID and Order ID. We will accept printed tickets as long as they are legible and the QR code can be scanned at the entrance to the festival. As a back-up you should have access to your digital ticket(s) that was emailed to you after your purchase. For extra convenience everyone who purchases a ticket from creates a user account the first time they purchase a ticket. This account makes it much faster to buy future tickets and also creates a “My Tickets” account that can be accessed from any web browser on any device, so even if you lose your ticket, or can’t find the email, you will have access to retrieve your ticket(s) via the “My Tickets” link on the homepage at

Once we scan your printed or digital ticket at the entrance it will check you in to the festival. If anyone tries to give or print multiple copies of their ticket it will show that someone already checked in using that ticket number. So be aware that these are one time use tickets and cannot be duplicated. This is another reason why you should not buy a Mare Island Dock of Bay Festival ticket from any 3rd party seller to protect yourself from fraud. Once your ticket is scanned you are checked-in we will do an Age Verification ID check and give a special single use wristband for all age verified attendees. Be sure to have a valid ID on hand if you plan to drink beer or wine in the festival.

General Admission Tickets

A general admission ticket is $85 and includes parking in the GA parking lots. There will be parking attendants starting from The Mare Island bridge and the 37 freeway to direct people to the GA festival parking. As the GA lots fill up attendants will put up cones and lot full signs and direct attendees to the next available lot. GA attendee’s will be directed by festival staff to the GA entrance that will have barricades along the front of the coal sheds to the festival entrance. GA attendee’s will be met by security and staff at the entrance. ID checks and AGE VERIFIED wristbands will be put on each guest that is over 21. All bags and purses will be searched and a list of acceptable items to carry in will be posted on the website and emailed to each guest who purchases a ticket. All areas of the festival will be open to GA attendees except the inside bathrooms and VIP lounge (inside the brewery, and in front of the brewery). There will be tables and chairs along the waterfront and in the Food Court area. This seating is shared seating and will have time limits, so everyone has a chance to eat, rest, and enjoy the view.

VIP Tickets

A VIP ticket includes personalized service as soon as a guest arrives. VIP ticket holders will be greeted by a Valet Parking attendant in the parking lot directly in front of the venue. Self parking is an option for VIP ticket holders that do not want to use the valet service. VIP attendees will enter through the main glass doors to the promenade. They will be greeted by security and staff. ID checks and AGE VERIFIED VIP wristbands will be put on each guest that is over 21. Every VIP guest will be directed to the VIP Lounge and have access to discounted beer and wine pricing, and exclusive outdoor tables for drinking & dining. They will also have access to the MIBC food truck and access to super clean indoor bathrooms.

Food Trucks

Best Food Truck Ever
Serving up the greatest hits from our ‘small business of the year’ award winning restaurant, heritage eats, the #bestfoodtruckever is the place where we’re sticking our craziest chefs to try out some new creations, too. The days of food trucks serving one type of food are over. If it’s bomb, we make it. This is the best food truck ever!
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Curry Up
As veterans of the Bay Area food scene for over 12 years, it's been our pleasure to bring our passion for amazing tasting food to numerous music festivals, weddings, and corporate events throughout the region. We take traditional Indian flavors and present them in a friendly, recognizable way. Think tikka masala burritos, sexy fries, and deconstructed samosas. While we certainly curry in a hurry, we always value the time we spend providing our guests with an incredible food experience.
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Adams Grubtruck
Starting as solely a mobile food truck in 2011, Adam's Grub Truck's foundation was built on the platform of making original jaw-dropping sandwiches with fun creative names that personified Adam's childhood. Following years of serving our delicious around the Bay Area we found a permanent home at Spark Social SF (601 Mission Bay Boulevard) in San Francisco, where our fans can find us seven days a week.
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Left Coast Kitchen BBQ
Delicious mouth watering barbecue with traditional side dishes including an original coleslaw with a creamy apple slaw dressing. The Left coast Kitchen has been serving customers in Solano County for many years and is currently located in Suisun City 5 days a week.
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Bonito Poke
We are dedicated to giving our customers the best Hawaiian poke experience by using only the highest quality ingredients the Bay Area has to offer -- from the rice, to the produce, right down to the fish. Our fish and seafood is caught from plentiful populations and is caught using only sustainable methods. The produce we use for all our bowls is all-organic and always fresh. Topped with our signature homemade aiolis, our authentic Hawaiian-style poke bowls will leave you asking for seconds!
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Family owned business specializing in authentic recipes passed down from generation to generation, while incorporating our own Cali twist. We are passionate about our culture and its traditional food originating from Merida, Yucatan. We are always experimenting so keep an eye out for our specials!

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Menu’s may change or be modified prior to the festival and two more food truck options coming soon (Seafood & Latin/Mexican).

Vendor Applications

The Mare Island Dock of Bay Festival will feature a Vendor Village inside one of the three coal sheds on the promenade. We have space for about 34 vendors and want to be sure we have a balanced offering for festival attendee's. In order to present the best mix of art, jewelry, crafts, antiques, clothing, sweets, services, and more, we are asking all interested vendors to fill out our online vendor application. The vendors that are selected by our review committee will be sent a vendor agreement and payment instructions. Booth fee's are $200 for a 10x10 and $250 for a 10x15. There will also be a $50 add-on fee if your booth requires electricity.
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Will there be access to ATM’s?

There are no ATM’s at the festival. Debit and Credit cards will be accepted by our food and beverage booths. Some arts and crafts vendors may require cash, so if you want to have cash on hand, please get it before you come onto the Island.

Is there a Lost and Found location?

In the GA Entrance closest to the promenade will be an information booth and a lost and found for any items that are retrieved or dropped off as lost. The lost and found will be staffed all day long during the festival and items will be held for up to 30 days after the festival is over. Email for any item you may have lost at the festival.

Health and Safety Information

Health & Safety of the Mare Island and Vallejo communities is a top priority for us. We are in close contact with local and state officials, working together to create the safest possible environment. Our festival team continues will monitor and learn from best practices as they are implemented across the events industry to provide the best and safest experience possible. We will support all pandemic related requirements and best practices at the time of the festival. We are hopeful that September will have most event venues operating close to normal. The Mare Island Dock of Bay Festival is an outdoor event along the waterfront and has a full capacity of 5000 attendees. We have capped our first year at 2500 to be sure safety can be enforced.

Will there be food at the festival?

The Mare Island Dock of Bay Festival is working with some of the best restaurants and food trucks the in the North SF Bay Area. A full list of food vendors will be published before the festival. Gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan options will be available as well as many international cuisines.

Can I leave the festival and return the same day?

There will be no in and out passes for this event given the location is on an island with no business services or stores nearby and all amenities are being offered inside the festival for food and drinks. We will also have a medical tent with sunscreen, bottled water, and plenty of shaded areas for anyone needing to get out of the sun. Special circumstances and emergencies will be dealt with on a case by case basis.

ADA Accessible

We are striving to make the Mare Island Dock of Bay Festival as ADA-friendly as possible, including handicap parking, and wheelchair-friendly walkways into the venue. This is a waterfront festival and some of the promenade has railroad tracks and uneven pavement. We have done our best to make it as safe as possible but as always please be aware of your environment when moving around inside the festival. There will be ADA Porta Potties for GA guests, and ADA approved inside bathrooms for VIP guests. For more information or special requests, please email

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