Hours:10am - 5pm
This annual Anacortes event has something for everyone: an open-air car show, food vendors, arts and craft booths, children’s activities, giant slides, water balls, dinners and dances, live music and entertainment, wine and beer garden, and so much more! The Anacortes Waterfront Festival is all about letting your inner sailor embrace life on the water. Dates for 2016 are Saturday June 4th and Sunday June 5th. The Anacortes Waterfront Festival showcases the best of waterfront activities. On Saturday, Quick and Dirty Boat Building teams build boats all day and then test their floatability. Take a free boat ride – both days! – with the Anacortes Yacht Club on ‘D’ Dock by registering at the gazebo by the marina’s main office between 10am and 3:30pm. Hands-on children’s activities include building wooden sail boats with Fidalgo Island Rotary, games, and more. Channel of Discovery displays range from model boats, to learning about our waterfront environment and forest land wildlife. A great variety of food vendors offer everything from pulled pork sandwiches, cotton candy and hotdogs, to Hawaiian BBQ, Gyros, Mexican tamales and more! Relax in the beer garden with live music and sea shanties. Festival hours: Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Waterfront Festival is located on the grounds of the beautiful Cap Sante Marina at 1019 Q Avenue in Anacortes, WA. Anacortes is located between Seattle, WA and Vancouver, BC. From I-5, head west on Highway 20 to Anacortes. Go north on Commercial Avenue. Turn right on 11th Street. The festival is in the parking lot of the marina on 11th and Q (across from the Safeway parking lot). Parking is available in the gravel lot next to the marina and along adjacent streets. Please do not use the Safeway lot. ADA accessible parking is located just south of the harbormasters building.