Celebrate the charming village of Watkins Glen and the beautiful waters of Seneca Lake at the Annual Watkins Glen Waterfront Festival & Cardboard Boat Regatta at Seneca Harbor Park. Enjoy a full day of activities and entertainment for the whole family with live music, food, fun, and a cardboard boat regatta! The Waterfront Festival tradition began in 1994 as an opportunity for visitors to enjoy the Watkins Glen Waterfront and as a tribute to Captain Bill's Stroller IV, a vintage motor vessel, built in 1934, offering tours of the harbor and nearby sights. All festival activities are free, including parking. For festival details and information regarding rules for competing in the boat regatta, learn more.