Walk in a fisherman’s boots for the day and experience an authentic, commercial fishing community . . .

  • Tour commercial fishing boats, tugboats, 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, poetry, and theater.
  • Hear maritime authors read from their works.
  • Try your hand at knot tying, net mending and other skills.
  • See demonstrations by galley cooks, fisherman’s wives, and local chefs.

Scheduled Activities

  • Performances of Music and Fisherpoetry
  • Author Readings
  • Films
  • Cooking Demonstrations
  • Contests – Scallop Shucking, Net Mending, Survival Suit Race, and Link Squeezing
  • Harbor Tours
  • Whaleboat Races and Rides
  • Tugboat Muster

Ongoing Activities

  • A Working Waterfront Exhibit at Wharfinger Building,  Pier 3
  • Festival Store
  • Fishing Vessel Tours
  • Industry Exhibits
  • Kids’ Area
  • Maritime Artisans Marketplace
  • Non-profit Exhibits
  • Occupational Demonstrations
  • Self-Guided Walking Tours  – depart from Wharfinger Building
  • Harbor Tours at a discounted rate – depart from Tonnessen Park