(949) 673-3515 x 135 | June 12-14, 2020

Schedule of Events

June 12-14, 2020

6th Annual Newport Beach
Wooden Boat Festival

FREE parking shuttle!
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
  • Tour America – the world’s most famous racing yacht
  • Enjoy live music by the bay
  • Visit exhibitor booths showcasing nautical arts and crafts
  • Silent Auction items to benefit Youth Sailing programs
  • Sunday’s Wooden Boat Parade around Balboa Island

Friday, June 12, 2020

  • 10 am – 6 pm: Boat Entrant Check-in, packets, swag bag and boat placement.
  • 4:30 – 6pm: Wooden Boat Entrants, VIPs reception cruise aboard America6:30 – 8:00 pm: Sponsors & VIPs reception cruise

Saturday, June 13, 2020

  • 7-9:30 am: Final Set-up
  • 10:00 am: Open to the Public, including Flagship tours. Water Taxi begins.
  • 11:00 am: Entertainment, live music to 3:00 pm
  • 4:30-5 pm: Closing Celebration
  • 5:30 pm: End of Public Viewing (Boats can stay until 11:00 am, Sunday)

Sunday, June 14, 2020

  • 10:30 am: Wooden boats depart BYC on their journeys home.

Free Parking & Shuttle

Catch a FREE ride from 1600 Newport Center Drive 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.

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

You too, Gents

Black sole shoes leave scuff marks. Wear proper boat shoes or expect to take off those hard soles before boarding each boat.