Byline: Ambrosia Brody
SAN DIEGO — The Port of San Diego will host the family friendly Working Waterfront Weekend, a day-long event filled with activities, tours of the waterfront and live music, Saturday, May 18.
The Working Waterfront Weekend begins with a family picnic from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at Pepper Park in National City. Families can purchases meal items from on-site vendors or bring their own food.
A Maritime Museum of San Diego swift boat and a Harbor Police fireboat will be on display at the dock.
Free bus tours of the National City Marine Terminal, arts and craft stations, face painting and live music will be provided throughout the day. Two free boat tours of San Diego Bay will be offered on Sunday, May 19.
The free event will give residents and visitors to the area a look at the maritime businesses that make up the city’s working waterfront, and information on its importance to the region. San Diego Bay’s Working Waterfront includes marine terminals and maritime and industrial enterprises along San Diego Bay.
According to the port, the Working Waterfront provides thousands of jobs and serves as an important economic engine for the region.
Exhibit participants include Pasha Automotive Services, Nielsen Beaumont, Jankovich Co., Dixieline Pro Build, the Coast Guard, Continental Maritime, the San Diego Port Tenants Association, the San Diego Sportfishing Association, the Maritime Museum of San Diego, Pacific Tug, the San Diego Harbor Police Department and Harborside Refrigerated Services.
Free parking is available, adjacent to Pepper Park.
To book a Sunday, May 19 harbor tour, visit portofsandiego.org/community-service/3281-port-invites-public-to-working-waterfront-weekend.html.