Located at mile marker 12 on the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (at Great Bridge, VA), the Festival is held the same weekend of a national yachting convention in Norfolk. Over 50 large vessels will participate in the convention and will be making their way north through Chesapeake. Atlantic Yacht Basin, located at Marker 12 on the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, will host the Festival in cooperation with Waterway Guide Media – America's most trusted and respected publications for boaters. Guided tours will be provided both on land and on the waterway. Participants will learn about different types of boats, fascinating facts about the waterway, and get a rare view of the interworking's of the locks and the Great Bridge draw bridge.
Complimentary shuttle service will be provided between the Hampton Roads Duck Race and the Boat Festival. A "Docktail" event is planned from 1 – 4 PM where guests will enjoy live music by Karl Werne. Beer and wine will be available for purchase.
Tickets / Admission: The event is free and open to the public. Beer and wine are available for purchase. Cash and major credit cards accepted.
More Info: Must be 21 or older to consume alcohol. Dogs with responsible owners are welcome. Bring a chair as a limited number of chairs are available. Proceeds benefit Virginia Water Tourism Corp., a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.