Event Details

 
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2019 Cleveland Tall Ships Festival

THURSDAY, JULY 11th - SUNDAY JULY, 14TH

Downtown Cleveland’s Lakefront (just north of FirstEnergy Stadium)
Cleveland is proud to host the return of the TALL SHIPS CHALLENGE® to Cleveland’s waterfront in July of 2019. This four-day waterfront festival is a wonderful experience for families to enjoy live entertainment, historical exhibits, food, beverages and yes…board the Tall Ships! 

Capping off an exciting week for Cleveland that will start with the 2019 Major League All-Star Game, the Tall Ships Challenge in Cleveland will kick off on Thursday, July 11th and run through Sunday, July 14th. The event begins with a dramatic 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 

  • and a maritime festival surrounding the ships on North Coast Harbor.   

 

Daily Activities

Thursday, July 11th        

4:00 pm (estimated): Parade of Sail
7:00 pm: Captain’s Reception & Opening Ceremony                                       


Friday, July 12th           

9:30 am: Gates open to public
10:00 am: Scheduled Sail-Aways Begin
11:00 am - 6:00 pm: Festival Activities, Exhibits & Public Ships Boarding                


Saturday July 13th        

9:30 am: Gates open to public
10:00 am: Scheduled Sail-Aways Begin
11:00 am - 6:00 pm: Festival Activities, Exhibits & Public Ships Boarding 


Sunday, July 14th          

9:30 am: Gates open to public
10:00 am: Scheduled Sail-Aways Begin
11:00 am - 6:00 pm: Festival Activities, Exhibits & Public Ships Boarding