Save the Date: Tall Ships Are Coming!

Save the Date: Tall Ships Are Coming!

Photo courtesy of Downtown Cleveland Alliance

The City of Cleveland, in collaboration with Cuyahoga County, Downtown Cleveland Alliance (DCA), and Destination Cleveland, will welcome the 2019 Cleveland Tall Ships Festival, presented in conjunction with Tall Ships America from July 11-14.

The three-day series of family-friendly, waterfront events returns to Cleveland for the first time since 2013.

The event will kick off with a Parade of Sail and opening reception on the evening of July 11. Tall Ships is expected to draw 60,000 attendees who will be treated to a complete itinerary of exciting activities and tours, live music performances, festival food and beverage options, making this an event perfect for the entire family.

Guests will be immersed in maritime history while aboard a fleet of tall ships. The grand fleet will be docked near the north side of FirstEnergy Stadium and feature 10 replica and restored ships from the United States (Appledore IV, Appledore V, Inland Seas, Denis Sullivan, Pride of Baltimore II, U.S. Brig Niagara), Canada (Bluenoise II, Empire Sandy, Fair Jeanne) and New Zealand (Picton Castle). The Tall Ships will race through all five Great Lakes, the largest body of fresh surface water, and make stops at 11 ports.

“Complete with tours and sail aways, the 2019 Cleveland Tall Ships Festival will be a fun and interactive way to showcase our waterfront to Clevelanders and visitors,” said Joe Marinucci, CEO and president, Downtown Cleveland Alliance. “We’re fortunate and excited to welcome this prestigious event back to Downtown Cleveland.”

The 2019 Cleveland Tall Ships Festival is presented by Tall Ships America, in conjunction with the City of Cleveland and Cuyahoga County, Downtown Cleveland Alliance (DCA), and Destination Cleveland. The event is made possible through the additional support of the Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Port Authority, Cumberland Real Estate Development, The Rotary Club of Cleveland, the George Gund Foundation and North Coast Harbor.

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