Way Finding

Maker Faire Bay Area

October 13-15 & 20-22, 2023

Get Here. Play Here. Stay Here.

Mare Island was the inaugural US Navy base on the Pacific Ocean. Situated just 25 miles northeast of  San Francisco in Vallejo, California, this iconic shipyard is uniquely bordered by the  Napa River. Immerse yourself in its rich heritage as the river flows through the Mare Island Strait.

Explore the hidden gem of Mare Island, a world nestled in the heart of the Bay Area with a vibrant industrial charm. 

October 13-15th and October 20-22nd, 2023

Parking with a shuttle service and ADA parking will be available on Mare Island for a fee. The ferry will also be running from the Vallejo waterfront. Ferry schedule coming soon!

Get 50% off parking by purchasing a pre-paid parking pass. Scroll to the bottom of the page to “Add-Ons” on Saturday and Sunday.  Free Parking on Fridays.

Getting to Maker Faire

Take Highway 101 to Highway 37 towards Vallejo.

Before the raised overpass, take the Mare Island/Walnut Avenue exit.

Take the I-80 freeway west toward Vallejo. Take exit 33B to merge onto Highway 37 west toward Novato/San Rafael.

Take the I-680 freeway over the Benicia Bridge to I-780 west. I-780 becomes Curtola Parkway.

Follow Curtola Parkway along the waterfront and past the marinas.

Turn left at Mare Island Causeway.


We have secured an assortment of hotel rooms in Vallejo for both weekends of Maker Faire Bay Area. Hotel rooms in these blocks are first come, first served, so book yours today!

Food and Beverage

A selection of local food and drinks will be available for purchase at Maker Faire.
More information coming soon…

Visit Vallejo

Discover the best activities and dining spots in Vallejo! From Six Flags Discovery Kingdom and The Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum to brewery visits, wine tasting, and local cuisine.

Mare Island at a Glance

Discover the vibrant transformation of Mare Island. Established in 1851, Mare Island became the first naval station on the west coast. After its closure in 1996, the community united to revitalize the island, resulting in a bustling hub of activity. Today, Mare Island boasts over 80 businesses, Touro University, a vibrant residential neighborhood, an 18-hole golf course, and more. Explore the captivating allure of Mare Island  where history meets innovation and community thrives.

Escape to an island of imagination + innovation as Maker Faire Bay Area returns for its 15th iteration!

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