Tall Ships Festival sails into Cleveland this weekend

Tall Ships Festival sails into Cleveland this weekend

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - The Tall Ships Festival returns to Cleveland’s waterfront this week.

The Tall Ships Festival returns to Cleveland’s waterfront this week.Live: The Tall Ships Challenge in Cleveland will kick off on July 11 and run through July 14.

Posted by Cleveland 19 News on Thursday, July 11, 2019

Attendees of the four-day event will be treated to a family-friendly experience that will include live entertainment, historical exhibits, food, beverages and, of course, tall ships!

Coming on the heels of the 2019 MLB All-Star Game, the Tall Ships Challenge in Cleveland will kick off on July 11 and run through July 14.

The event begins with a Parade of Sail on Thursday evening and features a display of ten traditionally rigged sailing vessels from Canada, the United States and the New Zealand crewed, in part, by youth (ages 13 – 25).

The 2019 Cleveland Tall Ships Festival consists of three components:

  • The opportunity to board and tour the tall ships
  • Educational and sail training programs with the crew and captains
  • A maritime festival surrounding the ships on North Coast Harbor.

DAILY ACTIVITIES

Thursday, July 11

  • 4:00 p.m. (estimated): Parade of Sail7:00 pm: Captain’s Reception & Opening Ceremony

Friday, July 12

  • 9:30 a.m. Gates open to public
  • 10:00-11 a.m. Scheduled sail aways
  • 11 a.m. - 6:00 pm: Festival activities, exhibits and public ships boarding

Saturday July 13

  • 9:30 a.m. Gates open to public
  • 10:00-11 a.m. Scheduled sail aways
  • 11 a.m. - 6:00 pm: Festival activities, exhibits and public ships boarding

Sunday, July 14

  • 9:30 a.m. Gates open to public
  • 10:00-11 a.m. Scheduled sail aways
  • 11 a.m. - 6:00 pm: Festival activities, exhibits and public ships boarding

MUSICAL LINEUP

Friday, July 12

11:00 a.m. Broken English

1:00 p.m. Tom Mason and the Blue Buccaneers

2:30 p.m. Tom Mason and the Blue Buccaneers

4:00 p.m. Sam Hooper

Saturday July 13

11:00 a.m. The Sellouts

1:00 p.m. Tom Mason and the Blue Buccaneers

2:30 p.m. Tom Mason and the Blue Buccaneers

4:00 p.m. The Vindys

Sunday, July 14

11:00 a.m. Sunset Strip

1:00 p.m. Tom Mason and the Blue Buccaneers

2:30 p.m. Tom Mason and the Blue Buccaneers

4:00 p.m. Cats on Holiday

FESTIVAL EVENTS

Guests will enjoy live entertainment, Ask the Captain forums, photo ops, kids activities, a vendor marketplace and much more!

Don’t miss:

  • Performances from the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo Asian Lantern Festival
  • 40-foot rock climbing wall
  • Slime making station
  • -Foundry Day presented by The Foundry – Cleveland’s Community Rowing & Sailing Center

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