Ahoy and Climb Aboard! Olympia Harbor Days Tugboat Races & Festival, an Olympia Kiwanis Event, is an annual celebration where tugboats return to the top of the Puget Sound for three days of family fun including: entertainment, food, art, history, tribal cultural art & activities and a last farewell to summer! Everyone loves this festival - tugboat enthusiasts, history buffs, arts & crafts lovers, food junkies, music groovers and more.
FREE family activities and lots of fun for the whole family. Kids activities include a Lego's Harbor Build, Marine Science on land and on a research vessel, Hand's On Children's Museum "Rumble Tug Racing" and more. Also see professional sand carvers, wood carvers & boat builders, and a intro to maritime education for teens "Working on the Water". Mark your calendar now and set your destination to Olympia WA for Labor Day weekend. This award winning festival even offers a Weekend Getaway Cruise from Tacoma to get to Olympia. See website for details.
Olympia Harbor Days is host to the World’s Largest Vintage Tugboat Show and Races, with climb aboard touring on Saturday. Be on hand Sunday at noon as the tugs leave shore to participate in the Annual Harbor Days Tugboat Races in the deep channel of the bay. Watch the races from your own boat or the Virginia V – visit www.HarborDays.com to purchase tickets and view schedule! Advanced ticket sales now open for Tall Ships sailings too. Find us on Facebook or Instagram at Olympia Harbor Days. You do not want to miss the boat!! All proceeds and donations go to the Olympia Kiwanis Foundation for college scholarships! All Tugboats and Work boats welcome. Vendors & Sponsors welcome to apply as booths last.
NEW THIS YEAR! Inaugural 10K or 5K Olympia Harbor Days Walkabout. Walk at your own pace around the harbor including the Historic Tugboat Trail along Percival Landing prior to the opening of the free 46th annual waterfront Olympia Harbor Days Tugboat Races & Festival. Walk. Registration opens at 2PM at Batdorf and Bronson, 200 Market St. Return by 5PM, for the Squaxin Island Tribe opening blessing. Extend your stay at the Hotel RL, a Red Lion Property, just a short distance with free shuttle service. Details at HarborDays.com.