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Festival activities at a glance

Wooden Boat Festival activities

Everyday there are dozens of things to do, learn and experience. Distinguished as "the most education packed festival of its kind in the world" you'll find talented, innovative and engaging people at every turn. Nearly a dozen "stages" or presentation areas ensure a diverse range of boating topics and skills. Spontaneous discussions and demos are also encouraged and are key to the decades-long spirit and culture of this event. For those with more than a passion for wooden boats, we've also made sure there are creative foods, local brews, great music, spectacular art and fabulous educators who work with kids and families to build their first boats.

Festival Activites

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  • Kids and youth
    Have fun with your kids or grandkids with a host of specialized activities
  • Music & entertainment
    Starts 11:00am daily on the Main Stage in the big tent next to Cupola House. Dance until midnight Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
  • Races and sail-by
    Sail your own boat, climb aboard as crew, learn race rules and tactics. Or, simply take in the beautiful view of races on Port Townsend Bay.
  • Sailing & rowing opportunities
    Go sailing on historic vessels or get on board a longboat.
  • Special events
    Enjoy special events just for this festival.
  • Talks & demonstrations
    The people who teach, demonstrate, present and pass on their experiences about wooden boatbuilding, marine equipment, seamanship, tools, cruising, tips on maintenance, sailing, rowing.

Boats and Exhibitors

  • Festival boats
    Boats are truly at the center of the Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival. Get on board and explore hundreds of vessels.
  • Festival exhibitors
    Exhibitors don't just "sell" at the Festival. They teach, demonstrate, listen and answer questions.