What’s New in 2024!

In 2024 Highlights, Festival Highlights

This year’s festival promises to be one of the most exciting yet, with a range of new exhibits and activities designed to captivate and inspire visitors of all generations. Here’s a sneak peek at some of the highlights you can look forward to. Stay tuned for more details in our upcoming emails!

  • Rope Makers from Hardanger in Norway
    For only the second time in America and the first time on the West Coast, we are excited to welcome these traditional rope-making masters.
  • Native Canoes, Art, Films, and Presentations
    Celebrate the vibrant cultural heritage of the Indigenous peoples of the Pacific Northwest with a selection of Native films, art, and presentations.
  • Women in Boatbuilding from Around the World
    Join panel discussions and presentations featuring some of the leading women in the field.
  • “Take Me to the Water: Histories of the Black Pacific”
    Explore the historic connections between people of African descent and the Pacific Ocean in this groundbreaking exhibit in the Boatshop, available all weekend.
  • New Things to Make!
    The Wood Tent returns with even more hands-on activities for festival-goers. Stop by to create a unique wooden keepsake to take home—a perfect souvenir of your time at the festival.

In addition to these exciting new highlights, we’re bringing back all the activities you love—like toy boatbuilding, boat rides, live music & dancing, presentations, and more! Whether you’re a seasoned attendee or a first-time visitor, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.