(949) 673-3515 x 135 | June 8-10, 2018

Schedule of Events

June 8-10, 2018

5th Annual Newport Beach
Wooden Boat Festival

FREE admission!  | FREE parking shuttle! | FREE water taxi!
Come for the boats, stay for the fun

Enjoy the welcoming hospitality of the Balboa Yacht Club:

  • View up to 50 classic show-ready wooden vessels on land and in the water
  • Purchase delicious food and libations from 11 am to 4 pm
  • Enjoy live music by the bay
  • Visit exhibitor booths showcasing nautical arts and crafts
  • Silent Auction items to benefit Youth Sailing programs
  • Cruises aboard Spirit of Dana Point
  • Voyage to Discovery Cube’s Ocean Quest at the Fun Zone by water taxi

Friday, June 8, 2018

  • 10 am – 6 pm: Boat Entrant Check-in, packets, swag bag and boat placement.
  • 5-6:30 pm: VIP Welcome Reception aboard 125’ schooner, Spirit of Dana Point, (details to follow).

Saturday, June 9, 2018

  • 7-9:30 am: Final Set-up
  • 10:00 am: Open to the Public
  • 4:30-5 pm: Closing Celebration
  • 5:30 pm: End of Public Viewing (Boats can stay until 11:00 am, Sunday, June 10, 2018)
  • 5:30 pm: Spirit of Dana Point Presentation & Speaking Event.

Sunday, June 10, 2018

  • 11:00 am: Wooden Boat Parade – 90 minutes around Newport Harbor.

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

  • 1:00 pm: Heritage Sail-By (participation open to all wooden hull sail boats).  Details to follow.

Heritage Sail-by is an open, all-harbor event. No entry nor registration required!

Shop Wooden Boat Festival Store

Free Water Taxis

Catch a FREE ride from docks & resorts around the harbor. [details]

Free Parking & Shuttle

Catch a FREE ride from Newport Beach Country Club parking area. [directions]

Information Abounds

The Information Booth, volunteers and concierges are available to assist you.

First Aid & Lost

The First Aid Station and Lost & Found are located in the Information Booth next to the entrance gate.

Club & Dock Map

Get acquainted with the layout.

Sorry, Ladies

Those heels are no good on boat decks. It’s bare feet or boating shoes only when boarding the yachts. Be mindful of docks, ramps and nautical hazards. It’s a great opportunity to go shopping for Super Cute Boat Shoes