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Ahoy! Tall Ships are coming to Cleveland

Posted: 5:17 PM, Nov 12, 2018
Updated: 2018-11-12 22:17:11Z
Ahoy! Tall Ships are coming to Cleveland

Tall Ships are returning to the Land. 

Next Summer, the city will be hosting the Tall Ships Festival. 

The festival will be from July 11-14; the three-day series will return to the waterfront for the first time since 2013. 

The event will kick off with a "Parade of Sail" on July 11. Tall Ships is expected to attract 60,000 attendees. 

“The return of Tall Ships is a great example of community collaboration, and Destination Cleveland is pleased to support the effort,” said David Gilbert, president and CEO, Destination Cleveland. “Our research shows that events are the second largest draw for visitation to Cleveland and Cuyahoga County, and the 2019 Cleveland TALL SHIPS Festival will give both visitors and residents another reason to come Downtown and explore what the city has to offer.”

The Tall Ships will race through all 5 Great Lakes, the largest body of fresh surface water, and make stops at 11 ports. These include Toronto, Ontario: June 29-July 1; Buffalo, NY: July 4-7; Cleveland, OH: July 11-14; Bay City, Michigan: July 18-21; Green Bay, Wisconsin: July 25-28; Kenosha, Wisconsin: Aug. 1-4; Midland and Sarnia, Ontario: Aug. 9-11; Kingsville, Ontario: Aug 16-18; Erie, Pennsylvania: Aug. 22-26; and Brockville, Ontario: Aug. 30-Sept. 1.

For additional information on the 2019 Cleveland TALL SHIPS Festival, the itinerary and sponsorship opportunities, click here. 

Tickets go on sale January 15.