See you September 8-10, 2023!

So glad you’re planning to come to Wooden Boat Festival! Below are some basics and tips on planning your visit, including how to get here, how much it costs, where to stay, where to park, where to get a band aid, etc. If you want to buy tickets, go here.
If we didn’t think of everything, email festival@woodenboat.org.


Tickets to Wooden Boat Festival can be purchased day-of at the Main Gate or online ahead of time and picked up at Will Call. Your ticket purchase supports powerful maritime programs that connect youth, underserved communities, and people of all generations to the sea.


Visit the membership desk at the Main Gate during the Festival for your free tickets! Interested in becoming a member of the Wooden Boat Festival’s parent organization, the Northwest Maritime Center? Learn more about NWMC membership.


12 & under: Free
Adult: 1-day $25 or 3-day $50
Senior (65+): 1-day $20 or 3-day $40
Active Military: 1-day $20 or 3-day $40
Teen: (13-19): 1-day $20 or 3-day $40


Friday 9:00 AM–6:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM–6:00 PM
Sunday 9:00 AM–4:00 PM
Live music on the Main Stage until 11 PM on Friday and Saturday.

Sorry, No Dogs Allowed

Thank you for understanding that due to safety concerns (for both humans and dogs), we do not allow dogs or other pets on Festival grounds (service animals okay). Please make other arrangements for your furry companion! Options available:

Getting Here

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. See the full schedule here. Please do not park in the Safeway parking lot.


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.

Fast Ferry & Bus from the Seattle Area

Fast, vehicle-free, transit—via the Kingston Fast Ferry & Kingston Express—between Seattle and Port Townsend in under 2-hours! Sit back and enjoy the sea and scenery along the way! Learn more here.

Walk on Whidbey Island Ferry

Car reservations are almost booked but walk-on is still available and the Festival grounds are within walking distance. Take a stroll through downtown Port Townsend on your way to Festival. See the full schedule here.




We strive to host inclusive, accessible events and activities that enable all individuals, including individuals with disabilities, to engage fully. To request an accommodation or for inquiries about accessibility, please contact access@nwmaritime.org.

Festival Headquarters

Stop by the Festival HQ, located at the base of the marina near the Exhibitor Gate, for:

• Medical tent for first aid or to report missing persons
• Lost and Found
• Answers to your Festival questions
• Last minute changes and additions to daily schedule
• Wristband purchase


For hotels, campsites, etc visit enjoypt.com.

Our RV sites for 2023 are now full. To be added to the wait list, please email rv@woodenboat.org.

Keep Our Sea Plastic Free! We’re stepping up our environmental sustainability efforts for the future of our oceans and the wildlife that depends on them. Click here to learn how you can help.