• 10th ANNUAL MAD HATTER
    HOLIDAY FESTIVAL

    Historic Downtown Vallejo

    Saturday, December 7, 2019

     

     

    MAIN DOWNTOWN VALLEJO ACTIVITIES

    Wonderland Festival Activities -- including dancing horses, craft & food vendors & children's rides -- begins at 2 p.m. in Unity Plaza @ JFK Library
    Mad Hatter Parade starts at 4:30 p.m. (Georgia St and Sonoma Blvd)
    Tree Lighting Ceremony starts at 6 p.m. @ JFK Library
    Lighted Boat Parade starts at 6:30 p.m.

     

    Find us on Facebook: http://facebook.com/MadHatterHolidayVallejo

     

     

    VIDEO of 2017 MAD HATTER HOLIDAY FESTIVAL

    VIDEO of 2012 MAD HATTER HOLIDAY FESTIVAL

    YouTube video produced by WhatSF, a weekly television program in
    San Francisco, has a growing viewership of over 100,000:

  • MAD HATTER MAP

    9th Annual Mad Hatter Holiday Festival

    Historic Downtown Vallejo

    Saturday, December 1, 2-8pm

    Historic Downtown Vallejo

    Sunday, December 9, 2018

  • Come celebrate the 10th Annual Mad Hatter Holiday Festival on Saturday, December 7th!!

    Have a Mad Hatter Parade or Tea Party at Your Fair, Event or in Your City or Town!

  • GRAND VICTORIAN HOMES TOUR

    Saturday, December 15, 2019

    At our upcoming 10th Annual Grand Homes Tour in the architectural historic district of Vallejo, enjoy an ole fashion holiday time through the Victorian era and experience a tradition enjoyed by generations of families during the holidays.

     

    The Tour this year dates back to the late 1800s from Vallejo’s most distinguished Italianate structure in the Architectural Historic District built in 1868, a rare Georgian style mansion and a classic New England Style Farmhouse. Also featured are a Folk Victorian home, a creatively enlarged Classic Cottage with distinct craftsmen outer details, and a California bungalow that was recreated and designed as Vallejo’s Artist Home. There will be a rare viewing of an elegant grand hall that once hosted the jazz greats of the 40s and 50s.

     

    From the festive Reception to the After-Party at one of the Officers mansions on Mare Island, currently Vino Godfather Winery, it is a wonderful way to celebrate a Victorian holiday. The 2-5pm Reception for the Tour will be hosted at the historic building that was once Vallejo's City Hall built in 1927 and designed by architect Charles Perry. It is now the Vallejo Naval & Historical Museum. The Museum's exhibits of the history of Vallejo will be open during the reception.

     

    $35 Ticket includes:

    * Reception: 2-5pm with live entertainment, food, wine, coffee & Tour Guide & Map provided.

    * Self-Guided Tours: 3-7pm

    * After-Party: 6-9pm (though last year actually went beyond 10pm)

     

    For more information or questions, call the Mad Hatter Holiday Festival Information Line @ (844) 344-8793, or Michael Bauman @ (925) 451-7682.

    Tickets also available at:

    Vallejo Naval & Historical Museum
    734 Marin Street
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    Visit Vallejo

    289 Mare Island Way
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    Pieced on Earth
    615 Florida Street

    One of the Homes on the 2018 Grand Homes Tour.

    Fine Art & Architecture Come Together in Vallejo Neighborhoods

  • MAD HATTER 2018 EVENTS

    9th Annual Mad Hatter Holiday Festival – Sat. Dec. 1

     

    9th Annual Grand Victorian Homes Tour of Vallejo – Sun. Dec. 9

     

    July 4 Celebration at the Vallejo Waterfront with Artisan Craft Beer Garden, Maritime Dog Parade, Children's Rides, Cultural Performances & the Kiteman of Martinez – Wednesday, July 4

     

  • 6th ANNUAL MAD HATTER

    JULY 4 CELEBRATION

    Vallejo Waterfront, 295 Mare Island Way

    Thursday, July 4, 2019

     

