45th Annual Bodega Bay Fisherman’s Festival

Sun, April 15, 2018, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Fisherman’s Festival honors and supports local fishermen and also raises funds for numerous local not-for-profit organizations.
Enjoy entertainment for the whole family with live music, great food, numerous craft booths and much more. A favorite attraction is the wine tasting booth featuring Sonoma County wines,  a beer booth with numerous local Sonoma County ales, and mimosas.
The popular Wooden Boat Challenge has been expanded to Saturday and Sunday.
There is something at the Fisherman’s Festival for every palate including barbecued oysters, local fish’ n chips, clam chowder and a variety of interesting food trucks. Live music and entertainers perform all day Saturday and Sunday while artisans and vendors from all over California and beyond offer a wide selection of arts and crafts.
The Festival celebrates the opening of salmon fishing season and the annual Blessing of the Fleet which takes place on Sunday morning. The fishermen decorate their boats and take a ceremonial parade lap in the harbor before proceeding out to the bay for the actual blessing – which is performed by all the different local clergy.
For kids, there’s a play area that includes face painting, games, a touch tank tide pool and guest pets (well-behaved and leashed pets only please) on parade. Demonstrations by the Sonoma County Sheriff Rescue helicopter and US Coast Guard will take place in the harbor. Live music and performances will be on the Main Stage both days, with Saturday’s headliner the Zins and Sunday’s headliner Pride and Joy.

Ticket information and daily event schedule available online at www.bbfishfest.org.

General admission is $14, seniors over 65 are $12, Police, Fire and Military with ID are $12, kids 11 and under are free. Two-day passes are available for $25. Festival hours are 10:00am to 5:00pm daily. There is free parking and handicap accessibility.
The Bodega Bay Fisherman’s Festival is a 501(c)(3) California non-profit charitable organization and proceeds from the Bodega Bay Fisherman’s Festival benefit Bodega Bay Area community services.

Saturday:
10:00…..Wooden Boat Challenge BEGINS
10:00 – 11:00…..Music by Sound Engineer, L’Audio North
11:00 – 1:30…..B and the Hive – Indie, Pop, Rock and Soul
1:00….. Sheriff Helicopter Rescue & Demo
2:00 – 2:30…..Wooden Boat Challenge RACE (Adult teams)
Winners Announced during music break 3-3:30
2:00 – 5:00…..The Zins – Funk, Latin, R&B

Sunday:
10:00…..Youth Wooden Boat Challenge BEGINS
10:00 – 11:00…..Music by Sound Engineer, L’Audio North
11:00….. Sheriff Helicopter Rescue & Demo
11:00 – 12:00…..Simple Creation – Reggae
11:30 – 1:00…..Boat Parade & Blessing of the Fleet
12:00 – 12:15…..Audio of the Blessing of the Fleet
12:15 – 1:30…..Second Line – New Orleans Funk and Soul
1:30….. Pet Parade (check for update @ Info Tent)
2:00 – 5:00…..Pride and Joy – Motown, Pop, Soul
3:00 – 3:30…..Wooden Boat Challenge RACE (Youth teams)
Winners Announced during music break 4-4:30

 

Westside Regional Park

2400 Westshore Road

Price: 14.00

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