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It's happening - Wooden Boat Festival 2022

by Wooden Boat Festival 1 May 19:12 UTC September 9-11, 2022
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Festival magic is in the air! We can almost smell the wood, varnish, corn on the cob, hear the music, and feel the spirit of Festival.

After a two-year hiatus of in-person festivities, we are beyond thrilled to invite our community back to celebrate with us here in Port Townsend at the 45th Annual Wooden Boat Festival, September 9-11, 2022.

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New in 2022

Planning is well under way, and applications for boaters, vendors, presenters, and musicians are rolling in! Here's a taste of what you can look forward to this year...

  • All-time favorite headliners Nigel Calder and Lin Pardey are BACK! (and a few other big names are hoping to make it too... stay tuned)
  • Discover the rich maritime history of Croatia with this year's Croatian Boatbuilding theme.
  • The new Innovation Marketplace and Green Boating Stage will be eco-focused and filled with presenters and exhibitors eager to share how to make your boat and operations more sustainable.
  • And, there are several new ways to get on the water! From boat tours and private sails to new paddlewheelers and rowing skiffs—there's a fun way for all ages to experience the magic of the water!

This is a year not to miss!

Poster on sale now

We like to do things big here at the Wooden Boat Festival, so this year we're stoked to share our 45th annual Festival poster featuring artwork by one of the world's most famous living maritime artists—Steven Dews!

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Meet the artist

Steven and his wife Louise sailed into Port Townsend on their custom 60-foot Schooner Wolfhound in June 2021 for a 2-3 month stay. They stepped ashore and within a few days decided to spend a year here.

They fell in love with the beauty, the availability of fine craftsmanship and marine trades, and the people. They are heading north for the summer but will be back in town to work on some commissions in July and August—stay tuned for a poster signing event in the Chandlery in August and at the Festival.

Own a piece of Steven's work and order your limited edition poster today!

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