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SATURDAY JULY 1ST – TUESDAY JULY 4TH: The Wooden Boat Festival is designed to celebrate the maritime heritage of the Northwest, putting tools in hands and getting people out on the water in historic wooden boats. There’s nothing stuffy about the wooden boat festival. This is an old-fashioned, down-home waterfront event where everything is fun and most things are free.

Registration FOR WOODEN BOATS OF ALL SHAPES now open

All boats exhibiting at the 2017 Lake Union Wooden Boat Festival – new or returning – need to register.


If you’re interested in participating as a booth or vendor, or know someone, email

Please check back for more information about being a vendor.

Quick & Daring Boatbuilding

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Compete to win the Lake Union Challenge Cup! Build a boat in 24 hours during the Lake Union Wooden Boat Festival, then race against other teams on Lake Union. The contest is a stretching exercise for the boatbuilder’s creativity, planning and construction skills, but its special purpose is to provide an exciting and enjoyable experience for contestants and spectators.


JUNE 1 CWB Notified of Intent to Enter
JUNE 12 Design Submissions Entered
JUNE 18 Entrants Notified of Acceptance

To Submit an Entry:

Deliver design submissions in person or by mail to
The Center for Wooden Boats
Attn: Quick & Daring
1010 Valley Street
Seattle, WA 98109


music schedule coming soon

Please check back for music schedule!