Sag Harbor’s Full HarborFest 2021 Schedule

Whaleboat racing is the signature event of HarborFest, which returns this year on September 11 and 12
Whaleboat racing is the signature event of HarborFest, which returns this year on September 11 and 12. Michael Heller
Michael Heller

Sag Harbor’s beloved annual celebration, HarborFest is back for 2021. Peruse the full schedule of events and activities to plan your weekend in the historic whaling village.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 10

Noon to 2 p.m. Moby Dick Marathon, Canio’s Books, 290 Main Street

2:30 to 5:30 p.m. Moby Dick Marathon, presented by Canio’s Books and featuring Harris Yulin and Hamptons Choral Society, Old Whalers’ Church, 44 Union Street

6 to 10 p.m. Moby Dick Marathon, The Church, 48 Madison Street

8 p.m. New Works Series “Between/Time” by Dane Figueroa Edidi, Bay Street Theater, 1 Bay Street

Keith Leaf juggling at John Steinbeck Waterfront Park
Keith Leaf juggling at John Steinbeck Waterfront Park, Photo: David Taylor

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 11

8:30 a.m. Mashashimuet Park Friends & Family 5K Run, Mashashimuet Park. $25 pre-registration at mashashimuetpark.org or $30 on day of the race. Children under 14 can pre-register for $15, or $20 on day of the race.

9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sag Harbor Farmers Market, Bay Street

9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Arts and Crafts Fair, Marine Park

9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Barnyard Buddies Petting Zoo, Long Wharf

10 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Moby Dick Marathon presented by Canio’s Books, John Jermain Memorial Library, 201 Main Street

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Children’s Amusements, Games and Activities, Long Wharf

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Classic Boat Display, Long Wharf

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. A Taste of Sag Harbor, Long Wharf

10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center: Coexisting with Wildlife, Long Wharf. Meet raptors and learn ways to coexist with wildlife in our community. All ages welcome.

10 a.m. Live Music with the Sag Harbor Community Band, Long Wharf

11 a.m. Children’s Tug-of-war, Windmill Beach

11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sag Harbor Historical Society Exhibits Beachcombing for Evidence of Sag Harbor History and Then & Now: A Story of Immigration in Sag Harbor, Annie Cooper Boyd House, 174 Main Street

11:30 a.m. Live Music with The Popsicles, Long Wharf

Noon. Whalers Cup Races Elimination Round #1, Long Wharf and Windmill Beach

1 p.m. Kids’ Corn Shucking Contest, register at the Epic Martial Arts booth on Long Wharf

1 p.m. Live Music with The Steven Tekulsky Band

1 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. Moby Dick Marathon, Sag Harbor Whaling & Historical Museum, 200 Main Street

1:30 p.m. Firefighters’ Cup Whaleboat Races, Sag Harbor FD Championship, Windmill Beach

1:30 p.m. Food Tasting at Eastville Community Historical Society Heritage House, 139 Hampton Street

2 p.m. New Works Series “Between/Time” by Dane Figueroa Edidi, Bay Street Theater, 1 Bay Street

2 to 3:45 p.m. Moby Dick Marathon presented by Canio’s Books, Sag Harbor Whaling & Historical Museum, 200 Main Street

2:30 p.m. Children’s Potato Sack Race, Windmill Beach

2:30 p.m. Live Music with Anita Guarino, Long Wharf

2:30 p.m. Walking Tour of Historic Eastville, Eastville Historical Society Heritage House, 139 Hampton Street, $20 per person

2:45 p.m. Children’s Hula Hoop Fun, Long Wharf

3 p.m. Whalers Cup Races Elimination Round #2, Long Wharf and Windmill Beach

3 to 5 p.m. Keith Leaf Fire Juggler, Long Wharf

4 p.m. Live Music with Mick Hargreaves Combo

5 to 10 p.m. Moby Dick Marathon presented by Canio’s Books, at Canio’s Books, 290 Main Street

5 p.m. Live Music with Gene Casey and The Lone Sharks, Long Wharf

5:30 p.m. American Beauty Sunset Tour, two-hour cruise departs from Long Wharf. $45 adults, $30 children. Under 5 free. Check-in at 5 p.m.

7 p.m. Live Music with HooDoo Loungers, Long Wharf

8 p.m. New Works Series “Tent Revival” by Majkin Homquist, Bay Street Theater, 1 Bay Street

Whale boat races are always a popular event to watch during Harborfest
Whaleboat races are always a popular event for spectators at HarborFest

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 12

8 a.m. to noon Pancake Breakfast, Sag Harbor Fire Department, Brick Kiln Road

9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Arts and Crafts Fair, Marine Park

9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Barnyard Buddies Petting Zoo, Long Wharf

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Children’s Amusements, Games, Activities, Long Wharf

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Classic Boat Display, Long Wharf

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. A Taste of Sag Harbor, Long Wharf

10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center: Coexisting with Wildlife, Long Wharf. Meet raptors and learn ways to coexist with wildlife in our community. All ages welcome.

10:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Moby Dick Marathon presented by Canio’s Books, Eastville Community House, 139 Hampton Street

11 a.m. Children’s Tug-of-War, Windmill Beach

11 a.m. Sag Harbor Walking Tour Highlights led by April Gornik, Meet at the Windmill on Long Wharf

11:30 a.m. Live Music with Porch Groove, Long Wharf

11:45 a.m. Junior Whaleboat Elimination and Semifinal Rounds, Long Wharf and Windmill Beach

Noon Clam Chowder Contest to benefit the Sag Harbor Chamber of Commerce, Sponsored by law office of John J. Leonard. Long Wharf, Sag Harbor Chamber of Commerce Booth

Noon Whaleboat Races Semifinal, Windmill Beach and Long Wharf

12:30 p.m. American Beauty Special One-Hour HarborFest Boat Ride, Long Wharf. $20 adults, $15 children, under 5 is free. Check-in starts at noon.

1 p.m. Live Music with Jim Turner, Long Wharf

1 to 5 p.m. Moby Dick Marathon presented by Canio’s Books, at Canio’s Books, 290 Main Street

1 p.m. Children’s Corn Shucking Contest, Windmill Beach

1:30 p.m. Whaleboat Racing, Fire Department Final

2 p.m. New Works Series “Tent Revival” by Majkin Homquist, Bay Street Theater, 1 Bay Street

2 p.m. WOOD Regatta at Breakwater Yacht Club, captains meeting prior to race

2:30 p.m. Junior Whaleboat Championship, Long Wharf and Windmill Beach

2:30 p.m. American Beauty Special One-Hour HarborFest Boat Ride, Long Wharf. $20 adults, $15 children, under 5 is free. Check-in starts at 2 p.m.

3 p.m. Children’s Hula Hoop Contest, Long Wharf

3:30 p.m. Live Music with Alfredo Merat, Long Wharf

3:45 p.m. Whaleboat Race Championship, Windmill Beach and Long Wharf

5 p.m. Moby Dick Marathon After Party with silent auction, sea shanties with Job Potter and Steve Sjoldberg, knot-tying demonstrations and more, Canio’s Books, 290 Main Street.

5:30 p.m. American Beauty Sunset Tour, two-hour cruise departs from Long Wharf. $45 adults, $30 children. Under 5 free. Check-in at 5 p.m.

For more information on HarborFest, visit sagharborchamber.com.

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