Annual Bodega Bay Fisherman's Festival
- Saturday, April 14, 2018 - 10:00am to 05:00pm
- Sunday, April 15, 2018 - 10:00am to 05:00pm
The 45th Annual Fisherman's Festival is packed with events for people of all ages - craft booths, live music, good food, entertainment, and more. A favorite attraction is the wine tasting booth featuring more than 25 Sonoma County wines and a beer booth with several local ales. Plus they have something for every palate from barbecued oysters, local fish ‘n chips, clam chowder, and a variety of food trucks. Live music and entertainers perform on the main stage all day Saturday and Sunday. Artisans and vendors from all over California and beyond offer a wide selection of arts and crafts. The Fisherman’s Festival is a great venue for kids with a play area for face painting, games, a touch tank tide pool, bouncy houses and more.
The festival has its origin as a celebration of the start of the Salmon fishing season and the annual Blessing of the Fleet. Each year’s theme is chosen by the Bodega Bay Fisherman’s Marketing Association. At the Festival site itself you’ll see a wooden boat challenge where participating teams build a vessel and compete in a boat race. Sunday morning will feature the Blessing of the Fishing Fleet when decorated boats parade out of the harbor to receive a blessing from local clergy.