Talls Ships Erie is back!
Tall Ships Erie returns to Erie’s bayfront on Aug. 25-28.
The festival celebrates Erie’s maritime heritage with ships from across the world.
Among the highlights of the festival is the Parade of Sail, where viewers can see the tall ships entering Presque Isle Bay. The Parade of Sail begins at 4 p.m. Aug. 25.
The remainder of the festival will take place around the Bayfront Convention Center, Dobbins Landing and the Erie Maritime Museum.
Visitors will have a chance to view seven ships during the festival.
- Empire Sandy; Toronto, Ontario
- Appledore IV; Bay City, Michigan
- St. Lawrence II; Kingston, Ontario
- Nao Trinidad; Huelva, Spain
- Pride of Baltimore II; Baltimore, Maryland
- U.S. Brig Niagara; Erie
- Lettie G. Howard; New York City, New York
And, more might be added!
Mama duck, baby duck
In a return to Erie, visitors will get to see what’s considered the “World’s Largest Rubber Duck” and a smaller duck.
» Single-day pass: $10
Includes: All-day access to festival sites. Dockside viewing of tall ships fleet. Live music and entertainment. Educational seminars. Family activities. Food vendors. Vendor marketplace.
Does not include access onto ships for deck tours. A deck tour add-on must be purchased for access onto available ships for deck tours.
Deck tour add-on: $5: The deck tour add-on must be purchased with a corresponding single-day pass.
» Weekend Pass (Friday, Saturday and Sunday): $39
Includes access to festival sites and deck tours for all three days of the festival. Does not include sailing tours. Weekend passes are non-transferable. Does not include sailing tours.
» VIP Pass: $199
Includes festival sites and deck tours for the weekend as well as all VIP-only hospitality areas. VIP areas include complimentary refreshments and appetizers. VIP passes also include VIP line access and VIP parking. VIP passes are non-transferable. Does not include sailing tours.
» Sailing tours
Check the Tall Ships Erie link for available sailing tours.
Plan your visit
Looking to spend the weekend? Hotels fill up quickly and can be pricy. Plus, there are campgrounds, RV parks and a variety of other options. Plan ahead. Find a list of places to stay.
No parking is available on festival grounds. But there are many parking opportunities nearby with shuttle service or a quick walk. Find more details here.
And if you’re coming from out of town, visit this link for driving details.
Volunteer, vendors, sponsorships
Want to volunteer, be a vendor or sponsor? Visit the Tall Ships Erie site for more details.