The largest wooden boat festival in North America, the place where kids and adults alike experience the magic of getting on the water, the beauty of wooden boats, and the richness of our maritime culture. Learn from the experts, swap stories with fellow wooden boat aficionados, and bring your family for a weekend they’ll never forget. Come on down to Point Hudson and experience it all yourself: the boats, the craftsmanship, the community, the celebration. This is the Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival.
Port Townsend’s Wooden Boat Festival is the most education-packed and beautifully located wooden boat event in the world. Featuring more than 250 wooden vessels, hundreds of indoor and outdoor presentations and demonstrations, a who’s who of wooden boat experts and thousands of wooden boat enthusiasts, there’s something to do, someone to meet, or a boat to board at every turn. Expanded a little each year, the Festival honors its traditions while inviting energetic debate about the latest innovation.
The Wooden Boat Festival is a part of the Northwest Maritime Center, whose mission is to engage and educate people of all generations in traditional and contemporary maritime life, in a spirit of adventure and discovery.
Tickets can be purchased online or day-of at the Festival Main Gate. After purchasing your tickets online, you can collect them during the Festival at Will Call (by the Festival Main Gate). Tickets include access to all boats, presentations, vendors, on-the-water activities, kids' activities, festival bars, and music. A portion of the Wooden Boat Festival ticket sales go to support the year-round programs and events at the Northwest Maritime Center!
Kids 12 and under get in free!
Live music on the Main Stage until midnight on Friday and Saturday.
For the weekend’s full schedule of events, presentations, and activities during festival, please visit www.woodenboat.org.