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Angel Island’s Epic Festival is Back for 2023

Back for the first time since 2019, your $10 ticket gets you a round trip ferry ride, free shuttle, free lunch and museum admission
By - posted 5/30/2023 No Comment

Join us on Saturday, June 17, 2023 from 11 am to 3 pm for Family Day at the Angel Island Immigration Station.

Family Day is an annual celebration intended to bring all families and communities together. Throughout the day, there will be musical and dance performances, storytelling, short-film screenings, self-guided tours, and other interactive activities designed for visitors of all ages.

Angel Island Family Day 2023
Saturday, June 17, 2023 | 11a-3:30p
Angel Island, San Francisco
$10 – Buy Tickets

Tickets are only $10 and include roundtrip ferry ride from either Tiburon or San Francisco, ground shuttle service to and from the Immigration Station while on Angel Island, lunch from Shef.com, and entrance fee for the Detention Barracks Museum.

Getting to Angel Island
Each Family Day ticket includes one roundtrip ferry ticket from either Tiburon or San Francisco. You do NOT have to purchase a separate ferry ticket. You can choose when to arrive and depart from Angel Island based on the standard Saturday schedule of the ferry of your choice.

PRO TIP: The San Francisco ferry will take longer to reach Angel Island and return at the end of the day. The Tiburon ferry is the preferred way to visit for those who are prone to motion sickness. If you plan to drive, Tiburon has more parking options, while the San Francisco ferry is easily accessible by public transit.

Arriving on Angel Island
Both ferries will arrive at Ayala Cove. Once you arrive, you will be greeted by California State Park employees who will welcome you to the island and let you know how to find the Immigration Station. The Immigration Station is located located 1.2 miles from Ayala Cove. You can choose to walk or take the free shuttle service.

This event is part of CA State Parks Week.

About Angel Island From 1910 to 1940, over 500,000 persons from 80 different countries were processed or detained at the former U.S. Immigration Station at Angel Island. The site was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1997. The site now includes the Detention Barracks Museum and the Angel Island Immigration Museum.