This fun annual event including a rally-for-Rosie, costumes, food, dancing and other activities in the spirit of the WWII Home Front. Dress in your Rosie the Riveter best!
The Home Front Festival is always a special occasion in Richmond where we join friends, neighbors and visitors to honor our city's unique role during World War II as a prolific ship building center. Home to the Kaiser Shipyards, Richmond grew from a population of around 20,000 to more than 100,000 during the war, attracting workers from all over the country. 747 war ships were built in Richmond during the war, more than anywhere else in the country.
As mostly men joined the overseas military, many women contributed to the home front war effort on the front lines of industry, including ship building. Hence the famous: Rosie the Riveter, now a symbol of Richmond's proud worker history.
WHEN: 11AM to 4PM, Saturday, August 10
Craneway Pavilion, 1414 Harbour Way South, Richmond, CA
History Hike: 2PM; Meet inside the Pavilion in front of the Richmond Museum table. Hike is about 2.5 miles, easy pace.
Check the Rosie the Riveter Trust