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The Festival is back on! June 10, 2023

An Annual Public Event

Amazing Showcase

Amazing Showcase

Fanatical Details

An Event for the Ages

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2023 Featured Artist

7th Annual

Newport Beach Wooden Boat Festival

June 10, 2023

$10 for adults. Children under the age of 12 are free.

Friday, June 9, 2023

  • 10 am – 6 pm: Boat Entrant Check-in, packets, swag bag and boat placement.
  • 5-6:30 pm: VIP Welcome Reception aboard Aviator.

Saturday, June 10, 2023

  • 7-9:30 am: Final Set-up.
  • 10:00 am: Open to the Public.
  • 10:00 am: Aviator tours.
  • 4:30-5 pm: Closing Celebration.
  • 5:30 pm: End of Public Viewing (Boats may stay until 11:00 am Sunday morning).

Sunday, June 11, 2023

  • All boats and exhibitors must have removed all their property from BYC grounds.

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

Tickets are available at the event. The Wooden Boat Festival  attracts nearly 4,000 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. 



The Newport Beach Wooden Boat Festival enjoys the marvel and history of motor yacht Aviator.

Aviator yacht

Video by Mark Rudyk