Nov 18-20, 2015 | Seattle, WA

Special Events

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!


Fisherman of the Year Contest

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

Do you have what it takes to be the next Fisherman of the Year?

Step on up to compete in this annual fun and competitive event where your fishing skills are put to the test! Winners of each skill test will receive a cash prize, a National Fisherman t-shirt, and will advance on to the final round – the survival suit test! The winner of the final round will take home the title of 2015 Fisherman of the Year, and a personalized National Fisherman jacket! (There is no fee to enter, and no registration required. Just show up to the event and step on up!)

Not competing? Take a seat and cheer on these brave skilled fisherman as they show off their skills and compete for the 2015 Fisherman of the Year title!


The Fisher Poets

Time/date TBD

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.


King County Maritime 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