Competing against ports from Canada to Latin America, the ’s PortFest was honored by the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) for the size of the festival and the variety of events for all ages.
Check out and from last year’s PortFest.
One judge commented that the PortFest “itself is very massive and includes events for all members of the family.”
The Port will be honored in October at the Association’s 101st annual convention.
The first PortFest was in 2010 and spearheaded by Port Commissioner Lorianna Kastrop to raise public awareness of the Port to showcase the working and recreational waterfront.
“PortFest is designed to educate visitors about the many direct benefits the Port provides, as an economic engine for the local economy and City of Redwood City, as a source of high-wage blue-collar jobs, a generator of foreign waterborne trade, and an access point for on-the-water recreation,” Kastrop said.
The third annual PortFest is scheduled for October 6 at the Port and will be co-sponsored by the Redwood City Education Foundation. This year’s event will feature boat rides on the Bay, in boats both large and small.
Throughout the year, the Port also holds events like amongst elementary aged children to educate them about the aquatic resource in our own backyard.