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Classic and Wooden Boat Festival returns to Darling Harbour

by Jude Timms on 29 Aug 2012
Classic and Wooden Boat Festival 2012 Australian National Maritime Museum http://www.anmm.gov.au
The Classic and Wooden Boat Festival is being held by the Australian National Maritime Museum at Darling Harbour over the weekend of 13th and 14th October 2012. This year the action packed family event has been revamped and has plenty to delight little kids and big kids alike.

And for the first time the festival will kick on into the evening with live entertainment and an outdoor festival pop up bar with unparalleled views of Sydney Harbour.

The colourful festival gives Sydneysiders the chance to get up close and personal with more than 70 classic boats that recall the golden age of sailing including a dozen beautiful Halverson cruisers.

Children will have loads of fun in a range of activities. Budding rockstars will learn to ‘rock the boat’ in musical workshops and would be models can dress up and be photographed as characters of the sea.

Crowd favourite, the ‘Quick and Dirty’ boat building competition returns, where makeshift boats are made and sailed in record time – often with hilarious results!

The Siren’s call will also resound across the water… this collection of muscial talent, including the latest up-and-coming artists and some of Australia’s most loved singers, will enertain visitors of all ages thoughout the day.

And when the sun sets it’s party time! The lighthouse will come to life with lights and projections while live music including a very special headline guest (to be announced) will provide the soundtrack to the evening. And the best view in the house will be from the museum’s first waterside outdoor pop up bar.

Entry to the Classic and Wooden Boat Festival is $10 per adult for a day ticket, children are free. There will be a separate ticket for the evening Event website

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