(949) 673-3515 x 135 | June 10, 2023

Schedule of Events

7th Annual
Newport Beach Wooden Boat Festival

Main Event June 10, 2023

FREE Parking & Shuttle – 9 am – 6 pm

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 AVIATOR
  • 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 9, 2023

  • 10 am – 6 pm: Boat Entrant Check-in, packets, swag bag and boat placement.
  • 4:30 – 6pm: Wooden Boat Entrants, VIPs reception cruise aboard Aviator6:30 – 8:00 pm: Sponsors & VIPs reception cruise

Saturday, June 10, 2023

  • 7-9:30 am: Final Set-up
  • 10:00 am: Open to the Public, including Flagship tours.
  • 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 11, 2023

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

Free Parking & Shuttle

FREE rides from
1600 Newport Center Drive
9 am to 6 pm. [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.