The festival had amazing vendors that had one of a kind items that sold very well at the festival. Timeless Sea Glass sold many one of a kind sea glass jewelry pieces that are from our local beaches. Sea glass has become so popular in the past few years that many of the folks at the festival were really happy to find a place they could purchase a one of a kind souvenir.
Adventure Abounds for Kids Throughout the Festival!
Ahoy kids of all ages! Go for a longboat ride, sail a Thunderbird, build a boat, do oceanography on the dock! We’ve got crafts,
treasure hunts, a carousel and more. Dance at the main stage, sing sea shanteys, and learn about creatures under the sea! Wooden Boat Festival is for kids— fun, education and inspiration surrounds the harbor full of wooden boats. Dreams are launched and a lifetime of opportunity is all around you!
Just inside the entrance to the festival is a world of fun for pirates and mermaids of all ages—Kids Cove—but there are fun activities
for kids and families throughout the festival grounds as well.
Kids’ Cove Boatbuilding
Kids of all ages can design, build, rig and sail away with their own small wooden boat. Pick a hull, a
mast, some sailcloth…before you know it, life slows down while you help hold a nail and share the joy of building a boat. The kids
boatbuilding area has been a favorite for years, and continues to be a family favorite.
YMCA hosts kids crafts! Providing Face Painting, Sand Art, and more! Young and old will enjoy the expanded craft
Carousel of the Sea
This beautiful handmade carousel, built by 5th generation carousel builder William Dentzel, offers free rides
all 3 days!
45 minute rides on the NWMC Thunderbid fleet for up to 4 people per boat – located on the NWMC dock. Sign up early! Sign ups start at 9 am for morning rides and noon for afternoon rides.
For ages 12 and up. Work together as a team to sail/row a historic longboat – A classic Festival experience! Located at the base of the harbor.
Sail a T-37 Model Sailboat
Tippecanoe Model Sailboats offers the chance to sail their model boats in the harbor. Located on The Point.
Oceanography on the Dock
The new Oceanography on the Dock program, led by PTMSC staff and volunteers, gives anyone with curiosity and
enthusiasm the opportunity to be a scientist! It provides participants the opportunity to get familiar with basic principles of
oceanography by teaching them to use actual testing equipment—measure parameters such as salinity, pH, dissolved oxygen, temperature, and more. The data collected during the program helps participants and scientists understand the health and characteristics of our local waters. Saturday from 10am-2pm on the Maritime Center dock.
15th Annual North Star Stage
One of the highlights of the festival for years, this witty and charming play is directed by Port
Townsend’s own Joey Pipia. Each year he and his playwright team, including daughter Sophie, conjure up the new adventures of Captain
Cloud. The play never fails to entertain and amuse young and old—it’s a “don’t miss” for any age!
Captain Pirate’s Treasure Hunt
At high noon on Sunday, young pirates from near and far make their way to the Jolly Roger Flag at the
Cupola House. Captain Pirate “aarghs” in with a longboat full of consorts, rowing and sailing through the harbor to land at center
dock. Anyone dressed like a pirate can join the hunt, scouring the grounds and beaches for the “X” that marks the spot of buried
treasure. Sunday from noon-1 pm.
Sea Life Snorkel
Learn all about local sea life and sea creatures! A PTMSC member in a wetsuit and snorkel will temporarily transport sea creatures to the beach for viewing and exploration. 1:30pm-2:30pm Saturday – meet at the Compass Rose.
Sea Shanty Circle
Come sing sea shanties for all ages in the Marina Room – lots of fun for all ages!
All Ages Music Stage
Music is a big part of the festival experience! The Main Stage in Bar Harbor offers live music all day everyday, with everything from sea shanties to rock n roll. Both all-ages and 21+ seating/dancing areas available.
Child Care During the Festival
Too much festival for your little ones? Firefly Preschool is open to drop off your children in a safe,
convenient educational environment! Friday from 8:30am – 9:30pm and Saturday 2pm-9:30pm. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or
call 360-471-6778 or 360-379-1129. See www.fireflyacademy.com for more information. Cost is $8/hour or an unlimited weekend pass for $100, with a 50% sibling discount. Conveniently located at 842 Washington Street—next to Haller Fountain.
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