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

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.

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).

Keep up to date on last minute changes on Facebook by following us at Olympia Harbor Days.


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Tugboat Registration for Olympia Harbor Days 2019 is open now. 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!