Seattle Maritime Festival
From an epic poetry slam to a free walking tour of Fishermen’s Terminal and from a Family Fun Day featuring more than 30 free activities to the annual Festival breakfast, this year’s Seattle Maritime Festival was the most successful ever.
The festival, which is Seattle’s largest maritime industry celebration, is presented by the Seattle Propeller Club and Port of Seattle. Events took place from May 10-18.
The highlight of the activities was the annual Family Fun Day which brought thousands of families ot the Seattle Maritime Academy for a cargo ship full of free activities on Saturday, May 12.
Experience Maritime Activities
Free Argosy Ship Canal Tours - 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. - Presented by the Port of Seattle
Pilot a workboat at the full mission bridge simulator - Seattle Maritime Academy
Try your hand at welding - Vigor
Kids – Build your own boat! - Center for Wooden Boats
Ballard Locks - U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Oceanography - NOAA’s Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory
Try your hand at tossing a heaving line and a life ring - Seattle Maritime Academy
Learn about the Schooner Adventuress - Sound Experience
Abandon Ship! – Learn about the 7 steps of survival at sea - Seattle Maritime Academy
How to use flares and emergency signals - NPFVOA
ROV demonstration - Port of Seattle
Survival Suits Races (on land) - Compass Courses, Seattle Maritime Academy, Fisheries Supply
Salish Sea Expeditions
Vessel Traffic Monitoring System - Marine Exchange of Puget Sound
Learn about nautical charting - NOAA National Ocean Service, Office of Coast Survey
Knot Tying – Sea Scouts, Seattle Maritime Academy and Northwest Marine Trade Association
Life Boat Display - Compass Courses Maritime Training
Dive Team - Port of Seattle
Washington Sea Grant
Diving and Photography - NOAA
Oil Removal Demonstration - Global Diving and Salvage
Port of Seattle / KEXP Entertainment Stage
Noon – 12:45 p.m. The Not-Its!
1:15 - 2 p.m. Knut Bell and the Blue Collars
2:30 – 3:15 p.m. The Knast
Water Display - Seattle Fire Department, 11:15 a.m.
Tour a Seattle Fire Department Fireboat
Tour a U.S. Coast Guard vessel – on the plaza
Evergrey Photo Booth
Full Tilt Ice Cream
Port of Seattle
Seattle Propeller Club and Festival Information Booth
Youth Maritime Collaborative
Photos by Don Wilson, Port of Seattle, Seattle Maritime Academy and Saunderson Marketing Group.
Join the celebration of our working waterfront.
Seattle Maritime Festival
Opening of Cruise Season
Opening Day of Boating Season sponsored by Seattle Yacht Club
Lake Union, Ship Canal, Lake Washington
Stories of the Sea Maritime Poetry and Song Slam sponsored by National Fisherman Magazine and Pacific Marine Expo
Highliner Public House, Fishermen’s Terminal
Walking Tour of Fishermen's Terminal - FREE
10:30 a.m. - Noon
Sponsored by the Port of Seattle
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May 11 and 12
Northwest Paddling Festival sponsored by Northwest Marine Trade Association
Lake Sammamish State Park, Issaquah
Seattle Maritime Festival Family Fun Day sponsored by the Seattle Propeller Club
Seattle Maritime Academy
Seattle Maritime Festival Breakfast sponsored by the Seattle Propeller Club
Marriot Waterfront Hotel
Tacoma Propeller Club Chowdown
National Maritime Day
All Events Subject to change.