Schedule of EventsJune 9-11, 2017
4th 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
- Vote “People’s Choice” awards and applaud “Best of Show” awards
- 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
- Youth Toy Boat building
- Silent Auction items to benefit Youth Sailing programs
- Cruises aboard 82 foot schooner Curlew
- Voyage to Discovery Cube’s Ocean Quest at the Fun Zone by water taxi
Friday, June 9, 2017
- Wooden Boat Owners only
- 10:00 18:00 – Boat Entrant Check-in, packets, swag bag and boat placement.
- 17:00 – 18:30 – VIP Welcome Reception aboard 100’ classic 1929 M/V Electra.
Saturday, June 10, 2017
- Boat Owners & General Public
- 07:00-09:30 – Final Set-up
- 10:00 – Open to the Public
- 10:00 – 15:00 (3pm) – People’s Choice Voting
- 16:30 – 17:00 (4:30-5pm) – Awards Celebration
- 17:30 (5:30pm) – End of Public Viewing Event (Boats can stay until 12:30 June 11, 2017)
Sunday, June 11, 2017
- 9:00 am – Skipper’s Meeting for Sail-by and Wooden Boat Festival in BYC Clubhouse. Continental breakfast (Skippers/Owners only).
- 11:00 am – Wooden Boat Parade
90 minutes around Newport Harbor. View the parade from around the harbor or enjoy Champagne Brunch aboard Curlew or Electra.
All boats and exhibitors must have removed all their property from BYC grounds.
- 1:30 pm – Newport Harbor Heritage Sail-By (participation optional).
Details to follow.
Shop Wooden Boat Festival Store
The Information Booth, volunteers and concierges are available to assist you.