Wooden Boat Events in 2020

A calendar of traditional and classic wooden boat events, festivals and regattas from around the world in 2020.

Following the Covid-19 outbreak, most of this year’s events have, regretfully, been cancelled or postponed. 

This is in light of current developments and advice on gatherings, non-essential social contact and the need to prioritise public health and well-being. 

The links below are still live so you can check for updates on individual events.

Please stay safe and well so we can all go boating again soon.

January 2020

February 2020

2nd February 2020

Port Hacking Putt Putt and Wooden Boat Regatta

Hungry Point to Lilli Pilli Point, Port Hacking River, NSW, Australia

29th February to 1st March 2020

The Paynesville Classic Boat Rally

Paynesville Boat Ramp, Gippsland Lakes, Paynesville, Victoria, Australia

March 2020

6th to 9th March 2020

2020 Wooden Boat Festival of Geelong

Royal Geelong Yacht Club, Geelong, Victoria, Australia

20th to 22nd March 2020

39th Annual Sunnyland Boat Festival

Wooten Park, Tavares, FL, USA

April 2020

14th to 19th April 2020

Lake Hartwell Boat Festival

Lake Hartwell Marina, Hartwell, GA, USA
17th to 18th April 2020

Heartland Classics Hot Springs Classic

Lake Hamilton, Hot Springs, Arkansas, USA
Port Aransas Wooden Boat Festival
24th to 26th April 2020

Port Aransas Wooden Boat Festival

Port Aransas, Mustang Island , TX, USA

May 2020

1st to 3rd May 2020

2020 Classic & Wooden Boat Festival

Australian National Maritime Museum, Darling Harbour, Sydney, Australia
2nd to 3rd May 2020

25th Annul Keels & Wheels Concours d’Elegance

Lakewood Yacht Club, Seabrook, TX, USA
2nd to 3rd May 2020

Brixham Pirate Regatta

Brixham, Devon, UK
8th to 9th May 2020

Lake of the Ozarks Spring Opening

Margaritaville, Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri, USA
15th to 16th May 2020

Lake Lure Antique Boats

Lake Lure Inn & Spa, Lake Lure, NC, USA
23rd to 25th May 2020

Brixham Heritage Regatta

Brixham, Devon, UK

June 2020 Wooden Boat Events

4th to 7th June 2020

Classics Cruisin’ Table Rock Lake

Rock Lane Resort, Branson, Missouri, USA
13th to 20th June 2020

Seafair Haven, 2020

Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire, UK
12th to 14th June 2020

Falmouth classics and Sea Shanty Festival

The Classics Maritime Village, Custom House Quay, Falmouth, Cornwall, UK
12th to 14th June 2020

Calstock Steamboat Rally

Calstock, Cornwall, UK

12th to 19th June 2020

Classic Yacht Festival On The Clyde

Fairlie Yacht Club, Largs, Ayrshire, Scotland

19th to 21st June 2020

33rd Annual Antique and Classic Boat Festival

Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, St St. Michaels, MD, USA
20th June 2020

Hudson River Maritime Festival

Hudson River Maritime Museum, Kingston, NY, USA
20th to 21st June 2020

The 27th Scottish Traditional Boat Festival

Portsoy, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
26th to 28th June 2020

35th Annual “Where It All Began” Boat Show

Algonac Harbour Club, Kingston, NY, USA
26th to 28th June 2020

Whitefish Woody Weekend

The Lodge, Whitefish Lake, Whitefish, MT, USA

July 2020

3rd to 5th July 2020

Dutch WoodenBoat Festival 2020 and Amateur Boat Building Award

The Old Navy Harbour, Willemsoord, Den Helder, Netherlands
3rd to 5th July 2020

Sea, Salts and Sail Festival

Mousehole, Cornwall, UK
10th to 11th July 2020

30th Annual Fulton Chain Rendezvous

Old Forge Public Docks, Old Forge, NY, USA
10th to 15th July 2020

Brest International Maritime Festival

The banks of the Penfeld and the Docks, Brest, Brittany, France
11th to 12th July 2020

Friendshipseries 2019 Regatta (International 12 foot dinghy)

(Olympic 1920 Centennial Memorial Event)
Oostende, Belgium
15th to 19th July 2020

Festival Temps Fête

Douarnenez, Finistère, Brittany, France
16th to 19th July 2020

Joe Wheeler Antique and Classic Boat Show

Joe Wheeler State Park & Lodge, Near Rogersville, AL, USA
17th to 19th July 2020

The 2020 Thames Traditional Boat Festival

Fawley Meadows, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, UK
24th to 26th July 2020

42nd Antique and Classic Boat Show

Skaneateles Lake, Finger Lakes, NY, USA
25th July 2020

35th Annual Vintage Boat Show

Burlington Boathouse, Burlington, VT, USA
25th July 2020

Payette Lake Classic and Wooden Boat Show

Shore Lodge, McCall, ID, USA

August 2020

1st to 2nd August 2020

Clovelly Maritime Festival

Clovelly, North Devon, UK
1st to 3rd August 2020

Risør Trebåtfestival

Risør, The Skaggerak coast, Sørlandet, Norway
3rd August 2020

14th Annual Big Sky Antique and Classic Boat Show

Marina Cay Resort, Bigfork, MT, USA
8th August 2020

NEPA Harveys Lake 30th Annual Antique and Classic Boat Show

Grotto Marina, Harveys Lake, Pennsylvania, USA
12th to 16th August 2020

SAIL Amsterdam 2020

IJ Waterways, Amsterdam, Netherlands
14th to 15th August 2020

Port Sanilac Antique Boat and Vintage Show

Port Sanilac Municipal Marina, Port Sanilac, Michigan, USA
14th to 16th August 2020

Swale Smack and Barge Match

Swale, North Kent, UK


September 2020 Wooden Boat Events

11th to 12th September 2020

27th Annual Mahogany & Chrome Show

Arrowhead Marina, Grand Lake, Oklahoma, USA
11th to 12th September 2020

45th Annual Real Runabouts Rendezvous

Lord Fletchers Old Lake Lodge, Lake Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA
11th to 12th September 2020

Port Huron Boat Show “Boat the Blue”

Boardwalk, Downton, Port Huron, Michigan, USA
11th to 13th September 2020

Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival

Point Hudson, Port Townsend, WA, USA
18th to 20th September 2020

10th Annual Colorado Wooden Boat Float

Rancho Del Rio, Bond, Colorado, USA
26th to 27th September 2020

Lake Sinclair Cruise

Little River Park & Campgrounds, Columbia, St Milledgeville, GA, USA

October 2020 Wooden Boat Events

16th to 18th October 2020

Chattanooga Motor Car & Antique Boat Festival

River front in Downtown Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA

November 2020

21st to 22nd Nov 2020

All Steamed up Festival

Mannum Dock Museum, Mannum, South Australia

December 2020

More wooden boat events, traditional and classic festivals and regattas from around the world will be added as their details become available.

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