PortFest Set for Saturday, Oct. 4: See What’s New This Year

  • by BPC Staff
  • on August 15, 2014


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Port of  Redwood City 
 August 15, 2014
For Immediate Release

Mike Giari, Executive Director

Port of Redwood City
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PortFest Set for Saturday, Oct. 4:
See What’s New This Year
Saturday, October 4th is your opportunity to explore the Port of Redwood City during the fifth annual Redwood City PortFest, a free community festival to celebrate the working and recreational waterfront. PortFest is from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Information and vendor sign-ups are available at www.RWCPortFest.com 
A free shuttle service from the Redwood City Caltrain station will be available throughout the day.
This event is co-sponsored by the Peninsula Youth Sailing Foundation and the Port of Redwood City. All proceeds will support PYSF efforts to provide opportunities for teens to learn sailing, leadership, and personal development skill s.
New this year is that Redwood City’s popular OktobeRun will start and finish at the Port of Redwood City for the first time. The race benefits the Redwood City Education Foundation. OktobeRun includes a half-marathon, as well as a 5K fun run. More tha n 1,500 runners are expected to participate. The new and improved 5K course will start at Seaport Court and head out Seaport Boulevard to circle beautiful Pacific Shores Center on a 3-mile extension of the Bay Trail. For more details and to register :hhttp://www.oktoberun.com/http://www.oktoberun.com/

PortFest highlights:
  • Boat Rides & Harbor Tours with Marine Science Institute. These low-cost tours always sell out, so reservations are strongly recommended. Go to the PortFest website for the link for online reservations.
  • New this year! Sam’s Chowdermobile. It has been voted one of the best food trucks in the Bay Area.
  • Live Music featuring two groups. The Decades will rock PortFest with a variety of musical styles from Chuck Berry to Katy Perry 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Following them will be OTR, a great rock n’ roll and R&B band playing music from the 70’s on up to the latest hits. They will play from 1:30 to 3:30 pm. 
  • Community bands also will be playing throughout the day, including: West Bay Community Band, Sequoia High School Band, Woodside High School Marching Band, and Woodside High School Jazz Band & Orchestra.
  • Working Waterfront Trolley Tour–go behind the scenes for a guided half-hour tour of the Port’s industrial businesses.
  • Beer Garden and Tiki Bar.
  • portfestChildren’s and Teen’s Activities.
  • Food booths & food trucks
If you drive to PortFest, take Seaport Blvd. east over highway 101. Stay in the left lane. Turn left at Seaport Court (3rd light). Parking is free. If you are coming by train, there is a free shuttle from the Redwood City train station in downtown to the Port. The shuttle will be marked with signs that identify it as the PortFest shuttle. Shuttle will stop on Winslow Avenue next to northbound tracks. The 2014 shuttle schedule will be posted on the PortFest website as soon as it is available.
PortFest sponsors include:
  • Pete and Paula Uccelli Foundation, Kids Bounce House
  • Seaport Industrial Association, Working Waterfront Tours
  • Spinnaker Sailing, Free Sailboat Rides
  • Sea Scouts, Free Boat Rides
  • Marine Science Institute, Harbor Tours, Shark Tank & Touch Sea Life Exhibit
  • Sims Metal Management, Musical Entertainment
  • Recology
  • RWC Parks, Recreation & Community Services Dept, Kids’ Activities 
For more schedule and updates, as well as information for any businesses that wish to sponsor or have booths at PortFest, please log on at http://www.rwcportfest.com/

Visit Lady Washington at www.historicalseaport.org

And the Port of Redwood City at 
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