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Anacortes Waterfront Festival

Anacortes Waterfront Festival – June 1 & 2, 2024

The annual Anacortes Waterfront Festival showcases why visitors come to our town to enjoy the Northwest’s premier boating venue.  A plethora of events during the festival includes free boat rides offered by AYC, the infamous Quick and Dirty Boat Building Contest where teams build boats all day and then test their floatability and race prowess down one of Cap Sante Marina’s fairways (Waterfront Festival | Experience Anacortes), children building wooden boats, and various displays presented by local organizations.  Plenty of festival food and drink is available in the parking lot north of the Harbormaster’s office.


Since the mid 90’s the Anacortes Yacht Club has offered free boat rides to the community during the Waterfront Festival held the first weekend in June.  Typically, each year we host over 600 passengers on AYC members’ boats.  About 65 AYC members volunteer for this philanthropy with about 15 -18 skippers and boats participating.  We have begun sign-ups for skippers/boats and support volunteers at the April General Meeting and now on the AYC website.

Come join your AYC friends for a memorable weekend (June 1 and 2) ending with a free THANK YOU BBQ at the club on Sunday afternoon.


Questions?  Contact Christine Post at 425-466-8728 or



Saturday, June 1, 2024, 8:00 AM until Sunday, June 2, 2024, 6:30 PM
Cap Sante Marina

Event Contact(s):
Christine Post
Registration is required
Payment In Full In Advance Only
Activities/Items    (Click the down-arrow to view details )
Waterfront Festival Set Up
Photographer - Saturday
Photographer - Sunday
Boats & Skippers Saturday am
Boats & Skippers Saturday pm
Boats & Skippers Sunday am
Boats & Skippers Sunday pm
Registration Desk Saturday am
Registration Desk Saturday pm
Registration Desk Sunday am
Registration Desk Sunday pm
Dock Hand Saturday am
Dock Hand Saturday pm
Dock Hand Sunday am
Dock Hand Sunday pm
Hospitality Escort Saturday am
Hospitality Escort Saturday pm
Hospitality Escort Sunday am
Hospitality Escort Sunday pm,
VHF Radio Operator - Saturday am
VHF Radio Operator - Saturday pm
VHF Radio Operator - Sunday am
VHF Radio Operator - Sunday pm
Waterfront Festival Tear Down