Nov 18-20, 2015 | Seattle, WA

Special Events

NEW! The Fisherman’s Lounge – open all day

Take a break from walking the Expo floor, grab a coffee or a beer with your fellow mariners and vendors, and peruse displays from maritime photographers, artists, and historical organizations. Checking out all that going on in this year’s NEW Fisherman’s lounge.


Happy Hour in the Beer Garden

Wednesday, 4:00 pm | Thursday, 4:00 pm | Friday, 2:00 pm
Location: Beer Garden, East Hall

Beer Garden Sponsored by:

ZF Marine Propulsion Systems Miramar LLC

There is nothing like free drinks to help fuel the conversation with vendors and colleagues. Take a few minutes to unwind and have a drink on us, in the Pacific Marine Expo Beer Garden, sponsored by ZF Marine. Each happy hour will feature a prize drawing for a pair of Seahawk’s tickets, plus a special guest appearance by a Seahawk’s cheerleader – come get an autograph!

2015 Maritime Economic Forecast Breakfast

Thursday, November 19, 2015 | 8:00am Reservations required
West Club Lounge, CenturyLink Field Event Center
Overlooking the Seattle Seahawks field and Puget Sound

Join the region’s top labor, business, local and federal government, and community leaders for the King County Maritime Breakfast at Pacific Marine Expo. This popular annual event, held on the morning of day two at the Expo, brings together regional leaders to discuss the challenges and opportunities facing the area’s workboat and fishing industry.

Your reservation for the Breakfast also includes admission to Pacific Marine Expo, which opens for the day immediately following the breakfast.

Reservations required. Don’t wait, seats fill up quickly!
$50 per ticket
Tables of 10 – $500
Polly Lynch
Maritime Economic Forecast Breakfast
c/o Marine Exchange of Puget Sound
(206) 443-3830


Seattle Kitchen Radio Show

Thursday, November 19 | 1:00pm
Seattle Kitchen is a foodie’s dream as chefs Tom Douglas and Thierry Rautureau review the Puget Sound’s best restaurants and hot spots, delight listeners with recipes based on a special weekly ingredient, and answer listeners’ burning culinary quandaries. Join us as the show broadcasts live from the Pacific Marine Expo stage!

The Fisher Poets

Friday, November 20, 2015 | 10:00am – 11:30am
Main Stage, East Hall

Listen in as the renowned Fisher Poets entertain you with colorful music and stories.
The Fisher Poets are a loose group of commercial fishermen/writers who perform regularly at the Fisher Poets Gathering in Astoria, Oregon each February. Many of them perform at other venues, and share their poems, stories and songs over the radio during slow fishing days. Learn more.

Fisherman of the Year Contest

Friday, November 20 | 1:00 pm
Stage, East Hall

Put your skills to the test in the annual Fisherman of the Year Competition, where mariners compete in three heats of rope splicing, net mending and blindfolded knot tying. Each heat’s winner will take away $100 cash, and will move on to compete in the final round – the survival suit challenge. The final round champion will take home the coveted Fisherman of the Year title, $100 cash and a custom National Fisherman jacket. There is no fee to enter – just step on up! Get here early – slots fill up fast!

Not competing? Watch and cheer on the competitors!