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

A free community celebration of the working and recreational waterfront.

It was an absolutely beautiful day.  See the video below for highlights. We would like to thank our financial sponsors The Jay Paul Company, Sims Metal Management, Monolith Materials, Cemex, Pabco Gypsum, Seaport Industrial Association and the Port of Redwood City.  In kind sponsors included 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. The 2017 Shuttle schedule is not yet posted!  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!
  • Alejandro's Trade
  • Blu Harbor Apartments
  • Farm Fresh To You
  • Gotta Love Kettle Korn
  • Hands-on Arts & Crafts booths
  • Kalita by Kelly
  • Kids' Bounce House
  • Mariner Scouts
  • Marine Science Institute - shark tank, touch tank, harbor tours
  • Nob Hill Foods
  • Moffett Squadron Cadets--event support
  • Mural Activity--Public Participation
  • Port of Redwood City - event host, info booth
  • Peninsula Youth Sailing Foundation
  • Redwood City CERT
  • 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)
  • Renewal by Anderson
  • Sam's Chowder House Chowdermobile
      • San Mateo County Historical Association
      • Save the Bay - Bay Day 
      • Sea Scouts - Opening Ceremonies, boat rides
      • Seaport Industrial Association - working waterfront tours, information booth
      • Sequoia Yacht Club - Tiki Bar 
      • Spinnaker Sailing School - boat rides
      • Tera Tera - jewelry, scarves, hand carvings
      • U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary
      • Woodside General Store - logging exhibit