Wooden Boat Festival

September 8-10, 2017

September 8–10, 2017

photo by Mark Saran

Thank you to our festival visitors, sponsors, members, and the community for a wonderful 40th annual Wooden Boat Festival!

The Wooden Boat Festival in Port Townsend, Washington, is the most educational and inspiring wooden boat event in the world, with over 300 boats on land and water, 120 presentations, dozens of exhibitors, live music all day, every day, interactive exhibits for kids, and plenty of local food, beer, and wine options to satisfy everyone.

The 41st annual Wooden Boat Festival will take place September 8–10, 2017.


Here is where Boats, Presenters, Vendors, Food Vendors, Musicians, and Boatbuilders can get all the information they need to apply for this year’s Festival.

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Get the scoop on how to get here, where to stay, where to park, how to buy tickets, and more!

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Volunteers are the heart & soul of this festival!  Find out how to join this amazing team and help put on the biggest party of the year.

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Get On the Water

Here is where you can get the list of all the various ways you can get out on the water during Festival.

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Family Fun

Kids have always been a welcome addition to Festival! Find out about all the special activities and events we have planned just for kids and families!

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Check here for highlights of this year’s Festival—featured speakers, new events, fun activities and more.

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Here you can find a complete schedule of everything from woodworking presentations to pirate plays, sailing regattas to the full music lineup! Check back for the 2017 schedule.

2016 Full Festival Schedule

Festival Archives

Look through old posters and programs, see pictures of past festivals, and learn more about the Festival’s history.

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Meet Our Sponsors

Meet the businesses who support us year-round and help make Festival a success. From small, in-kind donations to significant financial gifts, Festival would not exist without the support of these folks. We’re so grateful to them!

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For an inside look at some of the events and activities around Festival, take a look at these videos & slideshows:

Festival in Motion – underway out in the bay

The Challenge – Edensaw Boatbuilding Challenge

Welcome to Festival – the Harbormasters get the boats in place

Rollin’ With Freya – kayak rolling demo