The City of Stamford was founded on its harbor in 1641 and has a rich maritime history in shipping, fishing, swimming and boating. Today, with the improving water quality of Long Island Sound and Stamford Harbor and the growing public access to the Harbor made possible by new residential and commercial developments, Stamford is on the cusp of a whole new relationship with its harbor and with Long Island Sound. SoundWaters HarborFest is a celebration of Stamford’s harbor and its vibrant sea shore amenities.
SoundWaters is proud to bring HarborFest to Stamford. SoundWaters, a Stamford-based non-profit organization founded in 1989, is the premier environmental education organization focused on the protection of Long Island Sound. SoundWaters teaches over 28,000 children about Long Island Sound every year, on the shore and on its flagship, the schooner, SoundWaters. SoundWaters believes that teaching young people about the Sound not only builds their skills and interest in science, but also fosters a sense of responsibility for the environment that will guide their actions as they get older.
As you enjoy all the activities at HarborFest, please consider making a donation to SoundWaters to help protect Long Island Sound through education.
Have fun at HarborFest!