23 Apr Port Jefferson Boat Show and Maritime Festival
4th ANNUAL PORT JEFFERSON BOATER’S MARITIME FESTIVAL JUNE 6-7, 2015
PORT JEFFERSON BOAT AND FISHING SHOW
Port Jefferson, New York- In celebration of our rich maritime heritage, the Incorporated Village of Port Jefferson in partnership with the New York Marine Trade Association, presents the 4th Annual Port Jefferson Boater’s Maritime Festival June 6-7, 2015.
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 60 boats on display and fishing vendors at one of the island’s only outdoor shows. Maritime related attractions, museums, and organizations will be present along with FREE open demos of kayaks, inflatable boats, and paddle boards. Long Island outdoor journalists, book authors, photographers, and artists will present a photography exhibition and numerous educational seminars with a theme that focuses on areas of maritime and outdoor recreation.
New this year is the addition is the Paddle Battle Long Island Port Jefferson Race on June 6th. 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. Sign up today at paddlebattleli.com.
Other festival exhibitors will include the Long Island Maritime Museum, 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, law enforcement vessels in the harbor and walk-on tours of the Stony Brook Sea Wolf research boat. Coastal Steward beach cleanup, sailing demos and clam shucking and eating contests 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 a half dozen local eateries and the Port Jeff Brewery. Live music throughout the festival, pirate shows, and treasure hunts will round out the entertainment for the entire family.