PORTFEST ACTIVITIES GUIDE
The community celebration kicks-off at 10 a.m. with a
hosted at the Bandstand, featuring the Moffett Squadron Sea Cadet Color Guard and the West Bay Community Band performing the National Anthem and the Port Redwood March. There will be two
guests of honor
speaking at the welcoming ceremony including:
Jackie Speier, United States Congresswoman
Ian Bain, Mayor of the City of Redwood City
Fire Department Fireboat
will perform a
water cannon display following the welcome ceremony
Redwood City Fire Department
engine and rescue boat
will be on display until 3 p.m. for visitors to enjoy.
There will be
food and beverage
available all day long throughout the event, including food trucks and food booths offering a fun mix of food options including Carmen’s Taqueria, Angelica’s (Mexican food), Anthony Solano (American food) and Flaming Dogs. Check the event map for booth and food truck locations.
Youth interested in submitting their works of art to compete in the
Port of Redwood City’s 2019 Calendar Art Contest
should head over to the Kids Zone for more details.
West Bay Community Band
will perform at the Bandstand from 10:30 a.m. until 11:15 a.m. and the
Sequoia High School Band
will perform from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
begin at 10:30 a.m. aboard the
Robert G. Brownlee
; each tour will last about 45 minutes and load at the Guest Dock. Tour times are 10:30 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. The harbor tours are sponsored by the Marine Science Institute and cost $5. To reserve tickets in advance, go
Working Waterfront Tours
continue from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tour times are 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. These tours are sponsored by Seaport Industrial Association.
Marine Science Institute
will have a
Shark Tank and Touch Table
available until 3 p.m. and will be located next to the Bandstand
Spinnaker Sailing School
is offering free sail boat rides. Sign-ups available at the Spinnaker Sailing office/booth.
PortFest is a Save the Bay signature Bay Day event
and Save the Bay will be celebrating at the event offering a mobile education vehicle and hands on activities.
To celebrate the Port of Redwood City’s history as a logging port in the 1800’s, the
History Museum Woodside Store
will have a special exhibit with an interactive logging experience.
Starting at 10 a.m., the
will offer a variety of fun activities and bounce house open through the event. The Redwood City Public Library will offer
hands on activities and a balloon artist
Kids Cool Game Truck
mobile video theater experience will be available for event attendees from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
For recreational water lovers, the
Bair Island Aquatic Center
will be offering rides in a 16 person rowing barge. Sign-ups will be available at the Bair Island Aquatic Center booth.
The Beer and wine booth
is open for those 21+ from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and is sponsored by the Sequoia Yacht Club.
Live music will entertain event attendees all day at the Stage, beginning at 11 a.m. with the
and at 1:15 p.m., the
Phil ‘n the Blanks Band
will take over the stage for the duration of the event.
Woodside High School Band
will round out the event at the Bandstand starting at 2:00 p.m. and perform until 2:45 p.m.
PARKING AND TRANSPORTATION
at the event is free. For visitors interested in taking
, a free shuttle is offered to the Port of Redwood City waterfront from Downtown Redwood City’s Caltrain stop. For the PortFest shuttle schedule, go
to PortFest, the Port recommends a bike route from the Downtown Redwood City Caltrain station. For the bike route, go
. For the PortFest map to view parking locations, go
SPONSORS AND OTHER EVENT DETAILS
PortFest is a
Save the Bay signature Bay Day event. PortFest sponsors include Google, Sims Metal Management and the City of Redwood City. The Port is encouraging attendees to share their pictures and memories of PortFest by tagging #PortFest2018. PortFest is dog friendly, please ensure that dogs are on a leash at all times.
For more details about PortFest, go to the event website at
. For the PortFest event map, go
. For Frequently Asked Questions, go