OHD 2017 Schedule of Sponsored Events & Activities

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IMPORTANT:  Tickets for Virginia V Cruises and Tall Ships Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain excursions and Tugboat Racing Spectator seats can ONLY be purchased at the festival in person at the ships at the Port Plaza dock or on line at the following websites:

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 Sponsored Events & Activities

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
CANCELLED Tug Comanche, Retired US Coast Guard Rescue Tug & WWII Museum sponsored by Aetna
Smitty J – 1/4 scale mini tug sponsored by Aetna
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

OHD 2017 Schedule as it stands right now (but watch for updates):***
The Festival is free, however your donation today will help
the Olympia Kiwanis Club in it’s service to helping children and families in the community.

                                                                                                                          

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

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
Mini Tug Smitty J Photo Op
Cabela’s Boats
Kids Rides – Giant Purple Slide, Walk on Water Balls, Bungee Jumping
Mixx 96 Giveaway
And at the Food Court:  
Shaved Ice, Kettle Corn, Roasted Corn, Baked Potatoes, Tamales, Burritos, Tacos, Nachos, Smoked Turkey Legs, Fish & Chips, Chicken Strips, Clam Strips, Corn Dogs, Strawberry Shortcake, Mango Treats, Ice Cream Bars, Root Beer Floats, Lemonade, Elephant Ears, Fried Twinkies, Cotton Candy, Gyros, Dogs, Brats, Burgers, Phillies, Fries,  Coffee Truck & More!

Friday at Squaxin Salish Seaport on the Port Plaza
Squaxin Island Tribe Salmon Bake
Squaxin Island Tribe Beer Garden by the Bay
Historic Steamship Touring – Virginia V*  (donations appreciated)
Tall Ship Touring & Sailing Excursions – check schedules below  – 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
10:00 am – 6:00 pm  Tugboat Show and Tours (donations appreciated) – Percival Landing
10:00 am – 11:15 am Choro Tomorrow Brazilian Band – Percival Landing Washington’s Lottery Main Music Stage
11:00 am – Port Of Olympia 45 Minute Tour – Squaxin Island Salish Seaport at Port Plaza
11:00 am – 6:00 pm 
Plein Air Washington Artists Along the Boardwalk – Karen Bakke, Ned Mueller, Jane Wallis and Robin Weiss
11:30 am – 1:00 pm  Yodelady Fiddle Trio – Percival Landing Washington’s Lottery Main Music Stage
Noon – Port Of Olympia 45 Minute Tour – Squaxin Island Salish Seaport at Port Plaza
Noon – 4:00 pm  Lakefair Princesses – Percival Landing
Noon – 1:30 pm  Virginia V* Harbor Tour Cruise #1 ($20 pp, 12 & under free) – Squaxin Island Salish Seaport at Port Plaza Dock
1:00 – 1:30 pm Tlingit Performance of  Tribal Dancing and Drumming – Squaxin Island Salish Seaport at Port Plaza Stage
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm  The Puget Sounders Barbershop Chorus – Strolling the Festival
1:00 pm – Port Of Olympia 45 Minute Tour – Squaxin Island Salish Seaport at Port Plaza
1:05 pm – 1:15 pm  Airbound Underground Aerial Performance Troupe – Percival Landing
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 – 3:00 pm  Blues County Sheriff Blues Band – Percival Landing Washington’s Lottery Main Music Stage
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm  Zumba at Harbor Days – Squaxin Island Salish Seaport at Port Plaza
2:00 pm – Port Of Olympia 45 Minute Tour – Squaxin Island Salish Seaport at Port Plaza
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm  Tall Ships** Battle Sail: 
Lady Washington vs. Hawaiian Chieftain ($42 – $79 pp) – Squaxin Island Salish Seaport at Port Plaza Dock
1:45 pm – 2:15 pm Children’s Book Giveaway & Activity with South Sound Reading Foundation – Percival Landing on Columbia Street
2:15 pm – 2:45 pm  Story Time & Activity with Timberland Library – Percival Landing on Columbia Street
2:45 pm – 3:15 pm Children’s Book Giveaway & Activity with South Sound Reading Foundation – Percival Landing on Columbia Street
3:00 pm – Port Of Olympia 45 Minute Tour – Squaxin Island Salish Seaport at Port Plaza
3:00 pm – 4:30 pm  Virginia V* Harbor Tour Cruise #2 ($20 pp, 12 & under free) – Squaxin Island Salish Seaport at Port Plaza Dock
3:05 pm – 3:15 pm  Airbound Underground Aerial Performance Troupe – Percival Landing
3:15 pm – 3:45 pm  Story Time & Activity with Timberland Library – Percival Landing on Columbia Street
3:30 pm – 5:00 pm  Mukana Marimba Band – Percival Landing Washington’s Lottery Main Music Stage
3:45 pm – 4:15 pm Children’s Book Giveaway & Activity with South Sound Reading Foundation – Percival Landing on Columbia St
4:00 pm – 7:00 pm Tribal Canoe Races followed by Performances of Dancing, Singing and Drumming – Squaxin Island Salish Seaport at Port Plaza
4:15 pm – 4:45 pm  Story Time & Activity with Timberland Library – Percival Landing on Columbia Street
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm  Rich Wetzel’s Groovin’ Higher Orchestra Jazz/Rock Band – Percival Landing Washington’s Lottery Main Music Stage
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm  Relax on a Tall Ship** with a Sunset Sail ($42 – $49 per person) – Squaxin Island Salish Seaport at Port Plaza Dock 

