2017 Schedule

The Squaxin Island Tribe presents the 44th Annual
2017 Olympia Harbor Days Tugboat Races & Festival, an Olympia Kiwanis Club event!
Tons of fun for the whole family all weekend long!  And it’s FREE! Toot Toot!
September 1 – 3, 2017 – you do not want to miss it!

Olympia Harbor Days Main Events and Amazing Sponsors
Olympia Harbor Days Title Sponsor and Salish Seaport Host sponsored by the Squaxin Island Tribe & Little Creek Casino
Harbor Tours and Race Viewing on Steamship and Tall Ships sponsored by Washington Federation of State Employees
Vintage Tugboat Show and Races sponsored by Chehalis Tribes Lucky Eagle Casino
Community Boat Building South Sound Maritime Heritage Association & Tacoma Community Boat Builders
Kids Activities & Rides sponsored by Heritage Bank
Main Music Stage presented by Washington’s Lottery
Sand Sculpting by Form Finders sponsored by Thomas Architecture Studios, Thurston First Bank & OSG Dozing
Kiwanis Harbor House History & Information Center sponsored by Olympia Federal Savings Bank
Remote Controlled Tugboats sponsored by International Longshoremen Workers Union Local #47


Our schedule as it stands right now (but watch for updates):***

 Friday, September 1st
All Festival Scheduled Events
5:00 pm  Opening Ceremonies with Squaxin Island Tribe Blessing- Percival Landing Main Music Stage
5:00 pm Arrival of Mosquito Fleet Historic Steamship Virginia V*
5:30 pm to 8:00 pm  Slow Rollers Rock Band – Percival Landing Main Music Stage
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm  Tall Ship** Excursion Sails – Lady Washington & Hawaiian Chieftain – Port Plaza Dock ($42 – $49 pp)**

All Evening – 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Friday at Percival Landing
Kiwanis Harbor House Maritime History & Information Center
Olympia Harbor Days Kiwanis Scholarship Raffle Tickets $5 with 33 Items to Win

Arrival and Greeting of the Vintage Tugs – Limited Touring at Skippers Discretion (donations appreciated)
OHD 2017 Tug Teal Logo Wear!  Hats, T’s, and Hoodies
Shop the hundreds of Arts, Crafts and Commercial Booths
Fire Truck Tour and Display
Sand Sculpting by Form Finders
Tug Comanche – A Floating WWII Museum (donations appreciated)
Mini Tug 
Smitty J Photo Op
Cabela’s Boats
Giant Purple Slide, Walk on Water Balls, Bungy Jumping
Mixx 96 Giveaway
And at the Food Court:  
Shaved Ice, Kettle Corn, Roasted Corn, Baked Potatoes, Tamales, Buritos, Tacos, Nachos, Smoked Turkey Legs, Fish & Chips, Chicken Strips, Clam Strips, Corn Dogs, Strawberry Shortcake, Ice Cream Bars, Rootbeer Floats, Lemonade, Elephant Ears, Fried Twinkies, Cotton Candy, Gyros, Dogs, Brats, Burgers, Phillies, Fries, Forrey’s Forza Coffee Truck & More!

Friday at Squaxin Salish Seaport on the Port Plaza
Squaxin Island Tribe Salmon Bake
Kiwanis Hot Dogs and Snow Cones
Historic Steamship Touring – Virginia V*  (donations appreciated)
Tall Ship Touring & Excursions – Lady Washington & Hawaiian Chieftain** ($5 donation)

Boating Safety with Safety Boat Walter and the WA State Parks Boating Program
Remote Controlled Tugs
Robotics Demonstrations
Civil Air Patrol Flight Simulator
Face Painting
Food at the Seaport:  Salmon, Fry Bread, Grilled Corn, Caesar Salad, Sweet Potato Fries, Ahi Burger, Mahi Mahi Tacos, Hamburger, Cheesburger, Gazpacho Catalan, Shrimp Cocktail, Lemonade, Soda & More!

