We are excited to announce that planning is underway for HarborFest 21 on Saturday, August 28.  We look forward to welcoming the community to Stamford Harbor for a special celebration.  Stay tuned for more exciting news to come.


Photos from HarborFest 19 »

HarborFest Schedule

10:00am: Boat Parade / Opening Ceremony

10:00am – 6:00pm HarborFest Daytime Activities
• HarborFest Village
• Seaside Golf Links*
• Boat Building
• Education Stations
• Dockside Boat Tours
• Waterfront Painting*
• Touch A Truck
• O&G Demos
• Corn Hole

10:15am: Harbor History Tours, sponsored by O&G (also 11:15, 12:15 & 1:15)*

11:00am: Harbor Boat Rides, sponsored by ShopRite (also 12:15, 1:30, 2:45, 4)*

10:30am – 12:30pm: Live Music on the HarborFest Stage

Noon – 8:00pm: Oyster Lounge / Wine & Beer Sales / Food Trucks*

12:30 – 1:00pm: “Under the Sea” Dog Costume Parade

1:00 – 3:00pm: Cornhole tournament, sponsored by Premio (preliminary rounds)**

1:00 – 3:00pm: Live Music on the HarborFest Stage

1:00 – 3:00pm: Cardboard Kayak Building**

3:15 – 4:00pm: Aquarion Cardboard Kayak Race

4:00 – 6:00pm: Live Music on the HarborFest Stage

4:00 – 6:00pm: Cornhole tournament, sponsored by Premio (final rounds)

6:00 – 8:00pm: Schooner SoundWaters Sunset Cruise**

8:25pm: Fireworks

*Additional fee required

** Additional fee & preregistration required

Events & Activities

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, 2019 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 tamara@tmk-eventmarketing.com

HarborFest Village exhibitors to date: coming soon

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 volunteer@soundwaters.org.

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.

Activity Volunteers (20 people per shift):  3 shifts (9:30am-12:30pm; 12:30-3:30pm; 3:30-6:30pm), to help set up/breakdown & monitor different activities.

Recycling Volunteers (20 people per shift):  3 shifts (9:30am-12:30pm; 12:30-3:30pm; 3:30-6:30pm), to help guests dispose of trash in proper bins.

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.

HarborFest FAQs

SoundWaters HaborFest is held on the Harbor Point Waterfront, 1 Harbor Point Road, Stamford CT

Free parking is available in outdoor lot on the corner of Atlantic Street and Washington Blvd (entrance is on Washington blvd across from the fire station), in the 2200 Atlantic Street Parking Garage and in the 100 Washington Blvd Parking Garage.

No, entry to SoundWaters HarborFest is free! Some activities have an additional fee.

Yes. An ATM is located at Sign of the Whale, 6 Harbor Point Rd.

HarborFest is rain or shine.

Aquarion Cardboard Kayak Races **

Stamford Harbor History Boat Tours presented by O&G *

Harbor Boat Rides aboard the Schooner SoundWaters presented by Shoprite *

Marine Animals Touch Tanks

Kids Boat Building

Science Experiments

Kids Games and Activities

HarborFest Vendors Village

Waterfront Painting with Pinot’s Palette*

Dockside Boat Tours

Sunset Sail aboard the Schooner SoundWaters**

Touch a Truck

Boat Parade at 10:15am

Corn Hole Tournament**

Live Music

HarborFest Oyster Lounge*

Under the Sea Dog Parade sponsored by Spot On

HarborFest Cornhole Tournament sponsored by Premio Sausage**

Mini Golf*

*Additional fee required

** Additional fee & preregistration required

Yes. Purchase and consumption of alcoholic beverages requires valid government issued photo identification.


Yes, Harbor Point is a pet friendly event.  Please note we cannot accommodate pets on boat trips.

What They’re Saying

“It was a terrific event that brought thousands of people to the harbor to have fun and learn more about one of our most valuable resources, Long Island Sound. Add HarborFest as one of our ‘look forward to’ events! Thanks again SoundWaters and all who were involved.”

–Stamford Resident


Another fantastic sunset.

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