The 25th Annual Waterfront Festival will be held in Anacortes on June 7 & 8 at Cap Sante Marina.

The festival combines a variety of family-friendly marine-related activities, including free boat rides, a “quick-and-dirty” boat building demonstration, milk carton derby, boat show, car show, model boat show, paddle board demos, Samish Indian Nation canoe rides and the Schooner Adventuress will be giving dock side tours. 

There are several fun free educational aspects to the Festival—attendees can take a walking tour of the Anacortes waterfront with Trail Tales, check out numerous exhibitors in our “channel of discovery”, the children’s area offers the opportunity to build a model boat and to engage in fun crafts! Paid rides include “walk on water” with a ride from Bubble Fun. The Art Depot will be exhibiting their “Fish Show” and later in the evening holding a free community “Plaza Dance” with A Town Big Band a beer garden and a fish monger.

Live music is ongoing throughout the weekend with local and regional acts such as Jessica Lynne, The Halyards, Little Joe Argo, A Town Big Band and Nearly Dan.

The Waterfront Festival is produced by the Anacortes Chamber of Commerce and made possible through the sponsorship of Shell Puget Sound Refinery (overall) and the Port of Anacortes (venue) Special thanks for the additional support of Dakota Creek Industries, Trident Seafoods, Island Hospital, Skagit Publishing, Tesoro Refining and Marketing Company, Bank of the Pacific, Les Schwab Tire Center and Swinomish Casino & Lodge.

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