Celebrating National Marina Day, the annual MarinaFest Boat Show/Marina del Rey Open House event will take place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, June 8, at Marina del Rey’s Catalina Yacht Anchorage on Bali Way, just west of Lincoln Boulevard and Admiralty Way.
This year’s event has been expanded to include free boat rides, water-taxi service to yacht club open houses, a swap meet, a wetlands tour, boats for sale, vendors and food.
Admission is free to the MarinaFest Boat Show and to the various yacht club open houses.
The show will include power and sail craft by Cruising Yachts Unlimited, Catalina Yachts, recreational water gear from Action Watersports, displays by Marina Sailing, Catalina Island, S & K Dive Service, Electric Bike of Los Angeles, Mare Co. Sails, Blue Pacific Sailing, Marina del Rey Historical Society, Santa Monica Bay Restoration Society, Holiday Boat Parade and more.
Water taxi service will be offered to open house events at California Yacht Club, Pacific
Mariners Yacht Club, Santa Monica Windjammers Yacht Club, and South Coast Corinthian Yacht Club.
Pacific Mariners Yacht Club’s annual marine and non-marine swap meet is scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. in the club’s parking lot at 13915 Panay Way, Marina del Rey.
Free sailboat rides will be offered by Santa Monica Windjammers Yacht Club from noon to 5 p.m. The club is located at 13589 Mindinao Way, Marina del Rey.
In addition, the Friends of Ballona Wetlands are offering a Ballona Freshwater Marsh Tour from 10 to 11 a.m. Parking is available on the southwest side of Jefferson Boulevard, just west of Lincoln. An open house self-guided tour of the salt marsh and dunes where visitors are free to walk on trails with docents at various stations, is offered from 2 to 4 p.m. Parking is available in the lot behind Gordon’s Market at 303 Culver Blvd., Playa del Rey.
Limited parking is available at Catalina Yacht Anchorage, with additional parking available at several county lots. The Beach Shuttle will operate hourly from 10 a.m. to 3:15 p.m., and from 4:15 to 10 p.m.
Information,facebook.com/MarinaFest, Cruising Yachts Unlimited at (310) 821-8300, and Action Watersports at (310) 827-2233, or (818) 731-1030.