What: Promoters bill this event as the “Woodstock of wooden boats.” Visitors get to tour wooden boats and learn how to build them. The event includes a kids hunt for pirate treasure hunt, a rowing race and an opportunity to sail on historic boats. The Port Townsend-based Schooner Adventuress, built in 1913, will be on hand. Also on display will be Lady Washington, an 18-year-old boat modeled after the first English boat to visit the West Coast.
When: 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. today; 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Friday and Saturday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday.
Where: Point Hudson, Port Townsend
History: This is the festival’s 31st year.
Digital Access for only $0.99
For the most comprehensive local coverage, subscribe today.
Getting there: From U.S. 101, take Highway 20 into Port Townsend. Use the park-and-ride at the Safeway on your left as you enter town. Organizers say these shuttles are the best way to get to the event.
Cost: Tickets are $12 per day for adults, $6 for students and adults 65 and older. Children 12 and younger are free. Three-day passes are $24 and $12.
Of note: Tickets can be ordered online at woodenboat.org. There will be after-hours dancing and live music until midnight Friday and Saturday.
Craig Hill, The News Tribune