PortFest will return on Saturday, October 1, 2022!
Welcome to portfest
A Redwood City Tradition
PortFest is a free community celebration and waterfront festival that takes place the first Saturday in October. The annual event welcomes the community to learn about Redwood City’s maritime heritage and the history of our industrial working waterfront.
The family-friendly event also includes live music, children’s recreational activities, food trucks, vendor booths and a day of fun overlooking the San Francisco Bay.
Plan your day at
Plan your day at PortFest! Find some fun for everyone during this one-day family festival. From boat rides, to children’s activities, and plenty of music in between, the event will host various interactive and hands-on activities for all ages.
Past activities included:
Kids and teen sailing
Boat ride harbor tours with the Marine Science Institute
Free boat rides on the Sea Scout Ship “Gryphon”
Working waterfront tour
Beer and wine booth
Food booths and trucks
We can't wait to make more memories in 2022!
PortFest is a great venue to connect with the community, and a good opportunity to highlight your handmade products unique to Redwood City. Our guests are most interested in high quality arts and crafts and will always come with an appetite to support unique food and beverage selections.
If you are interested in becoming a vendor, please complete the vendor application form.
Booth sites are assigned on a first-come first served basis and at the festival producer's discretion. We provide publicity for event vendors. Sign up soon, so we can promote your business.
A Note About Insurance
Food vendors are required to carry $1 million in liability insurance and provide a Certificate of Insurance naming the Port of Redwood City and its Board, the City of Redwood City and its Council, Messenger Events and their respective boards, officers, agents, and employees.
Food and beverage vendors and interactive vendors are also required to provide an Additional Insured Endorsement which names the Port of Redwood City and its Board, the City of Redwood City and its Council, and Messenger Events and their respective boards, officers, agents, and employees as additional insured.
Sponsoring PortFest is a unique and exciting opportunity to promote your business to the entire Peninsula and greater Bay Area community!
This well-attended, all-day, free public festival is held on the waterfront at the Port of Redwood City. We welcome the community to learn about the maritime heritage of the Port, the industrial working waterfront, and invite them to participate in recreational activities on the San Francisco Bay. There is fun for all at PortFest featuring live music, children’s activities, food trucks and booths, and more.
2022 sponsorship application coming soon.
portfest event schedule
The whole community is invited to celebrate on the water for our Annual PortFest! Come enjoy games, food, drinks, boat rides, sea life, and more!
Details for 2022 coming soon. Relive PortFest 2019!