PJ Boaters FestivalThe 5th Annual Port Jefferson Boater’s Festival has expanded to take place throughout the Village of Port Jefferson, NY and on its harborfront.

This festival will host the Port Jeff Boat Show with over 50 boats on display and dozens of fishing vendors at one of the island’s only outdoor shows. Sailing demonstrations will take place on the harbor, as well as a regatta. Maritime related attractions, museums, art and organizationas will be present along with FREE open demos of kayaks, inflatable boats and paddleboards. Food and drink will be offered by local eateries. Pirate shows and treasure hunts will round out the entertainment for the entire family.

Back again this year is the Paddle Battle Long Island Port Jefferson Race. Saturday’s 2.5 mile recreational race includes kayak and stand up paddle boards, each in separate categories. Races help raise money for not-for-profit organizations such as the United Way of Long Island VetsBuild program, the Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation and the East End Tourism Alliance.

New this year is a regional outdoor Crossfit Competition courtesy of Port Jeff Crossfit. Over 150 participants will gather on Saturday for the Throwdown on the Sound at Harborfront Park.

For more information about attending by land or by boat, visit portjeff.com. The Bridgeport & Port Jefferson Ferry is a great way to get there too – their website is 88844ferry.com.

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