Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m, visitors can admire the style and craftsmanship of some of our areas– and Newport’s– finest wooden boats at the Balboa Yacht Club. Visitors are welcome to board many of the boats, and it is a great and family-oriented event, which will include oceanographic art, food, live music, a silent auction and “Kids Toy Boat Building Pavilion”. More event info can be found here: https://newportbeachwoodenboatfestival.com/schedule/
The star of the show this year is John Wayne’s old minesweeper-turned-cruiser, the Wild Goose, which showgoers can tour beginning at 10am on Saturday
You can park and ride a shuttle from 1600 Newport Center Drive, and a water taxi will also be picking up showgoers at specific locations throughout the harbor (https://newportbeachwoodenboatfestival.com/water-taxi/) from 10am until 5:30pm. There is no parking at Balboa Yacht Club, and street parking will be limited.
While the main event is Saturday, be sure to check out options for Friday and Sunday, too, here: https://newportbeachwoodenboatfestival.com/