The Kachemak Bay Wooden Boat Society holds its 26th annual festival from Thursday to Sunday in Homer.
The highlight of the festival will be the wooden boat displays on the Homer Spit at the Nick Dudiak Fishing Lagoon campground from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Anchorage Celtic pub band Rogues and Wenches will hold a singalong from 1-3 p.m. Saturday and also plays starting at 8 p.m. Sunday at Alice’s Champagne Palace. There is a suggested $10 donation for the Sunday event.
The weekend boat display features wooden boats of all sizes and designs, including some that can be tried out on the bay. Watch marine skills demonstrations and bring the kids for the popular model boat building. Food trucks will be on site with tasty treats. Booths by marine and fishing-friendly organizations also will be on hand.
The festival starts at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center with speaker Iris Nawiesniak of the Alaska Office of Boating Safety. The film “Around Cape Horn” will also be shown.
At 7 p.m. Friday at the Salty Dawg, sing sea chanteys, tell sea stories or present fishing poetry — bring your own poems, too.