Ready for a genuine celebration of the Marina lifestyle? Then clear your schedule on Saturday, June 8 and come down to Marina del Rey’s Catalina Yacht Anchorage for the 2013 MarinaFest Boat Show. This year’s show is expanded and set to be more fun than ever with a slew of new activities for visitors. Parking is available at Catalina Yacht Anchorage and several additional county lots in the area. You can also hop on the Beach Shuttle for an easy ride to the festivities.
Now, here’s what’s in store for you at this year’s MarinaFest:
The Boat Show
Location: 13505 Bali Way, Marina del Rey
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
MarinaFest at Catalina Yacht Anchorage will feature a fantastic array of power and sail craft, recreational water gear and displays from the Marina del Rey Historical Society, Blue Pacific Sailing, Catalina Island, Marina Sailing and more.
Free Sailboat Rides
Location: 13589 Mindinao Way, Marina del Rey
Enjoy a sailboat ride from Santa Monica Windjammers Yacht Club between 12:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.
Parking: For Marsh Tours: SW side of Jefferson Blvd./For Self-Guided Tour: Lot behind Gordon’s Market at 303 Culver Blvd.
The Friends of Ballona Wetlands are giving Ballona Freshwater Marsh Tours between 10:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. There will also be a self-guided tour of the salt marsh and dunes between 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.
Water Taxi Service
Take a free water taxi to the open house events at the California Yacht Club, Pacific Mariners Yacht Club, Santa Monica Windjammers Yacht Club and South Coast Corinthian Yacht Club.
Location: 13915 Panay Way, Marina del Rey
The Pacific Mariners Yacht Club’s is hosting their annual marine and non-marine swap meet, starting at 8:00 a.m. in the club’s parking lot.
Westside German Shepherd Rescue of Los Angeles will also be on hand to help you find your new best friend. Make sure to stop by and wave a friendly-paw while you’re browsing the marine goods.
Will you be attending MarinaFest? Let us know!