Daily Schedule

Thursday, August 22, 2019:

Festival grounds where ships will be docked are not open to the public. Any other waterfront location will offer good views of the Parade of Sail and fireworks.

  • 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

    • Parade of Sail on Presque Isle Bay, hosted by Tom Kastle

  • 9:00 p.m.

    • Fireworks on Presque Isle Bay 

                 Presented by Gibson Fireworks with support from Lakeshore Towing.

Click here to learn more about Thursday's festivities, the best places to view the parade and fireworks and more.

Friday, August 23 - Sunday, August 25

  • 8:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

    •  Shuttle service runs between parking locations and drop off points near festival grounds 

  • 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

    • Festival grounds open

    •  Ships open for deck tours

    •  Festival activities and exhibits open

  • 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

    • Musical performances from The Wild Geese, Buffalo Rose, DJ Henry GQ, Smokin' Section and many more​

Get the full entertainment and event schedule, exclusive content and activity details with the Tall Ships Festival Guide. 

Festival Map


Our Vessels

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US Brig Niagara


Mama and Baby Duck

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Denis Sullivan


Empire Sandy


Appledore IV


Appledore V

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St. Lawrence II


Lettie G. Howard


Bluenose II



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Santa Maria

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Picton Castle

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Fair Jeanne


Latest News

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Former WWII Minesweeper to Join Tall Ships Erie 2019

June 28, 2019

WWII Minesweeper, now converted Tall Ship, will join the Tall Ships Erie 2019 festival lineup.

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Christopher Columbus' Replica Ship to Sail Back to America for Tall Ships Erie 2019

June 12, 2019

Replica of Spanish ship to join Tall Ships Erie 2019 festival lineup


Two More Historic Ships Added to Tall Ships Erie Festival Line-up

May 9, 2019

Appledore IV and Appledore V Will Join Tall Ships Erie Festival.

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Tall Ships Erie Announces First Ship

April 3, 2019

Tall Ship DENIS SULLIVAN is announced as first Tall Ship, bringing its captain, Tiffany Krihwan, back home to Erie.

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Home-Built Ship Sails to Lake Erie for Tall Ships Erie 2019

June 19, 2019

A tall ship built in a navy captain's backyard will join the lineup for Tall Ships Erie 2019 festival


BLUENOSE II, a Legendary Racing Tall Ship, Will Visit Tall Ships Erie Festival

May 21, 2019

Legendary racing tall ship to sail into Lake Erie.


World's Largest Rubber Duck to return to Erie with Baby Duck

April 16, 2019

"Mama Duck," the 6 stories high rubber duck that weighs 11 tons will be at the Bayfront this Summer. You will be able to see this yellow duck at the Tall Ships Festival this August.


Queen Commissioned Ship to Join Tall Ships Erie 2019 Festival

June 14, 2019

TS PLAYFAIR, commissioned by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in 1974, will sail into Lake Erie for the Tall Ships Erie 2019 festival.

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Young Sailors Aboard the ST. LAWRENCE II Sail Into Lake Erie for Tall Ships Erie 2019 Festival

May 16, 2019

A tall ship summer camp for 13 to 18-year-olds will join the Tall Ships Erie 2019 festival line-up.


Canada’s Largest Passenger Vessel sails into Lake Erie

April 29, 2019

Former World War II tugboat, EMPIRE SANDY, is announced to arrive at tall ships festival in Erie, PA.