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Port Washington Festival Celebrates Maritime Heritage

With tall ships in the harbor for tours, and a cardboard regatta to test your own shipbuilding skill, this festival is a hit with families and history buffs.

Port Washington Maritime Heritage Festival

This three-day lakeside event celebrates Port Washington. Running Aug. 17-19, the free festival is held in Downtown Port Washington. 

The Port Washington Maritime Heritage Festival is a family-friendly event that combines water and land in a perfectly blended lakeside event.

Three tall ships dock in the Port harbor each year for the event, and tours of the boats are available for a price. Also check out musical entertainment, historical activities and displays, as well as crafts and children's activities. The event also features fireworks and a variety of food vendors to choose from. 

The event focuses on the educational value of the maritime history in the Port Washington area, according to the event's website. "

Last year, event organizers added a Cardboard Boat Regatta race to the event, in which participants built boats completely out of cardboard and a few other select materials; the boats surprisingly floated in the harbor!

That event is coming back again, and this year there is a build-ahead as well as a build-that-day event. 

Read about last year's event in these stories from Patch:

 

 

For more information: 262-268-1132 or http://www.portmaritimefestival.com/index.html

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