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Shilshole Bay Marina
7001 Seaview Ave NW, Ste 100, Seattle, Washington 98117
Learn how to get into boating at Shilshole Boatfest and Seas the Bay!
Formerly known as Shilshole Bay Marina's National Marina Day event, this FREE event will get you and your family out on a boat (or a few) and introduce you to all sorts of folks who can help you get info boating (even without a boat), show you how to boat safety, and teach you about protecting the environment while you boat so you can continue to enjoy the water after the event. Also enjoy kids' activities, live music, food trucks, vendors celebrating our Ballard community, and more!
More activities and details will be added as they are confirmed.
Sail on the historic schooner Adventuress by Sound Experience aboard the Schooner Adventuress
Sailboat rides by Sail Northwest & Seattle Sailing Club
More sailboat rides by Windworks Sailing and Powerboating
Powerboat rides by Freedom Boat Club Seattle
Kids' mini opti sailing lessons by Corinthian Yacht Club of Seattle (CYC Seattle) (ages 6-14)
Liveaboard boat tours by the Shilshole Liveaboard Association
Kayaking and paddleboarding by Ballard Kayak Expeditions (north end of marina at W-Dock)
Seattle Fire Department Fire Boat display scheduled at approximately 2:30pm
Festival of boating-related and Ballard community partner booths
— U.S. Coast Guard Auxilary's Flotilla 21
— Washington State Parks & Recreation Commission Boating Program
— Starpath School of Navigation
— Carefree Boat Club of Seattle
— Freedom Boat Club Seattle
— Seattle Sailing Club
— Sail Northwest
— Seattle Yacht Club
— Seattle Sail and Power Squadron
— Windworks Sailing and Powerboating
— Seattle Yachts
— Northwest Boat Travel
— Washington Sea Grant
— Ballard Art Walk
— Skagit Bank
— And more!
Current boaters: donate your old sails to the Resail Project. Drop the sails off at the event or at Dockside Solutions anytime during office hours June 2-9.
Maritime Pacific Brewery beer and Domanico Cellars wine garden (11am to 5pm)
Napkin Friends, 314 PIE & Mini The Dough-Nut food trucks
TBA live music