A pancake breakfast at the Sequoia Yacht Club from 8 to 10 a.m. will kick off Redwood City's first annual PortFest on Saturday, Oct. 2, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Port of Redwood City Marina.
Admission, entertainment and parking are free. Food and beverages will be for sale.
The attractions will include harbor tours aboard the Marine Science Institute vessel Robert G. Brownlee, sailboat rides, dockside tours of a new high-speed ferry, an Octoberfest beer garden, arts and crafts vendors, musical groups, including high school marching bands, and historical presentations.
Children's activities will include an interactive logging exhibit by the Woodside Store.
The Redwood City Planning Commission has challenged the City Council to a race in eight-man rowing shells.