Maritime Folknet connects the public with Northwest Maritime culture, both past and present, through the production of live musical events, song contests, educational and inspirational workshops, and recording projects. We invite you to experience, learn, and participate in this rich and exciting atmosphere.

Upcoming events include the Port Gamble Maritime Music Festival in August, and the rescheduled Stories of the Sea in September.


Enter now for your chance to win.

The Robert Kotta memorial song writing contest is open to all, free to enter, and judged blind. This year’s theme is ‘Islands’ leaving room for a wide array of tall tales. We can’t wait to hear what you come up with!

A stroll at Alki Beach in 1920
Image Courtesy of Seattle Municipal Archives no. 77306