...and experience a celebration of all things that have made our community a historic lakefront destination. The Maritime Heritage Festival is an award-winning event featuring tall ships, Coast Guard boats, tugs and barges, restored and handcrafted wooden boats, an Artisan's Marketplace, educational and historic activities and displays, live music and entertainment, guided/interactive harbor tours, children's activities, food/beverage court, water safety/awareness exhibits, special attractions like a Ferris Wheel located at the Coal Dock Park, and the Annual Cardboard Boat Regatta and Land Regatta Run/Walk. A great deal more than a traditional maritime festival, we invite you to experience our rich heritage through an exciting blend of sights, sounds, tastes and activities. Chart your course for Port Washington's Maritime Heritage Festival today!
The Land Regatta Run/Walk opens the Saturday festivities for the Maritime Heritage Festival at the Coal Dock Park. It is a family-friendly chip-timed event designed to appeal to all abilities with two course distances available. The 4 mile run/walk winds through the downtown before climbing the hill to the Upper Lake Park, travels through the residential Spinnaker area, and returns to the Coal Dock Park via the Interurban Trail through the bird sanctuary area. The 2 mile run/walk begins with the Harbor Walk and ensures maximum view of the lakefront and attractions brought to us by the Maritime Heritage Festival before returning to the Coal Dock Park from the downtown area. The 2 mile run/walk does not incorporate the hill to Upper Lake Park. Proceeds from the run/walk event will fund the purchase and installation of an outdoor adult fitness park in the Upper Lake Park.