FIRST Annual Harbor District Maritime Festival:

Washington’s new annual event- the place where kids and adults alike experience the magic of getting on the water, the beauty of watercrafts, and the richness of our maritime culture. Learn from the experts, swap stories with fellow boat aficionados, and bring your family for a weekend they’ll never forget. Come on down to Washington and experience it all yourself: the boats, the craftsmanship, the community, the celebration.

Stewart Parkway, Washington Waterfront

May 21, 2022 9am – 2pm

Marine Vendors & Dealers Nautical Flea Market
Nautical Artisans
Demonstrations & Education
Live Music & More!

sponsored by


The Motley Tones

Over thirty times a year, The Motley Tones perform up and down the MidAtlantic region, delighting audiences wherever they go, leaving only memories and taking only … anything that is not nailed down!

The Beaufort County Traditional Music Association

It was May 2008 that a few local musicians started gathering on a corner near the Washington Waterfront to share some musical talent. Over the past 14 years, this weekly gathering has grown into a unique Beaufort County attraction for both musicians and music lovers all over Eastern Carolina.


Fill out the attached form to participate

The Washington Harbor District Alliance is proud to present the 1st annual Harbor District Maritime Festival in Washington on the Pamlico River. There are many ways to participate:


Gene Oakley, expert on steam engines used in vessels on the sounds and rivers of NC, is back!



Phoebe Wahab, BHM Bath Community Librarian, and Karey Blanchard, BHM Regional Library Director, will be making balloon cutlasses for kids to find their inner pirate!

Boat rides with Xploreibx Charters

Coast Guard Rescue Demonstration
As long as they aren’t needed for a real mission, our local Coast Guard will demonstrate a water rescue around 12:00!