2017 Festival Highlights

An Olympia Kiwanis event presented by the Squaxin Island Tribe
September 1st, 2nd, & 3rd, 2017   Port Plaza to Percival Landing
Friday 5p-8p, Saturday 10a-7p, Sunday 10a-6p   

Celebrating 44 Years of Vintage Tugboats & Maritime Heritage
Enjoy more FUN & NEW features & activities at OHD 2017!

  

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Welcome to Olympia Harbor Days Love: Tugboats? Fun? History? Arts & Crafts? Music? Food? and more Fun?  Mark your calendar now for Labor Day weekend:  September 1-3, 2017, Friday 5p-8p, Saturday 10a-7p, Sunday 10a-6p.  Olympia Harbor Days (OHD) an annual non-profit festival, celebrates the return of the vintage tugboats of the Puget Sound to Olympia for three days of entertainment, food, art, history, and a last farewell to summer.  Vintage tugboats, retired or working, are moored at Olympia’s Percival Landing where you can Tour the Tugs on Saturday.  Be on hand Sunday as the tugs leave shore at noon to participate in the annual World’s Largest Vintage Tugboat Races!  The tugs race the deep channel of Budd Bay near Butler Cover. (Click on the Tugboat tab to see the 2016 winners!)   

Salish Sea Celebration at the Seaport:  Salmon Bake, Tribal Art, Demonstrations & Cultural Activities
presented by our title sponsor the Squaxin Island Tribe

World’s Largest Vintage Tugboat Show & Races:  Tug Tours Saturday, Tug Races Sunday
sponsored by Chehalis Tribe’s Lucky Eagle Casino & Hotel

Harbor Tours & Race Viewing Cruise aboard our Spectator Ships:  The Virginia V Steamship &
Tall Ships Lady Washington & Hawaiian Chieftain
sponsored by WA Federation of State Employees 

Sand Carving Display and Quick Carve Contests:  Form Finders Sand Carvers
sponsored by Thomas Architecture Studios, Thurston First Bank & OSG Dozing

 Kids Days Activities Under the Pavilion and on the Lawn:  Hands on Children’s Museum &
Puget Sound Estuarium
Kids Rides at the Tot Lot On Columbia:  Giant Purple Slide * Bungy Jump * Bubble Fun Walk on Water

sponsored by Heritage Bank

Free Port Tours with a Real Locomotive:  Schedule Coming Soon
by the Port of Olympia Staff

Live Music & Entertainment at the Percival Main Stage:  Slow Roller, Yodelady, Blues County Sherifff,
Mukana Marimba, Rich Wetzel’s Groovin Higher Orchestra, FisherPoets on the Road, Mazigazi, Olson Bros Band

sponsored by Washington’s Lottery

Remote Controlled Tugboats
sponsored by ILWU Local 47

Enjoy more fun at the third largest festival in the county!
Arts & Crafts Show!  Food & Tons of Fun including:

 WWII Coast Guard Cutter Tug Comanche Tours!
Annual OHD Raffle!
Mixx 96 FREE Giveaway!
Bagpipers, Barbershop Singers, Samba Olywa Pirate Parade
6 Airbound Underground High Flying Aerial Shows!
ZumbaRegistered Trademark in the Port Plaza!
Timberland Library Stories and Activities
The South Sound Reading Foundation Book Giveaway
Walter the Water Safety Boat with WA State Parks Boating Program

All this and more packed into 3 days of family fun!

Location and Directions
Olympia Harbor Days is located at
222 Columbia St. NW, Olympia, WA 98501-8208
CONSIDER RIDING THE BUS! Visit INTERCITY TRANSIT for routes and schedules! View Larger Map

Thanks to Olympia, Lacey & Tumwater VCB.  Learn more about where to stay & what to do!
2017 Sponsors and Community Partners!

SPECIAL THANK YOU TO ALL THESE BUSINESSES.  PLEASE SHOW THEM YOUR SUPPORT WHEN YOU CAN and BE SURE TO TELL THEM YOU LOVE OLYMPIA HARBOR DAYS!
                Port of Olympia FB     City-Olympia_logo-blue new 2016      WFSE Logo4.C28color     Lucky Eagle logo-on-black     TheOlympianLogoHeritage Bank                     Cabela's Logo         ClarusLogo_blue     OYC from Sign Dezign  double-tree-logo     PT_Logo_2013_WhiteBkgd       Straight Light StudioQuality Self Storage 2016 Logo 1   Budd Bay FB   Island Johnny             ILWU   bruscologo  Dunlap Towing Company web    Foss  Saltchuk-logo   Pacific Stage logo     EVENT PRO logo      Timberland Bank logoVertical NEW2     Westbay MarinaRants Group        Total Wine    tugboat-annies-250x47Capital Logo new 2016- Gold& Friends of the Festival…
FRED GOLDBERG * LES & MARY ELDRIDGE * THE SMYTH FAMILY
 CAPITAL CITY YACHT SALES * OLYMPIA HARBOR PATROL * CHILDHOOD’S END GALLERY GRANDPA’S SODA FOUNTAIN CREAM SHOP * SEIFERT LAW OFFICES * BILL WEBB
OLYMPIA FRAME MAKERS * CAPITAL LAKEFAIR * HANDS ON CHILDREN’S MUSEUM
TIMBERLAND LIBRARY * PROCESSION OF THE SPECIES / EARTHBOUND PRODUCTIONS

Come with your LOVE of adventure and join the Olympia Kiwanis to experience
the South Sound’s classiest event…with a little something for everyone in the whole family!