Crowds & Fun Highlight HarborFest!

Ideal weather and a gorgeous setting welcomed more than 6,000 enthusiastic visitors to HarborFest on Saturday, August 26 along Stamford’s  Harbor Point waterfront..  HarborFest’s first Commodore, Ray Redniss, launched the celebration on Friday evening at the Commodore’s Reception at Stamford Yacht Club and then opened Saturday’s festivities with cannon fire.

Visitors strolled the HarborFest boardwalk throughout the day, visiting working boats on the docks, trying their hand at scuba diving, fly casting and paddle boarding, learning about Long Island Sound and Stamford Harbor and visiting with the many vendors in the HarborFest Village.  Several thousand more people converged on the Harbor in the evening to celebrate “HarborFest after dark” with a spectacular fireworks display.

Mark your calendar:  HarborFest 18, Saturday, August 25, 2018

Events & Activities

Read a complete description of all HarborFest Activities

Cardboard Kayak Race

Commodore’s Reception

Vendor Village

SoundWaters HarborFest is an event that promotes the beauty, utility, and growing accessibility of the Stamford Harbor. It will feature environmentally friendly activities and health and wellness exhibitors. The goal is to educate people about the ecology of the Harbor, promote environmentally aware healthy lifestyles and showcase activities that protect the Long Island Sound. One of the activities is the Village.

At the SoundWaters HarborFest Village, exhibitors will have the opportunity to showcase and sell products and services to their target audience.  We estimate to have 3,000 to 5,000 visitors who will be excited to learn about environmentally friendly and health related local businesses and the many other activities going on at the one day event.  We’d be excited to have your company participate as one of the exhibitors because we think you’re a great fit for the Village and the event in general.

Your cost would be $550 for a 10′ x 10′ exhibitor space.  One 6′ table and two chairs are provided.  Tents and tablecloths are not provided.

The complete overview of SoundWaters HarborFest  can be found below.  Please complete Exhibitor Registration Form (page 5) and return to Tammi Ketler before August 15, 2017 to confirm your participation.  All exhibit space will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis.

For further information, please contact Tamara Ketler at 203 531 3047 or

HarborFest Village exhibitors to date:

95.9 The Fox
Ageless Personal Training
Aquarion Water Company
Audubon Greenwich
Cabot Creamery Co-operative
Chelsea Piers
Custom Candle Co.
David Lerner Associates, Inc.
Frontier Communications
GradeA ShopRite
Harbor Point
Kempo Academy of Darien
KIND Healthy Snacks
Kitchen Magic
Optimus Health Care
Origin Fitness
Renewal by Anderson
Sovita Chiropractic of Stamford
Stamford Dental Group
Stamford Health
Stamford Motor Sports
TGM Anchor Point
UFC GYM Stamford
Upper Cervical Chiropractic of NY
Vinylume Home Improvement

Volunteer @ HarborFest

SoundWaters HarborFest, a day of activities for the general public on and by the water to celebrate the ecological and commercial vibrancy and increasing public accessibility of Stamford Harbor and Long Island Sound, Stamford’s most prominent natural resource.

We are excited that you want to volunteer to help make HarborFest a smooth, fun and successful event; we could not do it without your help.  Please review the areas below where we need volunteer help and click on the “Volunteer Sign-Up” button on the right to register online.  You can select a specific role that appeals to you or select “wherever I’m needed” and we will place you in a key position.  We will do out best to accommodate your request.  If you have any questions, just email us at

Forward this page to friends and family and ask them to volunteer with you.  We need everyone’s help!

Volunteer Needs

Set-Up (20 people): 8am -10am; Help set up tables, chairs, signage, and activities.  Perfect for teams looking for volunteer hours.

Information Table (6 people):  3 shifts (9am-12pm; 12-3:00pm; 3:00-6pm), 2 people per shift to staff an event information table.

Activity Volunteers (30 people):  3 shifts (9:30am-12:30pm; 12:30-3:30pm; 3:30-6pm), 10 people per shift to help set up/breakdown & monitor different activities, collect donations, etc.

Site Cleanliness & Breakdown Crew (20 people): 4:00-7:00pm; 20 people to stack tables/chairs, remove signage and all event supplies and trash.  Perfect for teams looking for volunteer hours.

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