Before man conquered his fear of water, he amused himself with dust sports such as pushing boulders off cliffs, wrestling tumbleweeds, and falling in the dust. Celebrate aquatic gallivanting with this Groupon.
$10 for Two Adult Tickets to MarinaFest 2012 (Up to $20 Value)
Held at G Basin and Pier 44 slips in Marina del Rey, the two-day festival takes place on Saturday, May 19, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday, May 20, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Each ticket is only valid for admission on one of the days. Children aged 12 and younger receive free admission.
A fresh harbor breeze passes through the annual MarinaFest, where sailing aficionados and experts gather each spring to celebrate the boating lifestyle and the joys that trail in its wake. Throughout the two-day event, interactive attractions glean the attention of all ages, ranging from a standup paddleboarding clinic to free scuba-diving lessons in a fully equipped dive pool. As a variety of educational seminars dispense maritime knowledge, the lineup of activities includes special appearances from the _Bill of Rights_—a replica 19th-century schooner that sailed through New York Harbor during America's bicentennial—and teenager Abby Sunderland, who nearly became the youngest person to ever sail solo around the globe. Between eyeing the halyards and learning semaphore to communicate with mermaid figureheads, attendees can also skim through the products from a variety of exhibitors, showcasing everything from yachts to boating accessories, electronics, and watersports equipment.