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We’re glad you’re thinking about coming to Festival this year! Below we’ve tried to compile a list of the questions folks most frequently ask us—if your question isn’t answered below, please drop us a line and feel free to ask: festival@woodenboat.org

Coming in April, 2017!

Friday 9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Sunday 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.Live music until midnight Friday and Saturday on the Main Stage.

Tickets for 2017 Festival will be available online July 1, 2017.
Gift Certificates for the 41st Wooden Boat Festival passes will be available in December 2016.
NWMC Members:
Visit Membership desk at the Main Gait for your free tickets!

12 & under: Free
Adult: 1-day $20 or 3-day $40
Senior (65+): 1-day $15 or 3-day $30
Active Military: 1-day $15 or 3-day $30
Teen: (13-19): 1-day $15 or 3-day $30

Your wristband gets you into all talks, demonstrations, boats, kids activities, on-the-water opportunities, races, exhibitors, and music.

Thank you for understanding that due to safety concerns (for both humans and dogs), we do not allow dogs on Festival grounds. Please make other arrangements for your canine companion! There are several day-boarding options available:
Frog Mountain Pet Care frogmountainpetcare.com 360.385.2957
Lulu’s B&B for Dogs lulusfordogs.com 360.301.5151

Parking anywhere near the Festival is extremely limited—please consider one of these options.

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 festival entrance. Bikes are not allowed inside festival grounds.

Park at Safeway Park & Ride
Shuttles run all day Friday and Saturday from the Haines Place (Safeway) Park & Ride and Festival. Cost: $1 dollar for an all-day pass. No service is available on Sunday except through the Resort at Port Ludlow shuttle.

Park at Port Ludlow Marina
The Resort at Port Ludlow will runs shuttles daily between the Port Ludlow Marina and the regular shuttle stop at Festival. The 24-passenger step-on van ride is free, and will stop at the Park & Ride as well.

Friday Hours:
Depart Port Ludlow on the Even Hour, starting at noon. Last shuttle at 10 pm.
Depart Festival on the Odd Hour, starting at 1 pm. Last shuttle at 11pm.

Saturday Hours:
Depart Port Ludlow on the Even Hour, starting at 8 am. Last shuttle at 10 pm.
Depart Festival on the Odd Hour, starting at 9 am. Last shuttle at 11 pm.

Sunday Hours:
Depart Port Ludlow on the Even Hour, starting at 8 am. Last shuttle at 4 pm.
Depart Festival on the Odd Hour, starting at 9am. Last shuttle at 5 pm.

Park at Memorial Field
Memorial Field parking is adjacent to the festival. Just walk two blocks and you are there. You will have easy access to your car all day. This is paid parking; all proceeds support the maintenance and operation of Jefferson County Parks & Recreation-run Memorial Field.

Friday: 8 am to 10 pm
Saturday: 7 am to 10 pm
Sunday: 8 am to 5 pm
All vehicles must exit each night; gates will be locked at 10 pm.

Friday all day: $10
Saturday all day: $20
Saturday after 4 pm: $10
Sunday all day: $10
Weekend Pass: $30
Over 30’ long: extra $10

If the Festival is too much for your little ones, Firefly Preschool is open to drop off your children in a safe, convenient, educational environment! Friday from 8:30 a.m.–9:30 p.m. and Saturday 2:00 p.m.–9:30 p.m. RSVP to fireflyacademypreschool@gmail.com or call 360.471.6778 or 360.379.1129. See Firefly Academy for more information. Cost is $8/hour or an unlimited weekend pass for $100, with a 50% sibling discount. Conveniently located at 842 Washington Street, next to Haller Fountain.

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
The festival is staffed by hundreds of volunteers who are here to help—Festival staff are wearing blue staff t-shirts, and Festival volunteers are wearing grey crew t-shirts.

Accommodations can be hard to find for the Wooden Boat Festival weekend!
There are two excellent online directories for finding available lodging:
• PTguide ptguide.com
• EnjoyPT enjoypt.com
Or consider staying at the Resort at Port Ludlow and taking the free shuttle to Festival!
Book now for next year’s Festival: Sept 8–10, 2017

FESTIVAL HOTLINE: 360.385.9910