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What’s Happening at the Festival?

June 30, 2010

There’s lots going on this weekend at CWB – it’s the 34th Annual Lake Union Wooden Boat Festival!

Free Boat Rides

It’s up to you whether you just sit back and enjoy the ride or roll up your sleeves and trim some sails. Or maybe a leisurely turn in a rowboat is more to your liking. Free boat rides run continuously throughout the Festival and it’s our greatest pleasure to see you out in a beautiful wooden boat. Sign up early at the northeast corner of the Festival, rides fill up fast!

Explore Boats

In the spirit of CWB, where visitors have access to historic sailing and rowing vessels from the museum collection, this is a hands-on show. All vessels will have owners, builders or skippers available to share their experiences and answer your questions. Walk the docks and explore more than 100 wooden boats of every vintage and type: sail, tug, row, power and paddle. Many of the boats will invite visitors aboard!

Quick & Daring Race

Are they amazing or just crazy? Watch teams build a boat in 24 hours and cheer them on as they launch and compete in an exciting and hilarious race on Sunday at 4 pm. The contest is a stretching exercise for boatbuilders’ creativity, planning and construction skills but its special purpose is to provide an exciting and enjoyable experience for contestants and spectators.

…and Much More!

Play nautical trivia in the pub on Saturday at 4pm, participate in a workshop or watch a demonstration. Appreciate the craftsmanship of the displays in the Ship Model Exhibit in the Armory. Explore crafts and artwork from dozens of vendors. Listen to fantastic live music and enjoy breathtaking views of Lake Union. Enjoy delicious food and drink from the diverse selection of food vendors, and then finish it off with a cone from Lopez Island Creamery!

Learn more about the 2010 Lake Union Wooden Boat Festival at

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