Olympia Harbor Days Tugboat Races and Maritime Festival is an annual Labor Day Weekend event, opening Friday at 5 PM and runs through Sunday till 6 PM. This beloved Olympia family and kid friendly favorite since 1973, is located in downtown Olympia along the Waterfront from the famous Kiss Statue on the boardwalk from Percival Park to the lookout tower at the Port Plaza.
Olympia Harbor Days is a FREE community event featuring the World’s Largest Vintage Tugboat Show and Races!! Other special features for all to enjoy include Squaxin Island Cultural activities and Salish Seaport, sand carving, arts & crafts booths, food including Tribal Salmon Bake, harbor tours on tall ships Lady Washington or Hawaiian Chieftain and historic steam ship Virginia V, WWII floating museum Tug Comanche, remote controlled tugs, kids activities with Olympia’s Hands On Children’s Museum and Puget Sound Estuarium, Port of Olympia tours, outdoor trapeze aerial performances, live entertainment and so more including give-away contest & raffle. Festival details, schedule, and maps, can be found at www.HarborDays.com or on Facebook “Olympia Harbor Days”.
The festival is an Olympia Kiwanis event, www.olympiakiwanis.org. The Olympia Kiwanis Club is a non-profit community service organization focused on serving the children of the community since 1921. Festival donations and proceeds help fund college scholarships and other Kiwanis projects and keep the tugboats coming to Olympia.
Childrens Cork Boat Regatta with Olympia’s Hand’s On Children’s Museum and marine activities with Puget Sound Estuarium – geared to ages 3 to 14.