Saturday, September 2nd
All Festival Scheduled Events
TBA – Port Of Olympia Tours & Trains – Port Plaza
TBA – Airbound Underground Aerial Performance Troupe – Percival Landing
10:00 am – 6:00 pm  Tugboat Show and Tours (donations appreciated) – Percival Landing
11:30 am – 1:00 pm  Yodelady Fiddle Trio – Percival Landing Main Music Stage
12:00 pm – 4:00 pm  Lakefair Princesses – Percival Landing
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm  Virginia V* Harbor Tour Cruise #1 (boarding at Noon) – Port Plaza Dock (price TBD)*
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm  The Puget Sounders Barbershop Chorus – Strolling the Festival
12:45 pm – 1:15 pm Children’s Book Giveaway & Activity with South Sound Reading Foundation – Percival Landing
1:15 pm – 1:45 pm  Story Time & Activity with Timberland Library – Percival Landing
1:30 pm – 3:30 pm  Blues County Sheriff Blues Band – Percival Landing Main Music Stage
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm  Zumba at Harbor Days – Port Plaza
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm  Tall Ships** Battle Sail: 
Lady Washington vs. Hawaiian Chieftain (boarding at 1:30 – Port Plaza Dock ($42 – 79 pp)**
1:45 pm – 2:15 pm Children’s Book Giveaway & Activity with South Sound Reading Foundation – Percival Landing
2:15 pm – 2:45 pm  Story Time   & Activity with Timberland Library – Percival Landing
2:45 pm – 3:15 pm Children’s Book Giveaway & Activity with South Sound Reading Foundation – Percival Landing
3:15 pm – 3:45 pm  Story Time & Activity with Timberland Library – Percival Landing
3:30 pm – 5:00 pm  Mukana Marimba Band – Percival Landing Main Music Stage
3:30 pm – 4:30 pm  Virginia V Harbor Tour Cruise #2 (boarding at 3:00) – Port Plaza Dock (price TBD)*
3:45 pm – 4:15 pm Children’s Book Giveaway & Activity with South Sound Reading Foundation – Percival Landing
4:15 pm – 4:45 pm  Story Time & Activity with Timberland Library – Percival Landing
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm  Rich Wetzel’s Groovin’ Higher Orchestra Jazz/Rock Band – Percival Landing Main Music Stage

All Day – 10:00 am to 7:00 pm
Saturday at Percival Landing 
Kiwanis Harbor House Maritime History & Information Center
Olympia Harbor Days Kiwanis Scholarship Raffle Tickets $5 with 33 Items to Win
Tugboat Show & Tours – Keep the Vintage Tugs Coming to OHD (donations appreciated)
Tug Comanche – A Floating WWII Museum (donations appreciated)
OHD 2017 Tug Teal Logo Wear!  Hats, T’s, and Hoodies
Shop the hundreds of Arts, Crafts and Commercial Booths
Fire Truck Tour and Display
Cork Boat Regatta with Hands on Children’s Museum
Marine Activities and Face Painting with Puget Sound Estuarium
Sand Sculpting by Form Finders
Smitty J Photo Op
Cabela’s Boats
Giant Purple Slide, Walk on Water Balls, Bungy Jumping
Mixx 96 Giveaway
Where is Lenny Lekanoff from Discovery’s Deadliest Catch? (hint: on Tug Galene)
And at the Food Court:  Shaved Ice, Kettle Corn, Roasted Corn, Baked Potatoes, Tamales, Buritos, Tacos, Nachos, Smoked Turkey Legs, Fish & Chips, Chicken Strips, Clam Strips, Corn Dogs, Strawberry Shortcake, Ice Cream Bars, Rootbeer Floats, Lemonade, Elephant Ears, Fried Twinkies, Cotton Candy, Gyros, Dogs, Brats, Burgers, Phillies, Fries, Forrey’s Forza Coffee Truck & More!

