MarinaFest returns to Burton Chace Park for its 9th year

Bring the whole family on June 22 and 23 for an in-water boat show, harbor tours and more affordable fun at Marina del Rey’s docks.

MARINA DEL REY—A boater favorite, MarinaFest, is returning to Marina del Rey’s Burton Chace Park on June 22 and 23. This event, which celebrates the boating lifestyle in Marina del Rey, will have sail/powerboats on display in water, harbor tours, tall ships, food, music and more to entertain the entire family.

Two tall ships, Irving Johnson and Exy Johnson, will be in the water giving tours of the harbor. Visitors will have the chance to learn historic tidbits as well as see many of Marina del Rey’s local attractions while sailing aboard the famed vessels. In addition to these free ship tours, there will also be free harbor tours and kayak lessons.

As far as grabbing a bite to eat or drink, a wine and beer garden will be hosted by Rustic Kitchen and food trucks will be close by.

Vendors for the show will include boating-related industries like California Yacht Co. and Action Watersports, as well as angling booths like Killer Sport Fishing. Eateries such as Marina del Rey’s famed Killer Shrimp will also have a booth for MarineFest. Many more vendors will be on site, including local businesses and other boating-/fishing-/on-water-related interests.

Kids will also be provided with fun activities to enjoy the day.

Adults must pay $10 to receive a wrist band for entry to the in-water boat show, but children under the age of 12 are free. All other events on land, including the historic boat tours, are free.

During events, taking public transportation is recommended. Take the Santa Monica Big Blue Bus, the free beach shuttle, water taxi service or Marina del Rey free ride service. All details can be found online at MarinaFest’s official website.

Guests who wish to park at the event can park at Chase Metered Lot, Marina Lot 77, Marina Lot 44, Marina Lot 2/Boat Launch Ramp and Marina Lot 5. View beaches.lacounty.gov/marina-del-rey-parking-lot-diagrams to see maps of the parking lots.

Burton Chace Park is located at 13650 Mindinao Way in Marina del Rey.

Visit the website at marinafest.org to learn more. A full schedule for both days is also available online. For more information, email marinafestmdr@gmail.com or call 310-877-5500.

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