The south dock at the Point Hudson Marina is a hub of activity on Friday, the first day of the Wooden Boat Festival. Hundreds of wooden boats of all sizes and shapes are available for viewing during the three-day show. (Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News)

The south dock at the Point Hudson Marina is a hub of activity on Friday, the first day of the Wooden Boat Festival. Hundreds of wooden boats of all sizes and shapes are available for viewing during the three-day show. (Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News)

Wooden Boat Festival continues today, Sunday

PORT TOWNSEND — Boat tours, races, demonstrations, presentations and hundreds of wooden vessels are set for today and Sunday at the 46th annual Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival at the Northwest Maritime Center and Point Hudson Marina.

The festival opens at 9 a.m. today with music and dancing until midnight and will continue from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Single-day tickets are $25. They will be discounted to $20 for seniors 65 and older, students 13 to 18 and active military personnel with ID. Three-day tickets are $50. They will be discounted to $40 for seniors, students and active military personnel. Children younger than 12 will get in free.

Headliner Arshay Cooper presents his documentry film, “A Most Beautiful Thing,” at 6:30 tonight, followed by a question-and-answer period. It’s a 2020 documentary chronicling the history of the first African American public high school rowing team, composed of young men from the West Side of Chicago, many of whom were in rival gangs.

Throughout the weekend will be hands-on woodworking projects and more than 80 demonstrations and presentations are planned across eight stages.

Visitors can get on the water sailboats, longboats and paddleboards.

Family-friendly activities will include kids’ boatbuilding, Gyotaku fish printing, sea shanty sing-alongs and a pirate parade.

One block away today and Sunday is the 51st annual Crafts by the Dock Fair from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The fair hosted by the Port Townsend Arts Guild will be on Madison at Water Streets and the Pope Marine Plaza.

For more about the Wooden Boat Festival see www.woodenboat.org.

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