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Wednesday, August 27, 2014


Nothing seems more quintessentially "Northwest" than tugboats, and this weekend you can tour them, see them pass by in a procession, and even watch them race, plus so much more. It all happens during the Harbor Days Maritime Festival and Tugboat Races in Olympia, Washington. This annual event, now in its 41st year, takes place at Percival Landing, 405 Columbia St. NW, from 5-8 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 29, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 30, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 31. 

In addition to enjoying the tugboats, you can sample a worldwide menu of food, including Pacific salmon prepared according to tribal traditions, with alder wood and hot rocks, by experts from the Chehalis Tribe's Lucky Eagle Casino. Live entertainment, kids' activities, and over 250 booths featuring arts and crafts and more will keep the whole family busy. You can even meet Lenny Lekanoff, the deckhand from the television show "Deadliest Catch," a popular feature on the Discovery Channel. He and another crew member, who is in his 90s and still working, will be special guests aboard the tug Galene. 

Other attractions bring railroad history to life, highlighting connections with Olympia. Tacoma Rail's Centennial Celebration will take place at the Port Plaza, and Kitsap Live Steamers will offer rides on a small train set up on a track 100 feet long.

There is truly something for everyone at this great event. Different activities happen on different days, so be sure to check the event website for the schedule. Here is a link to handy map of Olympia and Percival Landing. Enjoy this great occasion!

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