The Drayton Harbor Maritime Festival is quickly approaching! This annual event in Blaine, Washington combines the exciting Drayton Harbor Days and Oar Musical Festival to create two fun, action-packed days on August 4 th and 5th. The Drayton Harbor Maritime Festival kicks off at 9:00 AM on Saturday and continues until 5:00 Sunday evening. Activities are located in Blaine Harbor, downtown, and at the Peace Arch Park.
Blaine Marina hosts many of the Drayton Harbor Maritime Festival's attractions. All weekend, vintage steamboats will be tethered at the docks for anyone to admire. There, boat enthusiasts and casual admirers alike can learn more nautical history. Clever shoppers will also enjoy the Drayton Harbor Maritime Festival's Swap Meet held at Blaine Harbor all weekend. The Blaine Marina's third main event is the Prestigious George Raft Race. This well-loved race takes place at noon on Saturday, August 4th.
Downtown Blaine also boasts a number of Drayton Harbor Maritime Festival's activities. From 10 AM to 4 PM on both days, visitors can find an Arts and Crafts Fair, Kids' Games, and Sidewalk Sales. Saturday boasts the most events, including the Motorcycle Show and Shine from noon to 3 PM and Music of the Sea (live sea shanty music) from 11 AM to 3 PM.
The Peace Arch Park, that beautiful plot of land drivers see when crossing between Canada and the United States, is also home of many events, most notably the music portion of the Drayton Harbor Maritime Festival. Starting at 4 PM on August 4th, visitors can sing along to Sea Shanties with the Vancouver Folk Song Society. After that, several musical guests, including the Sometimes Sound Singers, Bellingham Norwegian Male Chorus, Chris Roe, Stan James, and many more will take part in the One Oar Sea Music Festival (which recently merged with the Drayton Harbor Maritime Festival).
Affordable and fun, the Drayton Harbor Maritime Festival is the perfect place to take the family on August 4th and 5th. To learn more, visit the Blaine City Guide