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The 43rd Annual Lake Union Wooden Boat Festival
September 28 + 29, 2019
10am-6pm both days


Food, live music, workshops, presentations, boats, races, and more!

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Schedule

Click on the “Learn More” button under each venue to view the schedule for that location.

 
 
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Wagner Education Center

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Lake Union Park

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Main Stage

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Waterfront

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Historic Ships Wharf

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Floating Boatshop

On the Water Activities Registration

INTERESTED IN RACING, JOUSTING, DANCING, OR BUILDING? SIGN UP TO BE A PART OF OUR ON THE WATER COMPETITIONS! Please note that most activities will be taking place under the “floating boatshop” schedule, but other activities like el toro races and public cruises can be found under the “waterfront” schedule.

 

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 Speaker Series

WE HAVE A TON OF AMAZING SPEAKERS THIS YEAR! COME TO BE DELIGHTED BY STORIES, WORKSHOPS, AND LESSONS OF THE SEAS!

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Exhibitor Boats

Boat registration for on-the-water is now closed. To be considered for the waitlist or have your boat displayed on land, please contact the festival team at festival@cwb.org with your name, vessel name, type of vessel, and length.

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Vendor Information

Calling makers of all sorts! We’re looking for vendors to participate in the festival from the following categories: educational, food, and retail. Interested in partaking? Fill out the designated application under your category and email the completed form to festival@cwb.org for consideration.

Please note that some categories may already be full.

 
 
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EDUCATIONAL

We are finalizing our educational vendors. Please contact our festival team with a completed application for consideration. You will receive an email confirmation of your participation.

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FOOD

We are no longer accepting applications for food vendors.

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RETAIL

We are still looking for retail vendors! Please contact our festival team with a completed application for consideration. You will receive an email confirmation of your participation.

 Volunteer at Festival!

our volunteers are the backbone of not only this organization, but our festival as well!
we need your help to make sure the boats stay afloat during this 2-day event.
are you able to volunteer? check out the posts we need filled at the button below:

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 Sponsors, Donors, & Recognitions


MAINSAIL SPONSOR: $10,000

JIB SPONSOR: $5,000

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MIZZEN SPONSOR: $2,500

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SQUARESAIL SPONSOR: $1,000

TOPSAIL SPONSOR: $500


IN-KIND DONATIONS

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RECOGNITION OF SUPPORT

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Still interested in contributing to the 43rd Annual Lake Union Wooden Boat Festival?

Contact festival@cwb.org for more information.

 

 Inquiries

FOR ALL FESTIVAL RELATED INQUIRIES, PLEASE CONTACT FESTIVAL@CWB.ORG.

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Location

 
 

PLEASE NOTE:

The Fairview Ave N bridge will be closed September 23 and will remain closed for approximately 18 months. During construction, the bridge will be closed to all through traffic including people walking and biking. The floating walkway adjacent to the bridge will also close as early as September 23 and will remain closed for the duration of construction. Local access will be maintained for businesses north and south of the bridge, and "businesses are open" signs will be posted.

THE CENTER FOR WOODEN BOATS IS LOCATED AT:

1010 VALLEY STREET
SEATTLE, WA 98109


PARKING CAN BE TRICKY!!
PLAN FOR THE TRIP AHEAD

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Congratulations to the 2019 Poster Contest Winner: Fred Truitt!

ABOUT THE ARTIST

John Frederick (Fred) Truitt was born and raised in Southwest Philadelphia, PA. Truitt Learned to sail at Jersey Shore on Lightnings and Penguins and he also hauled a Percy Baker, Bell Island dory back home to Bainbridge Island from La Have, Nova Scotia.

Truitt earned his degrees from Muhlenberg College in Allentown, PA and Indiana University in Bloomington, IN. From the year 1969 to 2003 Truitt taught international trade and business at a variety of universities including the following: Manchester University, England, University of Washington, Willamette University, and was a visiting lecturer in Japan, Denmark, and Finland.

Truitt currently has local exhibits in the following locations: Art Soup (Mora Ice Cream Shop), Bainbridge Arts and Crafts (TAP).

You can find him also teaching at the following: TAP’s “Art After 60” program at Wyatt House, Island Volunteer Caregivers, Bainbridge Senior Center, Art in the Lobby at the Harrison Hospital in Bremerton, and the Winslow Art Center.

ARTIST STATEMENT

I have been drawing since I first got my hand on a pencil. I like pen, ink, and water-soluble pencil, and I incorporate these mediums into plein air (French for ‘open air’) watercolor travel journals which I have kept since 1960. I strive for fresh and spontaneous records of travels in the United States, Canada, Japan, SE Asia, Chile, Ecuador, and Europe and often find a way to get some kind of boat in the picture.

Although mostly self-taught, I have studied watercolor with Jennifer Roberts Almodova and Robert Dvorak on Maui and Oahu, and I have taken courses at the University of Washington, Salem Art Museum, and Pacific Northwest College of Art.

– John Frederick (Fred) Truitt