2015 Toledo Wooden Boat Show, Aug 15-16
The Port of Toledo invites you to its 11th Annual Wooden Boat Show the third weekend in August. Wooden boats from throughout the northwest are on display at the Port of Toledo's Waterfront Park and Marina. The show offers a variety of free activities including maritime related informational booths, kids' games, boat building, boat rides, and live music. The show also features local arts and crafts and food vendors, and a silent auction. This year's theme, Sailing into the future, celebrates youth developing lifelong boating skills and encourages safe water
New for 2015
Coracle Racing: Practice paddling a coracle at the Boathouse, and come back to race on Sunday. Coracles, ancient in design, are circular, one person boats. Andrew Linn at the Toledo Community Boathouse has been building Coracles. Coracles, paddles, and flotation devices are provided.
And as always...
GP Containerboard Boat Contest: Celebrating creative boat design and innovation (but not necessarily long-term durability) Georgia Pacific is again sponsoring the Containerboard Boat Contest. This exciting event allows teams or individuals to test their best designs against other community containerboard boat builders. Boats are on display until race time on Saturday at 2pm. Trophies will be awarded for People's Choice, Race Winners, and the most spectacular sinking. Come to cheer on your favorite
2014 Containerboard Boat
Lots of Kids Activities: Pirates with potato cannons, a treasure hunt, putt-putt golf, boat building, and more! All of these activities are free and supported through community volunteers. Don't miss the children's boat building under the large tent. Wood hulls are provided along with an array of recycled and craft materials for kids to build their very own model sized wooden boat masterpiece.
See you at the show!
The Port of Toledo greatly appreciates the support of our major sponsors as well as the numerous individuals, businesses & groups that have donated time, goods & services to this free community event!