Saturday at Squaxin Salish Seaport on the Port Plaza
Squaxin Island Tribe Salmon Bake
Kiwanis Hot Dogs and Snow Cones
Historic Steamship Touring & Excursions – Virginia V*  (donations appreciated)
Tall Ship Touring & Excursions – Lady Washington & Hawaiian Chieftain** ($5 donation)
Boating Safety with Safety Boat Walter and the WA State Parks Boating Program
Remote Controlled Tugs
Robotics Demonstrations
Civil Air Patrol Flight Simulator
Face Painting
Food at the Seaport:  Salmon, Fry Bread, Grilled Corn, Caesar Salad, Sweet Potato Fries, Ahi Burger, Mahi Mahi Tacos, Hamburger, Cheesburger, Gazpacho Catalan, Shrimp Cocktail, Lemonade, Soda & More!

Sunday, September 3rd
All Festival Scheduled Events
TBA – Port of Olympia Rescue Boat Show – Port Plaza
TBA – Samba Olywa – Location TBD
TBA – Airbound Underground Aerial Performance Troupe – Percival Landing Park
10:00 am – 11:30 am  Bill Seaman 1-Man Band – Percival Landing Main Music Stage
11:45 am – 12:15 pm  Olympia Highlanders Bagpipes & Drums – Strolling the Festival
11:30 am – 3:30 pm  Tall Ships** Tug Race Excursion (price TBD) – Port Plaza Dock**
11:45 am – 3:00 pm  Virginia V* Tug Race Excursion (price TBD) – Port Plaza Dock*
11:45 am – 3:00 pm  PROCESSION OF THE TUGS TO THE RACES – All Along the Waterfront
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm  FisherPoets on the Road Maritime Stories & Songs – Percival Landing Main Music Stage
12:00 pm – 4:00 pm Quick Carve Sand Sculpting Contests by Form Finders – Percival Landing Columbia Street
1:30 pm – 3:30 pm  Blues County Sheriff Blues Band – Percival Landing Main Music Stage
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm  The Puget Sounders Barbershop Quartet – Strolling the Festival
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm  Mazigazi African Band – Percival Landing Main Music Stage
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm  The Olson Bros Country Western Band – Percival Landing Main Music Stage
5:00 pm – 5:30 pm  Virginia V* Departs for Tacoma – Port Plaza Dock
5:30 pm – 6:00 pm  Closing Ceremonies by the Squaxin Island Tribe – Percival Landing Main Music Stage
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm  Relax on a Tall Ships Sunset Sail – Port Plaza Dock ($42 – $49 per person)**

All Day – 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Sunday at Percival Landing 
Kiwanis Harbor House Maritime History & Information Center
Olympia Harbor Days Kiwanis Scholarship Raffle Tickets $5 with 33 Items to Win

Limited Tugboat Touring – Keep the Vintage Tugs Coming to OHD (donations appreciated)
Tug Comanche – A Floating WWII Museum (donation appreciated)
OHD 2017 Tug Teal Logo Wear!  Hats, T’s, and Hoodies

Shop the hundreds of Arts, Crafts and Commercial Booths
Fire Truck Tour and Display
Cork Boat Regatta with Hands on Children’s Museum
Marine Activities and Face Painting with Puget Sound Estuarium
Sand Sculpting by Form Finders 
Mini Tug Smitty J Photo Op
Cabela’s Boats
Giant Purple Slide, Walk on Water Balls, Bungy Jumping
Mixx 96 Giveaway
And at the Food Court:  
Shaved Ice, Kettle Corn, Roasted Corn, Baked Potatoes, Tamales, Buritos, Tacos, Nachos, Smoked Turkey Legs, Fish & Chips, Chicken Strips, Clam Strips, Corn Dogs, Strawberry Shortcake, Ice Cream Bars, Rootbeer Floats, Lemonade, 
Elephant Ears, Fried Twinkies, Cotton Candy, Gyros, Dogs, Brats, Burgers, Phillies, Fries, Forrey’s Forza Coffee Truck & More!

