Port of FH launches first-ever ‘Welcome to the Water’ festival

The Port of Friday Harbor will participate in National Marina Day on June 8 with a “Welcome to the Water” Marina Festival.

Islanders and visitors are encouraged to discover or be reacquainted with the fun times of the boating lifestyle.

The Port’s festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Front Street, directly behind the Port Office, and on the docks closest to shore. There will be a seafood chowder cook-off, a marine swap meet, live music and children’s activities.

The Port will also have a raffle fundraiser for the Friday Harbor High School Sailing Team and the Friday Harbor Power Squadron will offer free vessel safety inspections.

This is an opportunity for island citizens and visitors who don’t have a boat to get out on the water for free. Friday Harbor Marine will provide free dinghy, kayak, paddle boat and electric Duffy boat rides.

The Port intends to make this waterfront festival an annual occasion, so stop by and get out on the water!

For info: Tami Hayes, (360)378-2688.