Yesterday the Port of Redwood City was privy to the fun-loving activities of PortFest. This year was that it coincided with a cargo-loading operation (which isn’t so common since there are only around 60 commercial vessels each year arriving in the port). Even though these days this is now an automated process, it’s still cool to see. T
PortFest was originally instituted was to educate residents on the operations of the Port of Redwood City, which has many more functions than just commercial activity. It’s an exciting place and helps people really connect to the Bay.
At the festival, there are boat rides, live music, marathons, Tiki bar, a beer garden and more. The Marine Science Institute boat tours are going to be using the organization’s research vessel. They last 40 minutes and cost $5, although entrance to the PortFest is free. As well, there were boat rides for no fee, offered by the Spinnaker Sailing School and Sea Scouts organization.
Another cool feature of the PortFest is that it was the start and end point for OktobeRun, raising money for the Redwood City Educational Foundation.
And of course, for foodies, Sam’s Chowdermobile sold its wares for the first time – voted one of the Bay Area’s best foodtrucks.
A great, educational, cultural and fun-loving day for the whole family.