CLEVELAND — The 2019 Cleveland Tall Ships Festival is kicking off Thursday with a ceremonial Parade of Sail.
A total of 11 replicas and restored ships from the U.S., Canada and Cook Islands will enter the harbor between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. before docking just north of First Energy Stadium, 518 Erie Avenue, through Sunday, July 14.
News 5 will live stream the event Thursday, starting at 4 p.m.
While taking in the views of the ships, visitors can enjoy craft beers, festival food, music, street performers and reenactments.
The Parade of Sail order is slated as: USCGC Lead Vessel Neah Bay, Celebreeze (fireboat; in front of the harbor only), Denis Sullivan, Pride of Baltimore II, Appledore V, Empire Sandy, Fair Jeanne, Inland Seas, Picton Castle, Appledore IV, Bluenose II, HMCS Oriole and the U.S. Brig Niagara.
The public can witness this majestic parade from several vantage points along Lake Erie.
- Whiskey Island
- Voinovich Park/North Coast Harbor
- Bar 32 at Hitlon Cleveland Downtown for their Tall Ship Watch Party
- Kirtland Park
- East 55th Street
- Gordon Park
Advanced tickets, which can be bought at any Marc's location, are $13.95 for any day or $49.95 for a family 4 pack. More info on tickets here.