HarborFest Schedule

10:00am – 6:00pm HarborFest Daytime Activities
• HarborFest Village
• Seaside Mini Golf*
• Kids Boat Building
• Education Stations
• Touch-A-Boat
• Touch-A-Truck
• Face Painting*
• Waterfront Painting w/ Pinot’s Palette*
• Marine Animals
• Kids Boat Building

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)*

Noon – 6:00pm: Oyster Lounge / Wine & Beer Sales / Food Trucks*

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

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

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

5:30 – 7:30pm: Schooner SoundWaters Sunset Cruise**

*Additional fee required

** Additional fee & preregistration required

Events & Activities

Aquarion Cardboard Kayak Race

Registration for the 2022 Cardboard Kayak Race is closed.

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 2022—the event’s 6th 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

  • Pinot’s Palette
  • US Coast Guard Auxiliary
  • Audubon Greenwich
  • Docs Medical Inc.
  • Spot On Veterinary Hospital & Hotel
  • Bemer Group
  • LeafFilter
  • Tiffany Travel Concierge
  • Stamford Land Conservation Trust
  • WeBe 108
  • David Lerner Associates
  • Pollinator Pathway Stamford
  • Xylem/Earth Echo Water Testing
  • ShopRite
  • League of Women Voters
  • Tide Hill
  • Bridgeport Islanders
  • Renewal by Anderson
  • The Bungalow Scent Co.
  • Bob Stefanowski for Governor
  • The Two Oh Three
  • Aquarion Water Company
  • The Vital Stretch
  • Cubs Scouts Pack 11
  • Eversource
  • Stamford Motor Sports
  • G’s Fancy Faces

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

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**


HarborFest Oyster Lounge*

Under the Sea Dog Parade sponsored by Spot On

Seaside Mini Golf presented by M&T Bank*

*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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