Your Definitive Guide to PortFest Saturday, October 7

Thank you PortFest sponsors

Financial sponsors:

  • Monolith Materials
  • Sims Metal Management
  • Seaport Industrial Association
  • Port of Redwood City
Sponsors:
  • Seaport Industrial AssociationWorking Waterfront Tours
  • Spinnaker SailingFree Sailboat Rides 
  • Marine Science InstituteShark Tank & Touch Sea Life Exhibit, and Harbor Tours
  • San Mateo County History Museum and Woodside General Store, Logging Exhibit 
  • Redwood City Public LibraryFace Painting & Balloon Man 
  • Port of Redwood City, Bounce House
  • Recology San Mateo County
  • Redwood City Fire Department
  • Sea Scouts of Pacific Skyline Council
  • Seat Cadets of Moffett Air Squadron
  • Sequoia Yacht Club

How to Plan Your Day at PortFest  
This schedule can be downloaded and printed at  http://www.rwcportfest.com/plan-your-day


10:00 a.m.
  • Welcome Ceremony at Bandstand 10:00 to 10:30 a.m.
  • Moffett Squadron Color Guard at Bandstand 10:00 a.m.
  • West Bay Community Band "Star Spangled Banner" and "Port Redwood March."
  • Guest of Honor: Redwood City Vice Mayor Ian Bain.
  • Special Guest Speaker: San Mateo County Supervisor Dave Pine.
  • Redwood City Fireboat "Sequoia Guardian" arrival and viewing on-the-water from the
    Fire Department boat
    Fire Department boat
    public waterfront access areas.
  • Marine Science Institute Shark Tank and Marine Touch Table Display, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • San Mateo County History Museum Woodside Store Interactive Logging Exhibit, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., opposite fishing pier.
  • Arts  & Crafts Vendors 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. located along public waterfront walkway.
  • Food Vendors & Food Trucks 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. located along public waterfront walkway and in parking lot.
  • Redwood City Fire Department Engine & Boat Display at parking area 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
10:30 a.m.
  • LIVE MUSIC! West Bay Community Band on Bandstand from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m.
  • Working Waterfront tour bus 10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Sponsored by Seaport Industrial Association. Tours load at Traffic Circle, approximately every hour.
    Robert G. Brownlee
  • Harbor Tour (45 min.) aboard Robert G. Brownlee loads at Guest Dock. Sponsored by the Marine Science Institute. Get tickets at MSI booth, next to Shark Tank, $5.00 per person; children must be 5 or older.
  • Boat rides on the Sea Scout vessel "Gryphon" starting at 10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Dock "E"--look for the Gryphon banner.  Space and number of rides are limited. Visit Sea Scout booth across from fishing pier early in the day to check on availability.
10:45 a.m.
  • Jetpack aviation demonstration, jet turbine-powered backpack, capable of vertical takeoff and landing. 

 11:00 a.m.
  • HEADLINER BAND! "Fog City Swampers" on Main Stage from 11:00 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
    Fog City Swampers
  • Kids Activity Table 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in Kids Activity Area. Sponsored by Redwood City Parks, Recreation & Community Services
  • Face Painter & Balloon Artist  11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in Kids Activity Area. Sponsored by Redwood City Library
  • Bounce House 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in Kids Activity Area. Sponsored by Port of Redwood City.
  • NEW ACTIVITY! Kids Cool Game Truck - a mobile video game theater from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
     
11:30 a.m.
  • LIVE MUSIC! Sequoia High School Band on the Bandstand until 12:15 p.m.
  • Tiki Bar with tropical drinks, beer and wine 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. near Bandstand. Sponsored by Sequoia Yacht Club
  • Working Waterfront tour bus 10:30 am to 3:00 p.m. Sponsored by Seaport Industrial Association. Tours load at Traffic Circle, approximately every hour.
12-noon
  • Free Sailboat Rides, Spinnaker Sailing School from noon to 3:00 p.m. Sign up at Spinnaker Sailing Office adjacent to parking lot.
  • Sequoia Yacht Club will be open to the public all day.
12:30 p.m.
  • Working Waterfront tours continue until 3:00 p.m. Sponsored by Seaport Industrial Association. Tours load at Traffic Circle, approximately every hour.
  • Boat rides on the Sea Scout vessel "Gryphon" continue until 3:00 pm  Dock "E"--look for the Gryphon banner. Space and number of rides
    Sea Scout vessel Gryphon
    are limited. Visit Sea Scout booth across from fishing pier to check on availability.


