June 11 & 12, 2016
The exciting festival will take place throughout the entire Village and to specifically showcase the Port Jefferson Harbor, one of the most popular deep-water harbors on Long Island. Boaters appreciate the prime location with easy access, deep draft local shops, restaurants and entertainment just a short walk from the marina docks. This two- day festival will host the Port Jeff Boat Show with over 50 boats on display and dozens of fishing vendors at one of the island’s only outdoor shows. Sailing demonstrations will take place on the harbor as well as a egatta planned on Saturday at 2pm. Maritime related attractions, museums, and organizations will be present along with FREE open demos of kayaks, inflatable boats and paddleboards.
New this year is a Crossfit Throwdown to kick off the festivities Saturday morning courtesy of Crossfit at HiddenValley Pond. Participants will gather for on Saturday, June 11th at 10am at the Jeanne Garant Harborfront Park. Also new to the festival is the Eurobungy, a three-sided trampoline; a total interactive fun.
Back again this year is the addition is the Paddle Battle Long Island Port Jefferson Race on Saturday, June 11th. The 2.5 mile recreational race includes kayak and stand up paddle boards, each in separate categories. This fun filled day of races helps raise money for not-for-profit organizations such as the United Way of Long Island VetsBuild program, the Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation and the East End Tourism Alliance.
Other festival exhibitors will include the Maritime Explorium, Riverhead Foundation, Long Island Aquarium and Exhibition Center. The festival features the Greater Port Jefferson Northern Brookhaven Arts Council artists on display and walk on tours of the Stony Brook Sea Wolf research boat. Sailing demos and clam eating contest are among the exciting and interactive events taking place at the Port Jefferson Boater’s Maritime Festival. Food and drink at the Harbor Bistro food court will be offered by local eateries and pirate shows and treasure hunts will round out the entertainment for the entire family along with Live music and specialty items.