Getting Here

photo by Mark Saran

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


See the 2017 Schedule


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 on the Main Stage until midnight on Friday and Saturday.

Ticket Prices

NWMC Members:
Visit the membership desk at the Main Gate during the Festival 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.

Sorry, No Dogs Allowed

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 360.385.2957
Lulu’s B&B for Dogs 360.301.5151

Getting to the Festival

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.

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: $15
Saturday all day: $25
Sunday all day: $15
Any Vehicle 20-30′ is double cost
No Vehicles over 30′

Childcare Available

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 or call 360.471.6778 or 360.379.1129. See Firefly Academy for more information. Cost is $10/hour or an unlimited weekend pass for $100, with a 50% sibling discount. Conveniently located at 842 Washington Street, next to Haller Fountain.

Festival HQ

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.


RV spots for 2018 are sold out!

Accommodations can be hard to find for the Wooden Boat Festival weekend!
There are two excellent online directories for finding available lodging:
• PTguide
• EnjoyPT

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