12:45 p.m.
  • Jetpack aviation demonstration.
1:00 p.m.
  • Harbor Tour (45 min.) aboard Robert G. Brownlee loads at Guest Dock. Sponsored by the Marine Science Institute. Get tickets at MSI booth, next to Shark Tank, $5.00 per person - children must be 5 or older.
1:15 p.m.
  • HEADLINER BAND!  "Touch of Class" on Main Stage from 1:15 to 3:00 p.m.
The Touch of Class Band

1:30 p.m.
  • LIVE MUSIC! Woodside High School Orchestra on Bandstand from 1:30 to 2:15 p.m.

1:45 p.m.
  • Jetpack aviation demonstration.
2:00 p.m.
  • Harbor Tour (45 min.) aboard Robert G. Brownlee loads at Guest Dock. Sponsored by the Marine Science Institute. Get tickets at MSI booth, $5.00 per person - children must be 5 or older.
2:30 p.m.
  • Working Waterfront trolley tours continue until 3:00 p.m. Sponsored by Seaport Industrial Association. Tours load at Traffic Circle, approximately every hour.

PortFest ends at 3:00 pm.
Schedule subject to change.  
    
COME AGAIN - PUBLIC ACCESS AREA OF THE PORT IS OPEN ALL YEAR


 
PortFest Booths: What to Eat and What to See   
Food & Beverage Vendors:
  • Carmen's Taqueria
  • Crab Fiesta
  • Flamin' Dogs
  • Olde Tyme Kettle Korn
  • Redwood City Downtown Lions
  • Sequoia Yacht Club Tiki Bar
Other vendors, booths & activities:
  • Alejandro's Trade
  • Bay Area News Group
  • Bounce House
  • Blu Harbor Apartments
  • California Canoe and Kayak
  • California Inclusive Sailing
  • Canada College
  • CBS Radio
  • Elizabeth Moon
  • Farm Fresh To You
  • Fuse Theater
  • Hands-on Arts & Crafts booths
  • Jewelry by Jerry
  • Kellita by Kelly
  • Kids' Bounce House
  • Licensepl8t
  • Marine Science Institute - shark tank, touch tank, harbor tours
  • Moffett Squadron Cadets--event support, Color Guard
  • Mural Activity--Public Participation
  • Port of Redwood City - event host, info booth
  • Peninsula Youth Sailing Foundation
  • Redwood Creek Association
  • Redwood City Fire Department - fireboat and info
  • Redwood City Parks & Arts Foundation
  • Redwood City Public Library - Kids' activities
  • Redwood City Public Works Dept. - event support
  • Redwood City Sesquicentennial (150th)
  • Redwood Creek Preservation Trust
  • Renewal by Anderson
  • San Francisco Bay Trail Project
  • San Mateo County Historical Association
  • San Mateo County Office of Sustainability
  • San Mateo County Water Pollution Prevention
  • Save the Bay - Bay Day 
  • Sea Scouts - "Gryphon" Boat rides
  • Seaport Industrial Association - working waterfront tours, information booth
  • Tangee Trowbridge
  • Spinnaker Sailing School - boat rides
  • Tera Tera - jewelry, scarves, hand carvings
  • U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary
  • Woodside General Store - logging exhibit

 

Thank You To Our Volunteer Bands & Musicians   

  • West Bay Community Band
  • Woodside High School Wildcat Marching Band
  • Sequoia High School Band

 
Getting to PortFest  

Getting to PortFest! Take the train and shuttle to the Port of Redwood City for the free public PortFest festival. View FREE PortFest Shuttle schedule here. Shuttle will stop on Winslow St. next to Northbound tracks.
 
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If you drive to PortFest, take Seaport Blvd. east over highway 101. Stay in the left lane! Turn left at Seaport Court (3rd light).  Parking is free. 

If you bike to PortFest, here is the recommended route from the downtown Redwood City Caltrain station.  Follow the green path indicated on the map shown here:   Bike route to PortFest



 
How You Can Participate  

We'd like to share your best event photos or "selfies" from PortFest.  Email them to rwcportfest@gmail.com.


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