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)
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
Knot Tying
Smitty J Photo Op
Cabela’s Boats
Kids Rides – Giant Purple Slide, Walk on Water Balls, Bungee 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, Burritos, Tacos, Nachos, Smoked Turkey Legs, Fish & Chips, Chicken Strips, Clam Strips, Corn Dogs, Strawberry Shortcake, Mango Treats, Ice Cream Bars, Root Beer Floats, Lemonade, Elephant Ears, Fried Twinkies, Cotton Candy, Gyros, Dogs, Brats, Burgers, Phillies, Fries, Coffee Truck & More!

Saturday at Squaxin Salish Seaport on the Port Plaza
Squaxin Island Tribe Salmon Bake
Squaxin Island Tribe Beer Garden by the Bay

Kiwanis Hot Dogs and Snow Cones
Historic Steamship Touring & Excursions – check schedules below – Virginia V*  (donations appreciated)
Tall Ship Touring & Sailing Excursions – check schedules below –  Lady Washington & Hawaiian Chieftain** ($5 donation)
Boating Safety with Safety Boat Walter and the WA State Parks Boating Program
Sea 3 Research Vessel
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
10:00 am – 11:30 am  Bill Seaman 1-Man Band – Percival Landing Washington’s Lottery Main Music Stage
11:00 am – Port of Olympia Rescue Boat Show – Squaxin Island Salish Seaport at Port Plaza
11:45 am – 12:15 pm  Olympia Highlanders Bagpipes & Drums – Strolling the Festival
11:30 am – 3:30 pm  Tall Ships** Tug Race Excursion ($79 adults – $69 seniors, military & students – $42 12 & under) – Squaxin Island Salish Seaport at Port Plaza Dock**
11:45 am – 3:00 pm  PROCESSION OF THE TUGS TO THE RACES – All Along the Waterfront
Noon – 3:00 pm  Virginia V* Tug Race Excursion ($30 per person, 12 & under free) – Squaxin Island Salish Seaport at Port Plaza Dock*
Noon – 1:30 pm  FisherPoets on the Road Maritime Stories & Songs – Percival Landing Washington’s Lottery Main Music Stage
Noon – 4:00 pm Quick Carve Sand Showdown Contests by Form Finders – Percival Landing on Columbia Street
1:35 pm – 1:45 pm  Airbound Underground Aerial Performance Troupe – Percival Landing
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
3:35 pm – 3:45 pm  Airbound Underground Aerial Performance Troupe – Percival Landing
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm  The Olson Bros Country Western Band – Percival Landing Washington’s Lottery Main Music Stage
4:30 pm – 5:00 pm  Samba Olywa – Strolling the Festival Starting at Squaxin Island Salish Seaport at Port Plaza
5:00 pm – 5:30 pm  Virginia V* Departs for Tacoma – Squaxin Island Salish Seaport at Port Plaza Dock
5:30 pm – 6:00 pm  Closing Ceremonies by the Squaxin Island Tribe – Percival Landing Washington’s Lottery Main Music Stage


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)
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
Knot Tying
Cabela’s Boats
Kids Rides – Giant Purple Slide, Walk on Water Balls, Bungee Jumping
Mixx 96 Giveaway
And at the Food Court:  
Shaved Ice, Kettle Corn, Roasted Corn, Baked Potatoes, Tamales, Burritos, Tacos, Nachos, Smoked Turkey Legs, Fish & Chips, Chicken Strips, Clam Strips, Corn Dogs, Strawberry Shortcake, Mango Treats, Ice Cream Bars, Root Beer Floats, Lemonade, Elephant Ears, Fried Twinkies, Cotton Candy, Gyros, Dogs, Brats, Burgers, Phillies, Fries, Coffee Truck & More!

