(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
  • Toy Boat Building Pavilion
  • Silent Auction items to benefit Youth Sailing programs
  • Climb aboard the Spirit of Dana Point, a 118 foot 1770’s Privateer Schooner replica used during the American Revolution
  • Voyage to Discovery Cube’s Ocean Quest at the Fun Zone by water taxi
  • Wooden Boat Parade & Heritage Sail-by

Friday, June 8, 2018

  • 10 am – 6 pm: Boat Entrant Check-in, packets, swag bag and boat placement.
  • 4:30 – 6pm: Wooden Boat Entrants, VIPs reception cruise aboard Spirit of Dana Point
  • 6:30 – 8:00 pm: Sponsors & VIPs reception cruise aboard Spirit of Dana Point

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: The Newport Beach Wooden Boat Parade will begin from Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club circling most of Newport Harbor for the public’s viewing pleasure.

  • 1:00 pm: The Heritage Sail-By down the bay will begin at the top of the Bay by Lido Village.

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