The Anacortes Waterfront Festival
June 4th 10AM-7PM
June 5th 10AM-5PM
The Anacortes Waterfront Festival is all about letting out your inner sailor and embracing life on the water! This annual Anacortes event has something for everyone: an open-air car show, food vendors, arts and craft booths, children’s activities, giant slides, water balls, dinners and dances, live music and entertainment, wine and beer garden, and so much more!
The Anacortes Waterfront Festival showcases the best of waterfront activities. On Saturday, Quick and Dirty Boat Building teams build boats all day (click here for sign up sheet) and then test their floatability. Take a free boat ride – both days! – with the Anacortes Yacht Club by registering at the gazebo by the marina’s main office between 10am and 3:30pm.
Hands-on children’s activities include building wooden sail boats with Fidalgo Island Rotary, games, and more. Channel of Discovery displays range from model boats, to learning about our waterfront environment and forest land wildlife. A great variety of food vendors offer everything from pulled pork sandwiches, cotton candy and hotdogs, to Gyros, Mexican tamales and more! Relax in the beer garden with live music and sea shanties.
Festival hours: Saturday, 10 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Waterfront Festival is located on the grounds of the beautiful Cap Sante Marina at 1019 Q Avenue in Anacortes, WA.
Anacortes is located between Seattle, WA and Vancouver, BC. From I-5, head west on Highway 20 to Anacortes. Go north on Commercial Avenue. Turn right on 11th Street. The festival is in the parking lot of the marina on 11th and Q (across from the Safeway parking lot).
Parking is available in the gravel lot next to the marina and along adjacent streets. Please do not use the Safeway lot. ADA accessible parking is located just south of the shipmasters building. Please click here for a map of recommended parking areas. Be sure to drive slowly and be on the lookout for pedestrians, who have the right of way and should be yielded to by vehicles.
The Milk Carton Derby is back for 2016, on Sunday June 5th. Please note that registration has ended – we look forward to seeing you at the festival!
Awards will be given for:
Most Creative Derby Vessel
First Crew Across Finish Line in Milk Carton Derby Course (on floating vessel)
Most Creative and it Floats!
Many thanks to the sponsors of our 2016 Waterfront Festival
Poster Level Sponsor
Shell Puget Sound Refinery
Fleet Level Sponsors
Port of Anacortes
Admiralty Level Sponsors
Skagit Valley Herald
Vice-Admiralty Level Sponsors
Bank of the Pacific
Samish Indian Nation
Commodore Level Sponsors
Academy Mortgage Corporation
Judd & Black
Shannon Point Marine Center
Swinomish Casino & Lodge
Captain Level Sponsors
Edward Jones, Jeffrey Pleet
Pacific Party Canopies
Soroptimist International of Anacortes
Williams & Nulle CPA, PLLC