Sunday at Squaxin Salish Seaport on the Port Plaza
Squaxin Island Tribe Salmon Bake
Kiwanis Hot Dogs and Snow Cones
Historic Steamship Limited Touring & Tugboat Race Viewing Excursions – Virginia V*  (donations appreciated)
Tall Ship Touring & Tugboat Race Viewing Excursions – Lady Washington & Hawaiian Chieftain** ($5 donation)
Boating Safety with Safety Boat Walter and the WA State Parks Boating Program

Remote Controlled Tugs
Robotics Demonstrations
Civil Air Patrol Flight Simulator
Face Painting
Food at the Seaport:  Salmon, Fry Bread, Grilled Corn, Caesar Salad, Sweet Potato Fries, Ahi Burger, Mahi Mahi Tacos, Hamburger, Cheesburger, Gazpacho Catalan, Shrimp Cocktail, Lemonade, Soda & More!

***Note:  All events and activities are subject to last minute changes and weather conditions.

* and ** Secure your tickets early for all tours, cruises and sails.  Tickets will be sold at the dock only as space is available.

NOTICE: all ships have limited refreshments and snack aboard for sale.  It is advised that you bring your own food based on your needs for the time you will be on the water.

*Virginia V Advanced Excursion Ticket Booking:  September 1 to September 3, 2017  Port of Olympia, Port Plaza Dock
The Steamer Virginia V is a National Historic Landmark and a treasure of the Puget Sounds maritime history. From our home port in the city’s vibrant South Lake Union neighborhood, we travel the waters of Puget Sound and explore the region’s rich history often attending Olympia Harbor Days. We are scheduled to attend 2017, 2018, and 2019.  Each year we are offering a Weekend Cruise to Olympia out of Tacoma.  See details and booking information on this website or click here.  Come aboard at Olympia Harbor Days! Experience a piece of the past as we offer tours of the Olympia Harbor and Tugboat Race Viewing.  A ticket is required for all passengers. Please call  (206) 624-9119 or email info@virginiav.org   for tickets or information or click here.  All boarding starts 1/2 hour prior to cruise time.
SCHEDULE:
September 1 (Friday) Weekend Cruise To Olympia from Tacoma with 2 night stay & excursion 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. ($399pp – $499pc)
September 2 (Saturday) Olympia Harbor Cruise #1: 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Cruise #2: 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
September 3 (Sunday) Tugboat Race Viewing:  Time and price TBD
**Tall Ships Lady Washington & Hawaiian Chieftain Advanced Excursion Ticket Booking:  August 30 to September 5, 2017  Port of Olympia, Port Plaza Dock
       Lady Washington the official tall ship of Washington State and her companion vessel the Hawaiian Chieftain will visit Olympia, WA during the 44th Annual Olympia Harbor Days Event celebrating 44 Years of Tugboats and Maritime Heritage on August 29-September 5, 2017 and offer family-oriented Evening, Tugboat Race Viewing and Battle Sails featuring a living history experience with demonstrations of tall ship handling, sea shanty singing, and maritime storytelling. A ticket is required for all passengers, including babes in arms. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Call 1-800-200-5239 for tickets or information or click here.  All boarding starts 1/2 hour prior to sail time.
SCHEDULE:
August 29 (Tuesday) Arrival
August 30 (Wednesday) Vessel Tours: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. ($5 donation)
August 31 (Thursday) Vessel Tours: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. ($5 donation)
Evening Sail: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. ($42-$49)
September 1 (Friday) Vessel Tours: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. ($5 donation)
Evening Sail: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. ($42-$49)
September 2 (Saturday) Vessel Tours: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. ($5 donation)
Battle Sail: 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. ($42-$79)
Evening Sail: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. ($42-$49)
September 3 (Sunday) Tugboat Race Viewing: 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. ($price TBD)
September 4 (Monday) Labor Day Vessel Tours: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. ($5 donation)
Battle Sail: 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. ($42-$79)
September 5 (Tuesday) Passage: Olympia to Kirkland Est. Trip Time: 26 hours $260.00
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