THE eighth Narooma BoatsAfloat traditional boat festival is on this weekend – it’s free and you’re invited!
Around 50 traditional wooden boats came to Narooma from far and wide last year and organisers are hoping for more this year.
While the Grand Parade down the Mill Bay boardwalk on Sunday morning is always a highlight, there’s lots more planned.
On Saturday, Forsters Bay is the place to be with the Montague Arts & Crafts Society “Art in the Boatsheds” exhibition going from 10am to 5pm at Brian Craven’s Boatshed just south of Pelicans Marina.
The MACS BoatsAfloat show continues on Sunday from 10am to 5am.
On Saturday afternoon from 12.30pm, the boats arrive back from the morning cruise and the public can have a good stickybeak, meet the skippers and generally mess around with boats.
At 2pm, enjoy "Jazz on the Water" with The Jazz Pack.
On Sunday head down the channel and along the boardwalk to catch the Grand Parade with the boats leaving Forsters Bay at 10.30am.
They head down under the bridge and along the Mill Bay Boardwalk until 12noon.
“Come and join the crowds along the boardwalk and across the bridge and enjoy the sounds, the sights and even the smells of everything that is traditional boating!” organiser Mark Westwood said.
The SoART Gallery up at the top of the S-bend hill in Narooma meanwhile also has exhibition to running from Friday to Tuesday allied to the BoatsAfloat festival featuring the work of artist Sandy Muston from Jindabyne.