The ships then transit to Aberdeen for the 20th Anniversary Celebration of the Lady Washington's 20 years of service to the Grays Harbor community. The event takes place from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday June 29 at Aberdeen Landing, 701 E. Heron St., Aberdeen. The event includes VIP tours of the ships and maritime music performed by Northwest musicians. Tickets are $50 per person. A table may be reserved for $500, which includes two tickets to the July 4 evening sailing. To reserve space for the anniversary party, call 800-200-5239 or visit www.historicalseaport.org.
On Independence Day, Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain welcome visitors during the annual Aberdeen SPLASH festival, located along the Chehalis River at Morrison Riverfront Park. (The ships will remain at Aberdeen Landing.) SPLASH features free entertainment for children and adults, free inflatable rides, and performances by local and regional bands. Public tours of the ships are scheduled for 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. A Battle Sail is scheduled for 2 p.m., and a Fireworks Sail-featuring the evening community fireworks display-takes place from 9 p.m. to midnight. The boats will also open for public tours Sunday July 5 from noon to 4 p.m. For tickets to the July 4 Battle Sail and Fireworks Sail, visit www.historicalseaport.org or call 800-200-5239.
The ships depart for their annual Puget Sound tour on the evening of July 5. They return to Grays Harbor Sept. 18.