Sunday at Squaxin Salish Seaport on the Port Plaza
Squaxin Island Tribe Salmon Bake
Squaxin Island Tribe Beer Garden by the Bay

Kiwanis Hot Dogs and Snow Cones
Historic Steamship Limited Touring & Tugboat Race Viewing Excursions – check schedules below – Virginia V*  (donations appreciated)
Tall Ship Limited Touring & Tugboat Race Viewing Excursions – check schedules below – Lady Washington & Hawaiian Chieftain** ($5 donation)
Boating Safety with Safety Boat Walter and the WA State Parks Boating Program
Sea 3 Research Vessel

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 snacks 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 pm to 5 pm ($399 pp – $499 pc)
September 2 (Saturday) Olympia Harbor Cruise #1: 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm $20 pp (12 & under Free) Cruise #2: 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm  $20 pp (12 &under Free)
September 3 (Sunday) Tugboat Race Viewing:  12:30 pm to 3:00 pm $30 per person (12 & under Free)
**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 pm to 5 pm ($5 donation)
August 31 (Thursday) Vessel Tours: 1 pm to 5 pm ($5 donation)  Evening Sail: 6 pm to 8 pm ($42-$49)
September 1 (Friday) Vessel Tours: 1 pm to 5 pm ($5 donation)  Evening Sail: 6 pm to 8 pm ($42-$49)
September 2 (Saturday) Vessel Tours: 10 am to 1 pm ($5 donation)  Battle Sail: 2 pm to 5 pm ($42-$79)  Evening Sail: 6 pm to 8 pm ($42-$49)
September 3 (Sunday) Tugboat Race Viewing: 11:30 am to 3:30 pm ($79 adults – $69 seniors, military & students – $42 12 & under)
September 4 (Monday) Labor Day: Closed
September 5 (Tuesday) Passage: Olympia to Kirkland, Departure time TBA, Est. Trip Time: 26 hours $260.00

 

The Olympia Kiwanis Club wants to thank the City of Olympia and the Port of Olympia, and all staff, for continued and generous support through the use of the parks, plazas and docks for Olympia Harbor Days and the people who enjoy it.

Special Events by Special Sponsors

Olympia Harbor Days Title Sponsor and Salish Seaport Host
Thank you Squaxin Island Tribe & Little Creek Casino

Harbor Tours and Race Viewing on Steamship and Tall Ships
Thank you Washington Federation of State Employees

Vintage Tugboat Show and Races
Thank you Chehalis Tribes Lucky Eagle Casino & Hotel

Tug Comanche, Retired US Coast Guard Rescue Tug & WWII Museum
Thank you Aetna Insurance

Community Boat Building
Thank you South Sound Maritime Heritage Association & Tacoma Community Boat Builders

Kids Activities & Rides
Thank you Heritage Bank

Main Music Stage
Thank you Washington’s Lottery

Sand Sculpting by Form Finders
Thank you Thomas Architecture Studios, Thurston First Bank & OSG Dozing

Smitty J – 1/4 scale mini tug
Thank you Aetna Insurance

Kiwanis Harbor House History & Information Center
Thank you Olympia Federal Savings Bank

Remote Controlled Tugboats
Thank you International Longshoremen Workers Union Local #47

Win a Getaway Weekend Contest
Thank you Mixx 96

Annual Skippers & Tug Crew Dinner and Awards
Thank you  Olympia Yacht Club and Lucky Eagle Casino & Hotel

Advertising Sponsors:  Anthony’s Homeport * Brusco Tug & Barge * Budd Bay Apparel * Cabela’s * Capital Mall * Clarus Eye Centre * Double Tree * Dunlap Towing * Island Johnny’s * Panowicz * Parachute Technologies * Professional Mariner * Rants Group * Quality Storage * Total Wine & More * Tugboat Annie’s *  Storman’s Thriftway * Straight Light Studio * The Olympian * Timberland Bank

Friends of the Festival:  Les & Mary Eldridge * The Smyth Family * Childhood’s End Gallery * Seifert Law Offices * Capital City Yacht Sales * Grandpa’s Soda Fountain Cream Shop * Olympia Frame Makers * Capital Lakefair * Bill Webb * Olympia Harbor Patrol * Olympia Fire Department *Procession of the Species / Earthbound Productions * Hands On Children’s Museum * Puget Sound Estuarium * Timberland Library * South Sound Reading Foundation * Pacific Stage * EventPro * Experience Olympia & Beyond *Retired Tugboat Association * OHS and CHS Key Clubs

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