Port Jefferson, NY - June 10, 2016 - In celebration of our rich maritime heritage, the Incorporated Village of Port Jefferson in partnership with the New York Marine Trade Association, presents the 5th Annual Port Jefferson Boater’s Maritime Festival June 11-12, 2016.
The exciting festival will take place throughout the entire Village and to specifically showcase the Port Jefferson Harbor, one of the most popular deep-water harbors on Long Island. This two- day festival will host the Port Jeff Boat Show with over 50 boats on display and dozens of fishing vendors at one of the island’s only outdoor shows. Sailing demonstrations will take place on the harbor as well as a regatta planned on Sunday afternoon. Maritime related attractions, museums, and organizations will be present along with FREE open demos of kayaks, inflatable boats and paddleboards.
New this year and kicking off the weekend is an outdoor Crossfit Throwdown sponsored by CrossFit Hidden Pond Park. Also debuting this year is Chick-Fil-A’s family friendly addition to the event...the EUROBUNGY. Saturday night offers AFTER HOURS at the festival from 6pm to 8:30pm, featuring a Sunset Paddle Board and Kaya Tours, LIVE music and food and beverage at the Harbor Bistro!
Returning this year is the Paddle Battle Long Island Port Jefferson Race on Saturday, June 11th. The 2.5 mile recreational race includes kayak and stand up paddle boards, each in separate categories. This fun filled day of races helps raise money for not-for-profit organizations such as the United Way of Long Island VetsBuild program, the Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation and the East End Tourism Alliance.
The festival features artists on display, craft vendors and LIVE music. Sailing demos and clam eating contest are among the exciting and interactive events taking place at the Port Jefferson Boater’s Maritime Festival along with food and drink at the Harbor Bistro food court offered by local eateries. Pirate shows and treasure hunts will round out the entertainment for the entire family.
When: Friday, June 11th and Saturday, June 12th, 2016 from 11am to 6pm
Boat and Fishing Show – Town of Brookhaven Parking lot at West Broadway, Port Jefferson, NY 11777
Maritime Festival – Jeanne Garant Harbofront Park at 101 East Broadway, Port Jefferson, NY 11777