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Port Plaza|404 Columbia St NW, Olympia, WA | Map

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Olympia Harbor Days returns - Full Speed Ahead! Join vendors who have been coming back for years! Over 55,000 people will set a course for the 49th annual award winning 2022 Olympia Harbor Days Festival, Labor Day Weekend! The festival hosts the Tugboats of the Puget Sound and engages maritime fans, arts & crafts followers, fair food junkies, music lovers and anyone in search of FREE family friendly fun. Join us today! The festival showcases the vintage tugboats, tall ships, steam ships and other historic vessels of twentieth century commerce on the Puget Sound. Merchant booths line the boardwalk, a stage is in the park and the Food Galley offers everything from seafood to fair food. On water, maritime fans enjoy tours of historic tugboats and vessels, cruises on Budd Bay and vintage tugboat races when they can be offered. There are over 250 things to do and see. Registration for all types of booths, boats, and volunteer participation now open. All info and online registration at On land, festival attendees enjoy great food, great music, great artisans, plus nautical and marine themed attractions, hands on activities, Olympia’s tugboat heritage, tribal history and the working waterfront with Port of Olympia tours. Bring your kids to this family-friendly maritime celebration and fuel their dreams of working on the water and sailing the world when they grow up. Olympia Harbor Days Festival also includes locally hand built small watercraft, tribal cultural sharings, sand carving, a LEGO Harbor Build, and dancing pirates just to name a few. The location at Percival Landing is a well-known Pacific Northwest maritime landmark located in downtown Olympia, the WA state Capitol, and is the southern-most tip of the Puget Sound, a destination for many who travel by boat. Hotels, shops, gallery’s, a children’s museum, restaurants, and bars featuring locally brewed beers, wines and distillery products are all within walking distance of the event. For more to do before or after your festival visit go to