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Thursday, September 5

5:30pm PDT

Lifetime Achievement Awards
The Lifetime Achievement Awards will be held Thursday, September 6 in the Maritime Meeting Rooms at the Northwest Maritime Center. Doors open at 5:00 PM, awards start at 5:30 PM. This heartfelt Festival tradition is hosted by WoodenBoat Magazine and is open to the public. Beer and wine available for purchase.

Thursday September 5, 2019 5:30pm - 7:00pm PDT
Friday, September 6

5:00pm PDT

Pete Seeger sing-a-long
Come sing-a-long to the classic tunes of Pete Seeger at this year's Wooden Boat Festival, who would have been 100 years old this year! 

Friday September 6, 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm PDT
Discovery Stage

6:00pm PDT

Race to Alaska Blazer Party
Special Race to Alaska ticketed event  

Join us for the R2AK Blazer Party September 6th, 6-8pm at the Northwest Maritime Center and mix it up with racers and R2AK high command. We’re throwing that finish line party, recognizing the world records that were established, handing out some awards, announcing the details for next year’s race and snacking and toasting.

Purchase tickets here.

Friday September 6, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm PDT
Adventure Stage
Saturday, September 7

12:00pm PDT

Poster Signing with Hannah Viano
Renowned paper cut artist Hannah Viano, creator of this year's Wooden Boat Festival poster artwork, will be signing posters in the Merch Tent from 12-2 on Saturday the 7th. Come have yours signed! Posters available for sale in the merch tent and in the Chandlery. 


Saturday September 7, 2019 12:00pm - 2:00pm PDT
Merchandise Tent Near corner of Jefferson and Jackson

5:00pm PDT

International Travel Happy Hour
Come learn about the international travel programs with the Northwest Maritime Center and our plans for the future! With trips such as Norway in 2020 and Japan in 2021 in the planning book you won't want to miss out on this informative gathering with tasty bites and drinks.

Saturday September 7, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm PDT
AV Room

7:00pm PDT

Movie Showing: One Simple Question
Featuring Teresa and Ben Carey, One Simple Question is a story about a young couple looking for adventure by challenging themselves to drastically simplify their lives by living aboard a small sailboat while embarking on an uncertain journey to find an iceberg. Their quest brings them lessons in the joy of a deliberate life, a greater understanding of nature and a new path in the pursuit of happiness. 


Captain Teresa Carey

Morse Alpha Expeditions
Captain Teresa Carey is a US Coast Guard licensed captain, writer, and educator. She has worked aboard boats from dinghies to schooners. She has logged thousands of miles at sea, coastal and offshore. She lived aboard her 27ft boat, sailing solo between Maine and the Bahamas. She... Read More →

Captain Ben Eriksen Carey

Morse Alpha Expeditions
Captain Ben Eriksen Carey began his sea life as a clammer on Long Island, NY. Since then, he’s worked aboard tall ships, yachts and tugboats, sailing over 75,000 miles. Currently, he is the co-owner of Morse Alpha Expeditions, a coastal and offshore sailing school.

Saturday September 7, 2019 7:00pm - 9:00pm PDT
Adventure Stage
Sunday, September 8

10:00am PDT

Bell Tolls Ceremony
Over the Bar- Bell Tolls Ceremony
Each year at Wooden Boat Festival we honor mariners that have passed over the bar with the traditional Maritime ringing of the bell. Eight bells signify the end of the watch. Everyone is invited to this ceremony to recognize those that have passed over the bar. 
You can send in names of loved ones to be added to the list of names spoken to len@nwmaritime.org

Sunday September 8, 2019 10:00am - 10:30am PDT

12:30pm PDT

Shinto Boat Launching Ceremony
The launching will be a unique opportunity for visitors to experience a ceremony never seen outside of Japan. Shinto, the indigenous religion of Japan, is sometimes described as animistic. In brief, it consists of rituals and celebrations of the kami, or spirit that pervades all things animate and inanimate. The boat launching is a celebration of the spirit of the waters and the mountains, as well as the purification of the boat and its builders. A shrine will be established in the boat and the ceremony will finish with a Japanese sailor’s folk song.

Sunday September 8, 2019 12:30pm - 1:00pm PDT
Across from Festival HQ at the Boat Launch

1:00pm PDT

Edensaw Boatbuilding Launch
Watch teams build boats over the weekend to win the "best boat" and a $1500 prize. Boats will parade through festival grounds to the beach at the Maritime Center on Sunday at 1:00PM, and then launch and race back into the harbor for the awards ceremony, which begins immediately after the last boat arrives at the harbor's boat launch.

Sunday September 8, 2019 1:00pm - 1:30pm PDT
Across from Festival HQ at the Boat Launch

3:00pm PDT

The Sail By
Don’t miss the event of the weekend, with more than 300 boats on the bay! Best places to watch from Festival Grounds are the Balcony Wine Bar, the Wee Nip, and the NWMC Commons.

Sunday September 8, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
NWMC Beach