Koehler Kraft hosts San Diego Wooden Boat Festival June 18-19

SAN DIEGO — The 26th annual San Diego Wooden Boat Festival will sail into town the weekend of June 18-19 just in time for Father’s Day. More than 70 boats will be display at the Koehler Kraft Boatyard.

As the premier annual event for Southern California traditional wooden boat enthusiasts, the festival provides a rare opportunity for the public to view classic crafts up close and chat with classic boat enthusiast. Boats on display run the gamut from rowing, sailing, and power boats to regal schooners and rugged workboats.

The weekend festivities include live music, a variety of booths, activities for children and a raffle with a large assortment of items donated by local businesses.

The event’s proceeds will benefit the George and Betty Harbaugh Charitable Foundation, which recently acquired the historic 1946 Catboat, Emily L. The boat is currently being restored at Koehler Kraft Boatyard and will be rechristened Betty Lou. Once it is finished the boat will be utilized by the nonprofit in a way to introduce wounded warriors to sailing.

The San Diego Wooden Boat Festival will be open Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sunday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults, $2 for kids ages 6-12. Koehler Kraft is located at 2302 Shelter Island Drive, San Diego.

For more information visit sdwoodenboatfestival.org or call 619-222-9051.


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