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Youth Boating/Kids Zone

An introduction to on-water adventure!

Young sailors and their families are invited to visit the Youth Boating Center (Booth: East 1400) to begin their boating adventures. Introductions to sailing, STEM, and the marine world await – with volunteers from various organizations providing educational information on boat building, propulsion, sailing opportunities, knot tying and more! PLUS, little mariners (suggested age 3-8) can enjoy time on the water in the Aqua Paddlers boat pool. Life jackets provided and required.

Highlights Include:

  • Youth Sailing Center:  Sailing Foundation and Non-Profit Sailing Organizations
  • Beach Camp @ Sunset Bay Wharf:  Marine Science and Outdoor Education Programs
  • Toy Boat Building:  Hands on project where kids can build their own Toy Boat
  • Aqua Paddlers Boat Pool:  Suggested age 3-8. Life jackets provided and required.
  • Lemons for Good FREE LEMONADE: Saturday(s) and Sunday, 12 – 3 p.m.



Support for the Kids Toy Boat Building activities provided by:

Gig Harbor Boat Works (Booth: W37)

Duckworks Boat Builders Supply (Booth: E1227)


Get your Lemonade Here

Smiles and lemonade will bring a little sunshine to the Seattle Boat Show.

Enjoy refreshing FREE lemonade served by a dynamic duo of young entrepreneurs! Sisters Kate (13 yrs.) and Quinn (10 yrs.), the owner/operators behind Lake Union’s only floating lemonade stand, Lemons for Good. The girls will be serving free lemonade on Saturday(s) and Sunday, Noon to 3pm in the Youth Boating Center, from their battery powered lemonade stand built atop marine dock floats. Come admire their innovative creativity and entrepreneurial spirit. With a loan and a little help from their father, the sisters started their business to earn money and to give back to the community. One-third of their proceeds support micro-loan programs for women in developing countries and their favorite charity, the Rainer Animal Fund, which provides free veterinary care to families and pets in need.

To see when Lemons for Good will be selling lemonade on Lake Union this summer follow them on Instagram @lemonsforgood