Schedule of Events
See what you missed in 2013! Stayed tuned for details on 2014.
2013 Festival dates are September 28th and 29th
Festival held rain or shine!
Download the Festival Map. [PDF]
Download the Saturday and Sunday schedules. [PDF]
(Schedules subject to change.)
There are cash prizes to be won at the festival this year.
Download the flyer [PDF] for more details.
- Performances of Music, Dance and Poetry
- Narrative Stage (Panel Discussions and Author Readings)
- Kid's Area (Family Performances)
- Cooking Demonstrations
- Contests (Scallop Shucking, Net Mending, Survival Suit Race, Rilleting, Link Squeezing)
- Coast Guard Demos
- Harbor Tours
- Author Readings
- Whaleboat Races
- Tugboat Muster
- Blessing of the Fleet
- A Working Waterfront Exhibit (Wharfinger Building, Fisherman's Wharf / Pier 3)
- Festival Store (Fisherman's Wharf)
- Big Boats, Little Boats, model boats and boat building (Coast Guard Park)
- Coast Guard Exhibits & Vessel Tours (Fisherman's Wharf, Coast Guard Park & State Pier)
- Farmers Market (State Pier)
- Fishing Vessel Tours (Fisherman's Wharf & Coast Guard Park)
- Festival Souvenirs (Fisherman's Wharf & Steamship Pier)
- Industry Exhibits (Steamship Pier)
- Kids Area (nautical crafts, Steamship Pier)
- Maritime Artisans Marketplace (Fisherman's Wharf)
- Non-profit Exhibits (Steamship Pier/Fisherman's Wharf)
- Occupational Demos (Steamship Pier)
- Self-Guided Walking Tours (depart from Wharfinger Building)
If you are interested in helping to plan, participating in or contributing financial or in-kind resources to the Festival please contact the Festival Committee at email@example.com or call 508-993-8894.
Experience an authentic, commercial fishing community . . .
- Tour commercial fishing boats, tugboats, Coast Guard Vessels and historic vessels.
- Listen to the fishing community share stories of their lives, skills and experiences.
- Watch demonstrations of net mending, trap making, fish filleting and more.
- Enjoy performances of music, dance, poetry, and theater.
- Hear maritime authors read from their works.
- Try your hand at knot tying, net mending and other skills.
Walk in the fisherman's boots for a day. . .
- See demonstrations by galley cooks, fisherman's wives and local chefs.
- Observe The Blessing of the Fleet.
The Working Waterfront Festival will present the many popular activities of past years including performances of music, dance and poetry; demonstrations and contests of industry skills; tours of workboats; documentary films and footage at sea; cooking demonstrations; author readings; children's activities; U.S. Coast Guard demos; Tug Boat Muster; whaleboat races, and more!
Harbor Tours are offered at a discounted rate during the Festival weekend.
Food and beverages are available for sale with proceeds benefiting the Working Waterfront Festival.