In one last blast before Labor Day, Westport is hosting two colorful events this Saturday.
The 71st annual Seafood Festival &Craft Show will go on all day long on the grounds of the Westport Maritime Museum, presented by the Westport/Grayland Chamber of Commerce.
Artist booths will open at 10 a.m., with vendors offering everything from soaps to jewelry. Local musical duo All In also will perform.
At noon, the seafood feast will begin. For $15 ($12 for seniors), visitors can enjoy a full meal of barbecued salmon from Ocean Gold, white fish and bay shrimp cocktails from Pacific Seafood, oysters from Brady’s, corn on the cob, salad and soda. If you’re not quite that hungry — or, on the other hand, if that’s not enough to hold you — you can get a cup of clam chowder for $5.
Kids can get a $4 meal with a Hungry Whale hot dog and a soda. For adults, beer and wine also will be offered for $5 each.
Various other foods also will be available from Blue Buoy, Aloha Alabama BBQ &Bakery, Westwind, Local Bar &Grill, Original House of Pizza, Mermaid Deli &Pub, Hearty Galley Restaurant, Bennett’s Fish Shack and Shoalwater Bay Casino.
Before or after browsing the booths and sampling the seafood, visitors can take a walk down Westhaven Drive to ooh and ahh at vintage and modern beauties on display at the eighth annual Corvettes at the Marina show. It’s hosted by Corvettes of Grays Harbor, a group of local enthusiasts.
Dozens of sleek Stingrays and other models from years past will vie for trophies in various categories, and a raffle will be held.
The show will end with a parade at 3 p.m.
It’s not too late to register your Vette to participate. The fee is $20, and the entry form can be downloaded at www.corvettesofgraysharbor.com. Check-in starts at 9 a.m. Saturday.
One last thing: While you’re in town, you might want to stop by the Westport Aquarium — on Harbor Avenue, just off Westhaven…