Celebrating our Five-Star Working Waterfront
Celebrating our Five-Star Working Waterfront

Harley Marine Seattle Maritime Festival

The following is an overview of our 2018 Festival. Details will be published in February.


Stories of the Sea

Thursday, May 10

7 - 10 p.m.

Highliner Public House, Fishermen’s Terminal, 3909 18th Avenue West

Maritime Poetry and Music Slam!!! 

Limited to 15 performers.

To register: info@SeattleMartime101.com

Sponsored by Seattle Propeller Club, Port of Seattle, Harley Marine and presented in cooperation with Pacific Marine Expo and National Fisherman. 

Family Fun Day

Saturday, May 13

11 a.m. to 4 p.m.,

Seattle Maritime Academy

4455 Shilshole Ave NW – just east of the Ballard Bridge

Don’t miss the boat at Seattle’s largest maritime industry celebration! 


Want to pilot a tugboat or a ferry boat? Try your hand at welding? Mend a fishing net? Fire an emergency flare? Or be in a Survival Suit Race?


It’s the Harley Marine Seattle Maritime Festival Family Fun Day, sponsored by the Seattle Propeller Club and Port of Seattle at The Seattle Maritime Academy from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 13. All events are free and subject to change.


The Family Fun Day will feature three free Argosy tours of the ship canal, a wide variety of Experience Maritime activities, displays and food trucks. The Experience Maritime activities offer tons of cool hands-on programs including kids boat building, welding, oceanography, emergency signals/flares, Coast Guard damage control trailer, emergency environmental response, life raft and boat tours, line tossing, fishing net mending, survival suit races and other family activities. A crowd-pleasing highlight will be the chance for the public to pilot a tugboat at the Academy’s bridge simulator. 

Harley Marine Seattle Maritime Festival Breakfast

Friday, May 18

Marriot Waterfront Hotel       

The breakfast will include the presentation of the Puget Sound Maritime Achievement Award and the Seattle Propeller Club Public Official of the Year Award. Details at www.seattlepropellerclub.org.

There is no admission charge to the Festival grounds.  All events subject to change.


Photos by Don Wilson, Port of Seattle, Seattle Maritime Academy and Saunderson Marketing Group.

Upcoming Events

Join the celebration of our working waterfront.


January 23

Maritime Day in Olympia



January 26 – February 3

Seattle International Boat Show

CenturyLink Field, South Lake Union, and an all-new location at Bell Harbor Marina




Experience Maritime, Youth Maritime Collaborative

Seattle Maritime Academy



April 21

Duwamish Alive! Restoration and Cleanup



Earth Day at Shilshole Bay Marina



Seattle Maritime Festival


Opening of Cruise Season



May 5

Opening Day of Boating Season sponsored by Seattle Yacht Club

Lake Union, Ship Canal, Lake Washington


May 10

Stories of the Sea Maritime Poetry and Song Slam sponsored by the Seattle Propeller Club

Highliner Public House, Fishermen’s Terminal



May 11 and 12

Northwest Paddling Festival sponsored by Northwest Marine Trade Association

Lake Sammamish State Park, Issaquah



May 12

Harley Marine Seattle Maritime Festival Family Fun Day sponsored by the Seattle Propeller Club

Seattle Maritime Academy



May 18           

Harley Marine Seattle Maritime Festival Breakfast sponsored by the Seattle Propeller Club

Marriot Waterfront Hotel        



May 18

Tacoma Propeller Club Chowdown



May 22

National Maritime Day



May 26 - 27

NW Seaport Classic Workboat Show

South Lake Union Park



All events subject to change.

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