Each year, Galilee Harbor in Sausalito hosts its free Maritime Day festival — a celebration of the town’s rich maritime history, right on the shore of Richardson Bay — and this year is no exception. The annual event has only gotten bigger and better, and is a day for the whole family (whether sailing or non-sailing) to get on board and have a salty, good time.
This year’s event includes a wooden boat building demonstration by Arques School of Traditional Boatbuilding, the annual dinghy dash (which is a lot of fun to join), tours of historic vessels, and a free boat ride aboard Galilee Harbor’s SV Carodon.
There will also be the ever-popular artist booths and marine flea market. (No, you will not be able to buy seagoing fleas, just some really interesting and fun sailory knickknacks and “stuff.”) You can even enter the Olde Tyme Jar Raffle and be in the draw for prizes donated by local merchants.
But if all that sounds just too energetic for a Saturday by the Bay, you can just relax and listen to live music while sharing yarns, food and drinks with the locals. And you might even catch sight of Galilee Harbor’s resident great blue heron on the Mono Street Marsh.
When: Maritime Day is on Saturday, August 6, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: 300 Napa Street at Bridgeway, next to Dunphy Park, Sausalito.
Remember to bring a hat, and enjoy the day of live music, boat rides, fish ‘n’ chips, homemade pies and adult beverages, on the Sausalito waterfront.
Galilee Harbor Community Association is a cooperative, liveaboard community dedicated to preserving maritime arts and skills and providing affordable housing on the Sausalito waterfront. Located at 300 Napa Street at Bridgeway, next to Dunphy Park in Sausalito.