Join us on Saturday, October 7, 2017 10AM to 3PM

A free community celebration of the working and recreational waterfront.

The 2017 Redwood City PortFest is almost here!  It's historic -- the Sesquicentennial for Redwood City (150th anniversary) and the 80th Anniversary of the founding of the Port.  We are also celebrating as an Anchor Event for Save the Bay's "Bay Day".
The video below shows highlights from last year's PortFest. 

We are excited to see the Fog City Swampers and the Touch of Class Band!
Be sure to ride the Working Waterfront Trolley Tour and try a Harbor tour or
other waterside activities.

We would like to thank our financial sponsors Sims Metal Management, Monolith Materials, the Seaport Industrial Association and the Port of Redwood City.  In kind sponsors include the City of Redwood City, Marine Science Institute, Sea Scouts of Pacific Skyline Council, Sea Cadets of Moffet Air Squadron, Sequoia Yacht Club, Spinnaker Sailing, San Mateo County History Museum, and Recology.

We'd like to share your best event photos or "selfies" from PortFest.  Email them to

2016 YouTube Video courtesy of Jill Clardy

  • Touch of Class 1:15 pm to 3:00 pm        R&B, Funk, dance music, get a taste here:
  • Free Boat Rides on the Sea Scout boat "Gryphon"--first come, first served--check on availability at the Sea Scouts booth across from the Fishing Pier.
  • Working Waterfront Trolley Tour--go behind the scenes for a guided half-hour tour of the Port's industrial businesses. Hop on at the grass turning circle in the parking lot.
  • Beer Garden and Tiki Bar
  • Children’s and Teen’s Activities
  • Food Booths & Food Trucks
Getting to PortFest! 
Take the train and shuttle to the Port of Redwood City for the free public PortFest festival. View FREE PortFest Shuttle schedule here.  Look for the sandwich sign that says "PortFest Shuttle Stop".  It will be stationed next to the taxi pick-up area on the sidewalk of Winslow St. (Southbound train travelers will need to cross over the tracks at the designated crossing to get to the shuttle stop.)

If you drive to PortFest, take Seaport Blvd. east over highway 101. Stay in the left lane!  Turn left at Seaport Court (3rd light).  Parking is free. 

If you bike to PortFest, here is the recommended route from the downtown Redwood City Caltrain station.  Follow the green path indicated on the map shown here:  Bike route to PortFest

Thank you to the following SPONSORS for their generous support of the following activities at the 2016 PortFest:
  • Jay Paul Company, Music Stage
  • Sims Metal Management, Kids Zone
  • Seaport Industrial Association, Working Waterfront Tours
  • Pabco Gypsum, Sea Scout "Gryphon" Boat Rides
  • Monolith Industries, Bandstand Music & Welcome Ceremony
  • Spinnaker Sailing, Free Sailboat Rides 
  • Marine Science Institute, Shark Tank & Touch Sea Life Exhibit, and Harbor Tours
  • San Mateo County History Museum and Woodside General Store, Logging Exhibit 
  • RWC Parks & Rec Dept, Kid's Activity Table 
  • RWC Public Library, Face Painting & Balloon Man 
  • Recology San Mateo County
  • RWC Fire Dept.

Arts & Crafts, Retail Businesses, Non-Profits and Food vendors are encouraged to sign up early!  Click on the Vendor page for applications.

Thank You To Our Volunteer Bands & Musicians

  • West Bay Community Band
  • Woodside High School Band
  • Sequoia High School Band
Food, Vendors & Information Booths for 2017.  Applications are still being accepted!
        Food & Beverage Vendors:
  • Carmen's Taqueria
  • Crab Fiesta
  • Flamin' Dogs
  • Olde Tyme Kettle Korn
  • Redwood City Downtown Lions
  • Sequoia Yacht Club Tiki Bar
  • The Ice Cream Company

  • Other vendors, booths & activities:

  • Alejandro's Trade
  • Bay Area News Group
  • Bounce House
  • Blu Harbor Apartments
  • California Canoe and Kayak
  • U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary
  • Elizabeth Moon
  • Farm Fresh To You
  • Fuse Theater
  • Hands-on Arts & Crafts booths
  • Jewelry by Jerry
  • Kellita by Kelly
  • Kids' Bounce House
  • Licensepl8t
  • Marine Science Institute - shark tank, touch tank, harbor tours
  • Moffett Squadron Cadets--event support
  • Mural Activity--Public Participation
  • Port of Redwood City - event host, info booth
  • Peninsula Youth Sailing Foundation
  • Redwood City Fire Department - fireboat and info
  • Redwood City Parks & Arts Foundation
  • Redwood City Parks, Rec. & Comm'ty Svcs. Dept. - Kids' activities
  • Redwood City Police Dept. - Kids' fingerprinting and safety info
  • Redwood City Public Library - Kids' activities
  • Redwood City Public Works Dept. - event support
  • Redwood City Sesquicentennial (150th)
  • Redwood Creek Preservation Trust
  • Renewal by Anderson
    • San Mateo County Historical Association
    • San Mateo County Office of Sustainability
    • San Mateo County Water Pollution Prevention
    • Save the Bay - Bay Day 
    • Sea Scouts - Opening Ceremonies, boat rides
    • Seaport Industrial Association - working waterfront tours, information booth
    • Tangee Trowbridge
    • Spinnaker Sailing School - boat rides
    • Tera Tera - jewelry, scarves, hand carvings
    • U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary
    • Woodside General Store - logging exhibit