Port of Redwood City Currents Newsletter – September 3, 2015


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PortFest: 30 Days, 30 Reasons to Come Saturday, October 3

30 days to PortFest VI, a public waterfront event,  at the Port of Redwood City, Saturday, October 3.

30 Reasons to Come

1.    It’s free and so is parking. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

2.    Introduction to sailing for kids and teens – get out on a boat!


Robert G. Brownlee

3.    Boat Rides & Harbor Tours. Sign up here for free boat rides with Marine Science Institute. These tours sold out in 2014. The link is now enabled for 2015. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/port-tours-at-the-redwood-city-port-festival-2015-tickets-17781043580

4.    Back by Popular Demand! Live Wire was a hit at the 4th of July celebration, so we’ve brought them back for PortFest. Check them out at http://www.lwband.com/


Live Wire Band is returning

5.    NEW THIS YEAR! West Grand Boulevard is a band out of Oakland that plays classic Motown, R&B, and Soul. Check them out at http://www.westgrandblvd.com/

6.    Local celebrity Chef Steve Cortez will be providing chowder & fish tacos for sale and a free fish cooking demonstration. See his picture below.

7.    Working Waterfront Trolley Tour–go behind the scenes for a guided half-hour tour of the Port’s industrial businesses, presented by Seaport Industrial Association.

8.    A bounce house for kids.

9.    Children’s and Teen’s Activities.

10.  Food Booths & Food Trucks.

11.  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 (https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&pid=sites&srcid=ZGVmYXVsdGRvbWFpbnxyd2Nwb3J0ZmVzdHxneDo1NTU2MTMxMmEwMGM3ZGM2) Look for the sandwich sign that says “PortFest Shuttle Stop.” It will be stationed next to the taxi pick-up area on the sidewalk of Winslow Street (southbound train travelers will need to cross over the tracks at the designated crossing to get to the shuttle stop).

12.  West Bay Community Band.

13.  Woodside High Wildcat Marching Band.

14.  Redwood City Public Library – Kids’ activities.

15.  Marine Science Institute – shark tank, boat rides.

16.  Redwood City Parks, Rec. & Community Services Department – Kids’ activities.

17.  Sea Scouts – boat rides.

SSS Gryphon

Sea Scouts vessel at Port

18.  Sequoia Yacht Club – Tiki Bar and Beer Booth.

19.  Spinnaker Sailing School – boat rides.

20.  Woodside General Store – logging exhibit.

21.  Port of Redwood City booth.

22.  Redwood City Fire Department.

23.  Redwood City Police Department.

24.  A new “Water Ball” activity that allows people to climb into a giant plastic ball and walk across a pool of water.

25.  A new photo contest where people can post their PortFest selfies or other PortFest activity photos online and winners will receive prizes,

26.  Mariner Girl Scouts.

27.  Print out a map of activity locationshttps://docs.google.com/file/d/0B_1OaE3Gq1UocGZXMUVHMlJUczQ/edit  (This will be updated closer to the event).

28.  Be a vendor or have a booth http://www.rwcportfest.com/site/rwcportfest/vendors

29.  Stroll along the Port’s public waterfront paths.

30.  If you’re lucky, see a ship at the port (schedule pending).

See everything at http://www.rwcportfest.com/home

We are pleased to announce two early sponsors (see website for more as they come aboard).

  • Monolith Materials is sponsoring the Music Stage.
  • Sims Metal Management is sponsoring the free shuttle to/from the Caltrain station.

Chef Steve Cortez

Chef Steve CortezSee No. 6

West Grand Boulevard Band

Port of Redwood City  |  675 Seaport Blvd  |  Redwood City, CA 94063

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