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Tall Ships Celebration 2019

July 18 @ 12:00 pm - July 21 @ 5:00 pm

Welcome to Tall Ship Celebration: Bay City, the most awarded tall ship festival in North America. Join us again this July for a tall ship experience like none other!


Thursday, July 18: 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Friday, July 19: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, July 20: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, July 21: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Absolutely no weapons, coolers, pets, alcohol or illegal substances are allowed within the festival grounds. All backpacks, purses, and bags will be searched by festival security at admission gates.


  • Interactive Deck Tours
  • Tall Ship Excursions
  • International Maritime Music
  • Ballads and Brews
  • Children’s Crafts & Storytelling
  • Art in the Park
  • Parking & Shuttle Service


Guests are required to pay a daily admission fee to enter the park for each day you wish to attend. This provides access to all standard festival activities and services. Required for each day you wish to attend the festival. Daily Admission does not include deck tours (see Souvenir Passport details below).

Children less than 36 in. tall are admitted at no charge and must be accompanied by a paying adult.

Tickets purchased online will be scanned at the admission gate. Guests will receive a wristband and dated hand stamp for the day you redeem your admission ticket(s).


To board and tour the visiting tall ships, guests must also purchase a Souvenir Passport. Passports are issued to each guest and are not transferable. Passports are valid FRIDAY-SUNDAY, JULY 19-21 and allow the bearer to board and tour each visiting tall ship one time. Souvenir Passports are not valid for admission to the festival. Guests much also purchase a daily admission ticket for each day they wish to attend (see above).

Souvenir Passports purchased online will be issued at the admission gate.


July 18 @ 12:00 pm
July 21 @ 5:00 pm


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