Wooden Boat Festival

September 8-10, 2017

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photo by Irving Mortensen

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.

2017 Highlights

Tour the Boats

Tall ships, vintage and modern wooden boats, racing schooners, and more. We’ve got ’em all!

See Who’s Coming

Get on the Water


  • Row, Sail, Paddle
  • Sail on a Tall Ship
  • Motor Boat Tours

“The largest gathering of crazy romantics in the world.”
—Nigel Calder


Presentations All Weekend Long

Three outdoor stages, four indoors stages, and a wealth of wooden boat knowledge from all over the world.

See the Full Schedule

Bring the Whole Family


  • Paddleboard
  • Kids' Boatbuilding
  • Pirate Plays

“The Wooden Boat Festival is about a lot more than boats. It’s an inspiring celebration of people, the sea, and our identity as a community.”
—William Patric

Eat, Drink, Enjoy


  • Live Music
  • Local Food
  • 3 Pop-up Bars

Meet Our Sponsors

An Inside Look at Festival

Festival in Motion – underway out in the bay

Rollin’ With Freya – kayak rolling demo