Congratulations to Tug Danni K for selection as the 2019 Logo Tugboat for the 46th Annual Olympia Harbor Days Vintage Tugboat Races and Festival.

A big THANK YOU to all skippers and crew for participating in the 2018 Olympia Harbor Days Festival and Tugboat Race!  
We are so grateful for all who navigate their tugs, both small and large, down to the South Sound. Congrats to the winners and all who raced! Job well done! And once again, congrats to the Tug Cedar King for being selected as the 2018 logo boat. We look forward to seeing you again in 2019! Toot Toot!

Keep the tugs coming to Olympia Harbor Days! Make a donation on this site, mail in a donation or make a donation at the festival. Show them the love!


Please enjoy our monthly feature — Tug of the Month by Les Eldridge, South Sound Maritime Heritage Association (SSMHA) President, for Olympia Harbor Days, an Olympia Kiwanis Club event. The collection is  based on “Tugboats on Puget Sound,” by Chuck Fowler and Capt. Mark Freeman, Arcadia Publishing, 2009, available at bookstores, boating stores and other retail outlets throughout the Pacific Northwest.


The festival started in 1974, however the logo did not appear right away.  The design was developed in 1983 with Tug Sand Man being the first logo boat.


2018 Participating Tugs Were:

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2018 Olympia Harbor Days Vintage Tugboat Race Results - 1.6 mile course

Small Class Tugs

Geraldine   10 min 19 sec

Cedar King     11  min  6 sec

Teal    11 min     41 sec

Under 400 HP Class Tugs

Creosote   9 min 50 sec

Patricia Ann 11 min

Danni K  11 min 35 sec

Sand Man   11min 39 sec

Over 400 HP Class Tugs

Galene 9 min 11 sec

R. W.  Confer  9 min 26 sec

Please keep the tugs coming to Olympia Harbor Days by sending a donation to: Olympia Harbor Days, PO Box 2875, Olympia WA 98507. 
This is the last remaining Tugboat Show & Races in Washington and the World’s Largest Vintage Tugboat Race!
(Please note that tugboat rides are not available during the festival due to WA State Licensing and Insurance restrictions).

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Tugboat Registration for Olympia Harbor Days 2019 will open in the spring. Skippers, please call 360-556-0498 with questions!  
All registered Tugboat Skippers will receive a current year Fleece Logo Vest and Logo Cap and are honored at our annual Skippers Dinner.
Email with any questions.

We have a new address, so please update your records:

Olympia Harbor Days – Tugboats
PO Box 2875
Olympia, WA 98507

For tug-lovin' kids — color and name your own tugboat and send us a photo.
We will feature your art on our social media profiles!


Need lodging? Wondering about parking options? Click here for more information on lodging and parking!

Discover the OlyMinute Interview with Chuck Fowler about restoration of the Parthia Tug Boat - just click play!