42nd Annual Bodega Bay Fisherman's Festival...Fun for All Ages!

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The Bodega Bay Fisherman's Festival celebrates the fishermen of Bodega Bay fishermen and the kickoff of salmon season with the Blessing of the Fleet. All proceeds from the Bodega Bay Fisherman's Festival benefit Bodega Bay Area not for profit community service organizations.

The Bodega Bay, California community will host its 42nd Annual Fisherman’s Festival on April 11-12, 2015. The Bodega Bay Fisherman's Festival is packed with events for people of all ages – craft booths, live music, good food, entertainment and more. A favorite attraction is the wine tasting booth featuring more than 25 Sonoma County wines and a beer booth with several local Sonoma County ales. With something for every palate, from barbecued oysters, local fish ‘n chips, clam chowder to a variety of food trucks the event does not disappoint. Live music and entertainers perform on the main stage all day Saturday and Sunday. Artisans and vendors from all over California and beyond offer a wide selection of arts and crafts.

The festival has its origin as a celebration of the start of the Russian River Salmon fishing season and the annual Blessing of the Fleet. Events include a bath tub race and a wooden boat challenge where participating teams build a vessel and compete in a boat race.

The Bodega Bay Fisherman’s Festival is a great venue for kids with a play area for face painting, spin paintings, games, a touch tank tide pool, and llamas (and guest pets) on parade.

Sunday morning features the Blessing of the Fishing Fleet when decorated boats parade out of the Bodega Bay harbor to receive a blessing from local clergy.

The Bodega Bay Fisherman’s Festival is a 501(c)(3) California nonprofit charitable organization and is 100% volunteer-run by local community members (click here to volunteer). All proceeds from the Bodega Bay Fisherman's Festival benefit Bodega Bay Area community services.

For more information or to pre-purchase tickets please visit http://www.bbfishfest.org.

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Andrea Robertson