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The Anacortes Waterfront Festival 2019 dates are:
Saturday, June 1st, 10AM-6PM
Sunday, June 2nd, 10AM-5PM


Let your inner sailor out and embrace a life on the water at the Anacortes Waterfront Festival! With an open-air car show; food vendors; arts and crafts booths; children’s activities including giant slides and water balls; live music, and entertainment – this annual Anacortes event has something for all ages.

Showcasing the best of waterfront activities across two full days including Quick and Dirty Boat Building where teams build boats all day 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. Pay for play and free hands-on children’s activities include building wooden sailboats with Fidalgo Island Rotary, games, and more. The Channel of Discovery has booths that 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, June 1, 10am to 6:00pm and Sunday, June 2, 10am to 5pm.

Find us 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.

If you’re interested in volunteering for the Waterfront Festival, please click here!

Quick & Dirty Boat Building Demonstrationclick here for paperwork and rules

Teams may consist of private individuals or be sponsored by a business. Each building team will consist of no more than 3 people. You are encouraged to have a support crew to bribe the judges, convince patrons to donate to your people’s choice award bucket and to just generally engage in the fun and comradery!

Date: Saturday of the festival
Location: Southwest parking lot of Harbormaster building in Cap Sante Marina
Set-up: 8:00am – 9:00am
Build Boats: 9:00am – 3:00pm
Boat Decorating & Area Clean-up: 3:00 – 5:00pm
Parade and Race: 5:00pm
Awards: Immediately following the race.

Team Entry Fees help support the Anacortes Waterfront Alliance, and proceeds from The People’s Choice Award help support the non-profit of your choice!

Presenting Sponsor

Shell Puget Sound Refinery

Venue Sponsor

Fleet Sponsors

Island Hospital

Admiralty Sponsors

Dakota Creek Industries

Vice-Admiralty Sponsors

Anthonys Restaurants
Quantum Construction

Commodore Sponsors

Banner Bank
Judd & Black

Captain Sponsors

Edward Jones Jeffrey Pleet
Irishman Enterprises
Pacific Party Canopies

Boatswain Sponsors

Fidalgo bay Resort

Lakeside Industries