37th Annual Lake Union Wooden Boat Festival
At Lake Union Park July 4th thru 7th
Where: Lake Union Park & The Center for Wooden Boats
1010 Valley St, Seattle, WA 98109
When: Thursday July 4th, 2013 through Sunday July 7th, 2013
Time: 10:00am – 6:00pm daily
Cost: Free! (Donations gratefully accepted)
Seattle, WA [June 11, 2013]: The 37th Lake Union Wooden Boat Festival kicks off this year on the 4th of July, and runs a full 4 days. The Wooden Boat Festival is designed to celebrate the maritime heritage of Seattle, and get people out on the water on historic wooden boats.
The 2013 Festival will include: visiting vessels, boat tours, free public boat rides on Lake Union, activities for kids including toy boat building and a scavenger hunt, craft and skill demonstrations, food vendors, live music, and a 24 hour boat building race called the Quick and Daring. Teams have 24-hours to build their boats, and if they don’t do a good job…who knows if it will hold together during the race…or sink. New in 2013 will be the Cordless Challenge Races, where competitors will power their boats…with cordless drills.
It all starts on the 4th of July! Lake Union Park will be open for families looking for somewhere to spread their blankets and watch the fireworks over Lake Union.
Want to get involved? Bring your wooden boat to the show! There’s no fee to display your boat unless you post a for sale sign. For information about exhibiting at festival check the CWB website: www.cwb.org/2013festival
Don’t own a boat? Watch your child build a toy boat or go all out and create your own design for our 24hr Quick and Daring Race! Participants build a boat and race it against other contestants on Sunday, July 7th. Cash prizes are awarded. To enter, please contactDick@cwb.org.
About The Center for Wooden Boats
The Center for Wooden Boats, founded in 1976, provides a gathering place where maritime history comes alive through direct experience and our small craft heritage is enjoyed, preserved, and passed along to future generations. CWB, with locations on Lake Union in Seattle and at Cama Beach State Park on Camano Island, engages visitors in whole body learning by putting the historic boats, oars and paddles, sails and tools in the hands of people who visit.
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