Sag Harbor HarborFest Schedule of Events

Sag Harbor hosts its 54th Annual HarborFest this coming weekend, a village-wide event celebrating the maritime history of Sag Harbor. The weekend includes classic whaleboat races, a clam shucking contest, potato sack races, a tug of war, a hula hoop contest and music.

Below is a schedule of events for the weekend’s festivitiews:


8 pm  Bay Street Theater All Star Comedy Show hosted by Joseph Vecesy at Bay Street Theater


9 a.m. – 5 p.m.  Arts and Crafts Fair, Marine Park

9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Sat,. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m Sun.  Sidewalk Sale, Village Business District

10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sat., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sun.  Children’s Amusements & Games on Long Wharf

10 a.m. – 4 p.m.  Classic Boat Display, Long Wharf

10 a.m. – 5 p.m.  A Taste of Sag Harbor, Long Wharf

10 a.m. – 1 p.m.  Annie Cooper Boyd House & Museum exhibit 19th & 21st Century Artistic Visions, Sag Harbor Historical Society, 174 Main Street

11 a.m.  Children’s Tug-of-war, Windmill Beach

11:30 am & 1:30 p.m.  Flyboard Demonstration, Long Wharf

Noon, 1:30 & 3 p.m. American Beauty Tour, one-hour cruise departs Long Wharf. $16 adults/$11 children.

3:00 pm  Children’s Hula Hoop Fun, Long Wharf


9 a.m.  Andy’s Run For a Guide Dog, West Water Street

10 a.m.  Live Nautical Music with John Corr, Windmill Beach

11 a.m. Sag Harbor Walking Tour Highlights led by April Gornik, Meet at Windmill, Long Wharf

11 a.m.  Live Music with Sag Harbor Community Band, Long Wharf

11 a.m. – 3 p.m.  Old Jail House Museum Tours, Division Street next to the police station

11 a.m. – 2 p.m.  Wigwam Workshop with Native American Life on the East End Exhibition, Eastville Historical Society Heritage House, 139 Hampton Street. $60 for workshop, $5 exhibition.

11:30 a.m.  Boogie Board Races for Elementary Students, Windmill Beach

Noon  Whalers Cup Races Elimination Round #1, Long Wharf and Windmill Beach

Noon  Live Nautical Music with John Corr, Windmill Beach

1 p.m.  Kids’ Corn Shucking Contest, register at the Windmill, Long Wharf

1:30 – 3:30 pm  Live Music with The Vine Brothers, Windmill Beach

1:30 p.m.  Firefighters’ Cup Whaleboat Races, Sag Harbor FD Championship, Windmill Beach

2:30 pm  Children’s Potato Sack Race, Windmill Beach

3 p.m.  Whalers Cup Races Elimination Round #2, Long Wharf and Windmill Beach

4 – 6:30 pm  Live Music with Hoo Doo Loungers, Long Wharf

5:30 p.m.  American Beauty Sunset Tour, two-hour cruise departs from Long Wharf. $42 adults, $28 children.

7 – 9:30 p.m.  Live Music with Gene Casey and the Lone Sharks, Long Wharf

7:30 p.m.  Film screening of Sag Harbor and the World: Embracing Diversity, followed by a Q&A with filmmakers, Sag Harbor Whaling & Historical Museum, 200 Main Street

8 p.m.  Live Music with The Complete Unknowns, Bay Street Theater


8 a.m, – Noon  Pancake Breakfast, Sag Harbor Fire Department, Brick Kiln Road

10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.  Live Music with Tim Fitall and Sampawams Creek, Long Wharf

11:30 a.m. Junior Whaleboat Elimination and Semifinal Rounds, Long Wharf and Windmill Beach

Noon  Clam Chowder Contest, Long Wharf

Noon  Whaleboat Races Semifinal, Windmill Beach and Long Wharf

1– 3 p.m.  Live Music with Jim Turner, Long Wharf

1 p.m.  Children’s Corn Shucking Contest, Windmill Beach

1 p.m.  Havens Beach WOOD Regatta Women’s Open One Design, Breakwater Yacht Club

1:30 pm  Whaleboat Fire Department Final

2 p.m.  Conversation with Ed German, host of WPPB’s Urban Jazz Experience and Friday Night Soul, reading from his memoir, Deep Down in Brooklyn. Eastville Community Historical Society’s Heritage House, 139 Hampton Street.

2:30 p.m.  Junior Whaleboat Championship, Long Wharf and Windmill Beach

3 p.m,  Whaleboat Race Championship, Windmill Beach and Long Wharf

3 – 5 p.m.  Keith Leaf Fire Juggler

3:30 p.m.  Clam Shucking Contest, presented by Harbor Pets, Long Wharf

4 p.m.  Lobster Roll Eating Contest, presented by Bay Burger, Long Wharf

6– 8:30 p.m.  Turnpike Block Party for the Sag Harbor Cinema, Estia’s Little Kitchen

Beth Young

Beth Young built her first boat out of driftwood tied together with phragmites behind her family’s apartment above the old Mill Creek Inn in Southold. Nowadays, she spends most of her time kayaking, learning about shellfish, writing newspaper stories, trying to sail a Sunfish, and watching the way the bay changes from day to day. You can send her a message at

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