There are so many ways to get to Wooden Boat Festival! Before you hit the road, take a minute to read our travel information and tips to make sure your trip here is smooth and trouble-free.

Travel Advisories

Be aware of these road closures and ferry alerts that overlap the 2023 Festival weekend:

Sept 5-15 SR 19 closed between Egg & I Road and Larson Lake Road. Learn more.
Sept 7–13 Bainbridge Ferry is walk-on only and only one boat is operating. Learn more.

How to Get to Festival

Coming from the East
• If you're driving, plan on taking Center Rd or SR 20 to Port Townsend instead of SR 19 to avoid the road closure. Either route will add minimal time to your trip (and SR 20 is a beautiful drive!).
• Because the Bainbridge ferry is walk-on only, driving around the Sound (I-5 south to SR 16) is a great option. It takes a similar amount of time as the ferry routes.
• If you need to ferry over, the Kingston/Edmonds ferry route will be running an extra boat from September 7–13.
Learn more.
• Don't want to drive? Take the Fast Ferry and Bus from the Seattle area to get to the Park & Ride shuttle in Port Townsend. It takes just under 2 hours, and you can sit back and enjoy the sea and scenery along the way!

Coming from Whidbey Island
• If car reservations are full on the Coupeville/Port Townsend ferry, consider parking at the Coupeville ferry and walking onto the ferry. Festival is only a 10-minute walk from the PT ferry terminal, and there is also a free bus running in downtown Port Townsend all weekend. See the ferry schedule.

Coming from the West
• If you don't want to drive or hassle with parking, there is a bus that runs from Sequim to the Park & Ride shuttle in Port Townsend. Learn more.

Travel Tips

Parking anywhere near the Festival is extremely limited—please consider one of these options:

Park at Port Townsend Haines Place Park & Ride. Free shuttles run all day Friday and Saturday and half a day on Sunday from the Haines Place Park & Ride (by Safeway) and Festival. Park in the Haines Place parking lot. Please do not park in the Safeway parking lot. See the full bus schedule here.

Walk. If you live in town, or could have someone drop you off downtown, please consider this option!

Ride Your Bike. Park your bike at Bike Harbor, just outside the Festival entrance. Bikes are not allowed inside festival grounds.

Jefferson Transit Bus Route