Newport Beach Wooden Boat Festival
June 7-9, 2019 Hosted by Balboa Yacht Club. Corona del Mar, California
A FREE Event to the Public
An Event for the Ages
Best in Show
(Ralph Rodheim Perpetual Trophy)
First Runner Up
Second Runner Up
Most Distinguished Provenance
Best On Land
Friday, June 7, 2019
- 10 am – 6 pm: Boat Entrant Check-in, packets, swag bag and boat placement.
- 5-6:30 pm: VIP Welcome Reception aboard John Wayne’s Wild Goose.
Saturday, June 8, 2019
- 7-9:30 am: Final Set-up
- 10:00 am: Open to the Public
- 10:00 am: Wild Goose tours
- 4:30-5 pm: Closing Celebration
- 5:30 pm: End of Public Viewing (Boats can stay until 11:00 am, Sunday, June 10, 2018)
Sunday, June 9, 2019
11:00 am: Wooden Boat Parade – 90 minutes around Balboa Island.
All boats and exhibitors must have removed all their property from BYC grounds.
An Event for the Ages
The Balboa Yacht Club hosts the Annual Newport Beach Wooden Boat Festival on the second Saturday of June each year. You won’t want to miss this unique event featuring exceptional wooden boats on land and in the water.
Open to the public — $5 entry fee, children under 12 are free.
Tickets are available at the event. The Wooden Boat Festival attracts nearly 5,000 people to enjoy the marine art, People’s Choice awards for best-in-class vessels, delicious food, live music and special activities. A Complimentary Shuttle runs all day for free off-site parking. Enjoy a day filled with fun on the waterfront in appreciation of the timeless beauty and craftsmanship of privately owned boats of all sizes, power and sail.
Countdown to Wooden Boat Festival
The Annual Newport Beach Wooden Boat Festival, video by Mark Rudyk
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