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HarborFest Schedule

We can have fun and stay safe at the same time.

Please wear your mask at HarborFest.

10:00am – 6:00pm HarborFest Daytime Activities
• HarborFest Village
• Seaside Mini Golf presented by People’s United Bank*
• Boat Building
• Education Stations
• Dockside Boat Tours
COVID-19 Vaccinations (Pfizer & Moderna) at the ShopRite booth

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 & 4:15)*

10:00am – 12:00pm: Live Music on the HarborFest Stage presented by Pavarini Construction: The Roylety Steel Pan Band

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

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

12:30 – 3:00pm: Live Music on the HarborFest Stage presented by Pavarini Construction: Short Bus

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 presented by Pavarini Construction: School of Rock

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

6:30 – 8:30pm: Live Music on the HarborFest Stage presented by Pavarini Construction: Fairly Famous

8:30pm: Fireworks presented by the City of Stamford

*Additional fee required

** Additional fee & preregistration required

Events & Activities

Aquarion Cardboard Kayak Race

Registration for the 2022 Cardboard Kayak Race will open in June 2022

Vendor Village

Be there with SoundWaters to welcome thousands back to Stamford’s waterfront for HarborFest, Stamford’s celebration of its thriving and historic harbor. HarborFest is the highlight of the Stamford summer season and 2021—the event’s 5th anniversary—will be the best yet.

  • Hosted at Harbor Point, home to 5,000 affluent residents
  • Includes fun activities for all ages on and beside the harbor
  • Features environmentally friendly activities, exhibitors, and vendors
  • Projected attendance: 5,000 people
  • Free admission and free parking

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.

Please complete the Exhibitor Registration Form and return it to Tammi Ketler before August 17, 2021, 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 our 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):  4 shifts (9:30am-12:30pm; 12:30-3:30pm; 3:30-6:30pm; 6:30-9:30pm), to help guests dispose of trash in proper bins.

Site Cleanliness & Breakdown Crew (20 people): 2 shifts (3:30 – 6:30pm; 6:30-9:30pm), 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

Yes.  We can have fun and be safe at the same time.  Please wear your mask at HarborFest.

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.

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