Home Front Festival by the Bay

If you’re interested in exploring Richmond as a possible place to live, this weekend would be a good time to do so. The Home Front Festival by the Bay is going on at the Rosie the Riveter Home Front/World War II National Historical Park at Marina Bay and other Richmond locations.

This national park on Richmond’s waterfront commemorates the brave women who welded, hammered and otherwise helped build ships during that war, and draws visitors from all over the country. The festival takes place Saturday and Sunday and has food, arts and crafts vendors, street theater, music and kid’s activities.

Also on Saturday are tours of the Red Oak Victory ship at Shipyard #3. On Sunday, there’s a 5k/10k run along the Bay Trail, which runs throughout Richmond on the water (and then into neighboring cities). For more information, check the Web site. There’s a lotta cool stuff going on in Richmond, as a reader commented on an earlier post of mine, and this is a good example.