Wooden Boat Festival, Port Townsend Washington


Wooden Boat Festival

Would you rather explore the great northwest by sea than by land? Have you every wanted to “raise the sails and take the helm” of a real historic wooden sailing ship? Well, here is your chance! Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival is one of the biggest wooden boat festivals in the world, featuring nautical music, yarns (that’s seadog speak for “stories”), demonstrations, presentations, and opportunities to sail into the sunset. If this sounds like fun to you, hoist anchor and head on down to the Wooden Boat Festival, Port Townsend. Read More

When is the Wooden Boat Festival?

The Wooden Boat Festival typically takes place in early September. This year it takes place September 8th-10th, 2017.

Where is the Wooden Boat Festival?

The Wooden Boat Festival, Port Townsend, WA is located along the shores of Point Hudson.

How much does the Wooden Boat Festival cost?

Admission to Wooden Boat Festival requires a ticket that can be purchased online or at the main gate. 

    What else should I know about the Wooden Boat Festival?
    • Arriving by Land?
      Limited general public parking is available early mornings in downtown and uptown Port Townsend within walking distance of the festival, however it is recommended that everyone park at the Jefferson County Park & Ride and then ride the biodiesel Jefferson Transit bus. Shuttles run every 10 minutes daily. Memorial Field provides limited parking for a fee that goes to support youth programs in Jefferson County. Bicycle racks and handicap parking are available on Water Street, within one block of Main Gate.
    • Arriving by Sea?
      Point Hudson Marina is reserved for Wooden Festival Boats. All anchored boats are asked to stay seaward of the eelgrass protection buoys and leave clearance for the large Wooden Boat Festival boats moored on the City, Union and NW Maritime Center docks. Pay close attention to marine forecasts as the waterfront is exposed if winds kick up from the south. Bring your dinghy to the NWMC beach and tie off above the tide line.

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