Waterfront Festival and Cardboard Boat Regatta

The 25th Annual Watkins Glen Waterfront Festival and Cardboard Boat Regatta takes place Friday, June 15 and Saturday, June 16, 2018. It's the perfect answer for a Father's Day weekend celebration! Held in Watkins Glen at Seneca Harbor Park, this unique waterfront event captures the spirit of the Finger Lakes. Enjoy the festival activities completely free of charge, as with all Watkins Glen Promotions events!

Friday Night Lights

Escape to paradise amid the enchanting peacefulness and beauty of Seneca Harbor as dusk becomes night amid the glow of the Lighting of the Harbor. Harbor Lights is the newest event to the Waterfront Festival. Friday evening includes musical entertainment at Captain Bill's and the Village Marina Bar and Grill Dock. The Food Court will fill your appetite with a variety of everybody's favorite fair foods. As the sun sets, the harbor begins to beckon as Harbor Light show begins.

Saturday Cardboard Boaters Rule the Harbor

Events on Saturday take on a much livelier mood. From 11-2p visitors can stroll through the Concourse de Cardboard, check out the cardboard boats and meet the crews. The public are encouraged, and maybe even bribed, to vote for their favorite cardboard boat. All money collected for the People's Choice benefits SAFE (Suicide Prevention for Everyone of Schuyler County). At 2pm it's the 25th Edition of the Cardboard Boat Regatta. Laugh and applaud the bold and adventurous Captains and Crews of the Cardboard Boat Regatta as they bravely sail their cardboard crafts from launch to finish line.

 ⇒ Learn more about the festival here