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 Information:

Prepaid parking passes are available through Eventbrite for $10. 

Parking passes are available for purchase onsite for $20.

Shuttles run every 2O minutes but if you prefer to walk from parking to the venue there is a pedestrian path and way finding.

Parking is FREE on Fridays.

Ferry Information:

Saturdays and Sundays only:

Shuttle pick up from the Vallejo Ferry Terminal at 11:20 am and 12:20 pm with drop off at the Maker Faire Gates.

Return is even easier Ferry all the way. Ferry departs Mare Island at 3:20 pm

The only return option is the Ferry departing Mare Island at 3:20pm. We will not have return shuttles going back to the Vallejo Ferry Terminal. 

Click HERE to check the Ferry Route!

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

Discover an array of delectable local food and drink trucks ready to tantalize your taste buds at this year’s Maker Faire Bay Area. 
Available Friday through Sunday!

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.

For more info please  review our FAQ’s.

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.

Do Not Miss out on Early Bird Tickets to Maker Faire Bay Area!