Waterfront Festival

Quick & Dirty Boat Demo at the Anacortes Waterfront Festival

Saturday, June 6, 10am to 6pm & Sunday, June 7, 10am to 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 float-ability, take a free boat ride both days with the Anacortes Yacht Club by registering at the gazebo by the marina’s main office from 10am to 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.

Click here to see the full entertainment schedule.

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.

Click here to see how to become a vendor.

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. Click here for the 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!


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
Gere-a-Deli

Irishman Enterprises
Pacific Party Canopies

Boatswain Sponsors

Fidalgo bay Resort

Lakeside Industries