    ALL-DAY WATERFRONT ACTIVITIES

     

    Artisan Craft Beer & Wine Garden

    Live Music & Cultural Performances

    Giant Kites

    Annual Dog Parades

    Adult & Children's Rides & Interactive Activities

    Classic Cars

    Parade Floats

     

     

    Find us on Facebook: http://facebook.com/MadHatterHolidayVallejo

     

     

     

     

    July 4th Celebration, Dog Parade & Fireworks 2019: Vallejo

    By Susan C. Schena

    City of Vallejo's Mad Hatter's July 4th Waterfront Celebration

    Thursday, July 4, 2019 - 11 a.m. to Fireworks

    Vallejo's Waterfront Green Park, Vallejo, CA

    Hosted by Mad Hatter Holiday Festival:

    "The City of Vallejo’s Mad Hatter’s July 4th Waterfront Celebration is a feast for all!

    "With twenty eateries available to feast on, it’s the place for families to gather and celebrate from 11 AM – the spectacular Fireworks display over Mare Island Straits.

    "This is the Mad Hatter’s 6th year magically transforming the waterfront in a Hatter’s style for all with a full day of family adventure, performances, children’s rides and free interactive activities around the tea party.

    "Bring your kites to launch with the Gigantic American Flag Kite and other enormous kites that will be overtaking the skies before the fireworks.

    "The festival hosts two large festive food courts serving everything from a good ole Southern barbeque to an international smorgasbord cuisine of delights from Greek dishes to Mexican, Filipino, Cajun, Salvadorian and Vegan specialties along with a host of creameries and shaved Hawaiian snow cones to keep everyone cool.

    "There will be the popular watering hole of the Hatter’s Artisan Beer & Wine Pub, hosted by Vallejo’s Bay Area Stage Productions with live continual entertainment and craft beers from Napa Smith Brewery along with fine wine choices as well as crafted Apple Cider delights!

    "The 5th Annual Maritime Dog Parade kicks off in the early afternoon as the Solano Middle School Percussionist Band enters the Waterfront from the parade, and the furry wide-eyed cat mobile leads the parade. The costumed furry four-legged Maritime Parade is hosted by Haute Dogs Boutique & Barkery at 507 Georgia Street.

    "Children experiences are endless with bungee jumping, train and bull rides, an interactive reptile compound, kite flying and so much more. There will be a tented Mad Hatter Tea Party and Alice in Wonderland croquet playing with Wonderland’s Queen and a Tea Party with all the Hatter’s friends sitting around a giant Obtainium Tea Cup.

    "There will be West African Drumming along with cultural performances of Filipino and Mexican folk dancing throughout the day. Many of the parade floats will make their way down to the festival for appearances on the waterfront that’ll team up with our Hatter characters as the glowing giant kite displays decorate the skies. What’s not to like?"

     

    https://patch.com/california/suisuncity/calendar/event/20190704/583325/july-4th-celebration-dog-parade-fireworks-2019-vallejo

  • MAD HATTER PARTNERS

    We would like to thank and acknowledge our Partners

    City of Vallejo

    Vallejo Naval & Historical Museum

  • About

    Founded by Frank Malifrando and Michael Bauman, Hyperion Community Partners, LLC (HCP) works with cities and other civic groups in producing promotional and fundraising events -- enlisting the talents and energies of local communities, organizations and volunteers.

     

    The most notable example of this is The Mad Hatter Holiday Festival and Grand Homes Tour in Vallejo, California. First presented in December 2010, the Festival, a tradition for both residents and visitors to Vallejo, and Homes Tour are now both annual holiday celebrations -- created by collaborations between HCP and the citizens in one of California's leading mid-sized cities.
     

    In addition to the Annual Festivals and Tours, HCP has produced several Wine and Beer Tastings, the July 4th Waterfront Festivals, Celebrating Diversity Street Closings and Block Parties.

     

    HCP will continue to expand its current events and projects -- as well as work to help create new and exciting projects all over the San Francisco Bay Area.