Welcome to the 45th Wooden Boat Festival!

At the Northwest Maritime Center and Wooden Boat Festival the health and safety of our attendees, participants, volunteers, and staff is our number one priority. We are committed to hosting a Wooden Boat Festival that is fun, educational, follows federal, state, and local safety recommendations.

COVID best practices, guidelines, and regulations are continuing to change. We are working to keep these guidelines updated and consistent with current regulations and medical science.

Health & Safety Requirements for Visitors & Participants

  • Stay home if you’re sick or have been exposed to COVID
  • If you currently have COVID-19 symptoms or have tested positive for the virus within the last 2 weeks, please stay home unless you have been cleared as non-contagious.

    Also, please stay home if you’re not vaccinated and have traveled internationally OR had close contact with a confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19 in the last 2 weeks.

  • Wear a mask indoors if unvaccinated
  • Washington State Department of Health requires that everyone who is not fully vaccinated must continue to wear a mask indoors. Thank you for your attention to this regulation.

  • Wash your hands
  • While visiting our campus or participating in our activities, please remember to wash/sanitize your hands frequently.

  • Report symptoms
  • If you visit the Festival and develop symptoms of COVID-19 or test positive within 2 weeks, please contact us immediately at covid@nwmaritime.org

  • Respect others
  • Visiting the Festival and participating in our activities should be an enjoyable and memorable experience. To preserve that opportunity, we expect everyone to be respectful and considerate of those around you.

What We’re Doing to Help Keep You Safe

  • We have moved all Festival activities outdoors this year.

  • Enhanced cleaning protocols in all Festival spaces, including restrooms

  • Marked space to promote physical distancing in the Chandlery and restrooms

  • Providing hand sanitizer and disposable masks at all entrances

  • Providing info to all staff and volunteers about COVID-19 symptoms, spread, and the benefits of vaccination

  • Strongly encouraging vaccination among all our staff, volunteers, and participants

  • We are paying special attention to maintaining the safest possible environment in our youth programs, particularly since children under 12 cannot yet be vaccinated against COVID-19.