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Thursday through Sunday
July 18 - 21, 2024

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Port Chicago Weekend

Port Chicago Weekend is a four-day festival held across various Bay Area cities, featuring music, art, food, education, and commemoration.

The weekend events align with and support Port Chicago Remembrance Day, aiming to educate and spotlight the national history of Port Chicago, California by raising awareness of its impact on World War II and our nation's civil rights.

Sponsored By

Platinum Sponsor


Kaiser Permanente




Gold Sponsors


The Veranda Shopping Center


Regional Parks Foundation


International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 302




Silver Sponsors


Outdoor Afro Colin Coffey





Bronze Sponsors


Carlyn Obringer Laura Nakamura


Sophie Hahn Shanelle Scales-Preston


Brookfield Properties





In-Kind Sponsors


City of Pittsburg, California   City of Concord, California

BARTable Parental African American Achievement Collaborative Team

Mare Island Company Hilton Concord

African American Museum & Library at Oakland Contra Costa County Bar Association + Contra Costa Justice For All

Mare Island Historic Park Foundation California Theatre

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Thursday, July 18, 2024

Justice in the Bay: Thurgood Marshall & The Bay Area's Role in Desegregation

Join us for an intimate reception to celebrate "Mr. Civil Rights" Thurgood Marshall and his monumental role in advancing racial equality and social justice in our nation.

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Friday, July 19, 2024

Mare Island Lecture & Tour: Absorbing the Shock of Port Chicago

Join Mare Island Historic Park Foundation for this free lecture/tour program to learn more about criticality of Port Chicago to the fight in the Pacific.

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Friday, July 19, 2024

Contra Costa County Bar Association Port Chicago Taskforce Workshop

Join the CCCBA Port Chicago Taskforce for a workshop to discuss efforts by descendants and community organizations to seek exoneration for the Port Chicago 50.

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Friday, July 19, 2024

Port Chicago 50 The Play

Immerse yourself in the gripping saga of "Port Chicago 50," a stirring tale of love for country, the pursuit of the American Dream, and the fight for equality and justice. Join us in honoring these inspiring American Heroes in a riveting theatrical performance.

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Saturday, July 20, 2024

80th Anniversary Commemoration

The 80th Anniversary Commemoration is an opportunity for friends, family, and others interested in the Port Chicago disaster and its aftermath to join in a day of remembrance.

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Saturday, July 20, 2024

Port Chicago Youth Gathering

A free educational youth workshop targeting ages 10 and older. All are welcome.

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Saturday, July 20, 2024

Marcus Shelby Orchestra Live

Join us at the iconic California Theater in Pittsburg, California, for an unforgettable night filled with smooth jazz melodies and soulful rhythms.

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Sunday, July 21, 2024

Port Chicago Weekend HarborFest

Celebrate the Port Chicago Sailors and the desegregation of the Navy at HarborFest! Enjoy delicious food, live music, and vibrant vendors along the Mare Island waterfront.

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PORT CHICAGO WEEKEND

Calendar of Events

18 JULY

Justice in the Bay: Thurgood Marshall & The Bay Area's Role in Desegregation

Join us for an educational reception to celebrate "Mr. Civil Rights" Thurgood Marshall.

19 JULY

Mare Island: Absorbing the Shock of Port Chicago

Join Mare Island Historic Park Foundation for this free lecture/tour program to learn more about criticality of Port Chicago to the fight in the Pacific.

19 JULY

Contra Costa Bar Association Port Chicago Taskforce Workshop

Join the Taskforce for a workshop to discuss efforts to exonerate the Port Chicago 50.

19 JULY

Pinots For Port Chicago

Raise a glass in tribute to the Port Chicago Sailors at this reception-style tasting.

19 JULY

Port Chicago 50 The Play

A stirring tale of love for country, the pursuit of the American Dream, and the fight for equality and justice.

20 JULY

National Park Service's 80th Anniversary Commemoration of the Port Chicago Disaster

The Commemoration is an opportunity for all to join in a day of remembrance.

20 JULY

Port Chicago Youth Gathering

A free educational youth workshop targeting ages 10 and older. All are welcome.

20 JULY

Marcus Shelby Orchestra Live

An unforgettable night filled with jazz melodies and soulful rhythms.

21 JULY

Port Chicago Weekend HarborFest

Enjoy delicious food, live music, and vibrant vendors along the Mare Island waterfront.

About Us

Port Chicago Alliance is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to uplifting the history of Port Chicago.