Friday, October 5, 2018

Redwood City PortFest

By Karen Robes Meeks

The Port of Redwood City is celebrating the waterfront with a free all-day community event on Oct. 6.

PortFest 2018 starts at 10 a.m. with a welcome ceremony featuring the Moffett Squadron Sea Cadet Color Guard, the West Bay Community Band, while Rep. Jackie Speier and Redwood City Mayor Ian Bain will address the crowd. Shortly after the ceremony, the Redwood City Fire Department Fireboat Sequoia Guardian will perform a water cannon display.

Festivities will also include live music, food trucks and booths, boat rides, children’s activities and other displays. The History Museum Woodside Store’s special interactive logging experience exhibit will celebrate the port’s history as a logging port in the 1800s.

Don’t miss the 45-minute harbor tours aboard the Robert G. Brownlee, as well as Working Waterfront tours and the opportunity to ride in a 16-person rowing barge.

PortFest runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Port of Redwood City waterfront on Seaport Court at Seaport Blvd.

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