Definitive Guide to PortFest on October 1, 2016

  Your Definitive Guide to PortFest Saturday, October 1
Plan Your PortFest Day Activities 
The Hitmen
The Hitmen play from 11 a.m. to
 1 p.m.
Saturday, October 1, 2016. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free admission and free parking.
9:00 a.m.
  • Public Participation Activity:  City Tree Planting, grassy Traffic Circle near parking lot from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
10:00 a.m.
  • WELCOME CEREMONY at bandstand 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Guest of Honor:  Redwood City Mayor John Seybert.  
  • Sea Scout Color Guard at bandstand 10:00 a.m. 
  • Live Music: West Bay Community Band on bandstand performing Star Spangled Banner and Port Redwood March- 10:30 to 11:15 a.m.
  • City tree dedication: Port Commission Chairman Simms Duncan
  • Food Vendors 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  
  • Marine Science Institute Shark Tank and Marine Touch Table Display, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • San Mateo County History Museum Woodside Store Interactive Logging Exhibit, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., opposite fishing pier
  • Redwood City Fire Department Engine & Boat Display at parking area 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Food Vendors & Food trucks 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. located along public waterfront walkway and in parking lot.
  • Arts & Crafts Vendors 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. located along public waterfront walkway.
10:30 a.m.
  • Harbor Tour (45 min.) aboard Robert G. Brownlee loads at Guest Dock. Sponsored by the Marine Science
Working waterfront trolley tours
  • Institute. Get tickets at MSI booth, $5.00 per person –children must be 5 or older 
  • LIVE MUSIC!  West Bay Community Band on Bandstand from 10:30 to 11:15 am.
  • Working Waterfront trolley/bus tours 10:30 am to 3 pm Sponsored by Seaport Industrial Association. Trolley tours load about every 60 minutes at Traffic Circle.
  • Boat rides on the Sea Scout vessel “Gryphon” starting at 10:30 a.m. to 3 pm  Dock “E”–look for the Gryphon banner.  Space and number of rides are limited. Visit Sea Scout booth across from fishing pier early in the day to check on availability.
11:00 a.m.
  • Headliner band  “The Hitmen,”  from 11 a.m. 1 p.m. Main Stage.
  • Kids Activity table 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in Kids Activity Area. Sponsored by Redwood City Parks, Recreation & Community Services Department  
  • Boat rides aboard the “Gryphon: continue.” Sponsored by the Sea Scouts–sign up at their booth across from fishing pier.
  • Bounce House 11 a.m- 3 p.m. in Kids Activity Area. Sponsored by Port of Redwood City.
  • Face Painter & Balloon Artist: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Kids Activity Area. Sponsored by Redwood City Library.

11:30 am
  • LIVE MUSIC! Sequoia High School Band, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 pm at Bandstand. 
  • Tiki Bar & Beer & wine booth- 1130 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Sponsored by Sequoia Yacht Club
  • Free sailboat rides, Spinnaker Sailing School, noon to 3:00 p.m. Sign up at Spinnaker Sailing office adjacent to parking lot 
  • Sequoia Yacht Club will be open to the public all day
12:30 p.m.
  • Harbor Tour (45 min.) aboard Robert G. Brownlee continues to 3 p.m. at guest dock. Sponsored
 Robert G. Brownlee
  • by the Marine Science Institute. Get tickets next to Shark Tank, $5.00 per person – children must be 5 or older.  
  • Working Waterfront trolley/bus tours continue until 3:00 p.m. Sponsored by Seaport Industrial Association. Trolley tours load at Traffic Circle, approximately every hour. 
1:00 p.m.
  • Boat rides aboard the “Gryphon” continue until 3 p.m. See details above under 10:30 a.m.
1:30 p.m.
  • Headliner band
  “Sonic Addicition” 
from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Main Stage.
2:00 p.m.
  • Live Music: Woodside High Jazz Band on bandstand from 2 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • Harbor Tour (45 min.) aboard Robert G. Brownlee continues at guest dock. See details under 12:30 p.m.
2:30 p.m.
  • Working Waterfront trolley/bus tours continue until 3:00 p.m. Sponsored by Seaport Industrial Association. Trolley tours load at Traffic Circle, approximately every hour.
PortFest ends at 3 p.m.
Schedule subject to change.
Sonic Addiction
Sonic Addiction plays from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Food, Vendors, & Information Booths 
  • Big Ed’s Buzzard BBQ food truck
  • Canada College
  • Famous Salmon Sandwiches
  • Gotta Love Kettle Korn
  • Hands-on Arts & Crafts booths
  • Kids’ Bounce House
  • LicensePl8t
  • Marine Science Institute – shark tank, touch tank, harbor tours
  • Mariner Girl Scouts
  • Miss Redwood City/San Mateo County
  • Mo Bo BBQ
  • Moffett Squadron Cadets–event support
  • Mural Activity–Public Participation
  • Port of Redwood City 
  • Peninsula Youth Sailing Foundation
  • Redwood City CERT
  • Redwood City Parks, Rec. & Comm’ty Svcs. Dept. – Kids’ activities
  • Redwood City Police Dept. – Kids’ fingerprinting and safety info
  • Redwood City Public Library – Kids’ activities
  • Redwood City Fire Department
  • Redwood Creek Preservation Trust
  • San Mateo County Historical Association 
  • Sea Scouts – Opening Ceremonies, boat rides
  • Seaport Industrial Association – working waterfront tours, info
  • Sequoia Yacht Club – Tiki Bar 
  • Sequoia Yacht Club-Beer Tent
  • Sequoia YMCA
  • Spinnaker Sailing School – boat rides
  • Taqueria Angelica’s food truck
  • Tera Tera – jewelry, scarves, hand carvings
  • U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary
  • Villages of San Mateo County
  • Woodside General Store – logging exhibit
Thank you PortFest sponsors
  • Jay Paul Company, Music Stage
  • Sims Metal Management, Kids Zone
  • Seaport Industrial Association, Working Waterfront Tours
  • Spinnaker Sailing, Free Sailboat Rides 
  • Marine Science Institute, Shark Tank & Touch Sea Life Exhibit, and Harbor Tours
  • San Mateo County History Museum and Woodside General Store, Logging Exhibit 
  • Redwood City Parks & Rec Department, Kid’s Activity Table 
  • Redwood City Public Library, Face Painting & Balloon Man 
  • Recology San Mateo County
  • Redwood City Fire Department
  • Sea Scouts
sims logo

City of Redwood City logo

 rwc parks logo

Recologyport logo silicon valley

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Marine Science two


Thank You To Our Volunteer Bands & Musicians   
  • West Bay Community Band
  • Woodside High School Wildcat Marching Band
  • Sequoia High School Band
Getting to PortFest  

Getting to PortFest! Take the train and shuttle to the Port of Redwood City for the free public PortFest festival. View FREE PortFest Shuttle schedule here. Shuttle will stop on Winslow St. next to Northbound tracks.
Port of Redwood City  |  675 Seaport Blvd  |  Redwood City, CA 94063

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