This weekend, you have a chance to step back in time and explore Cleveland’s maritime history at the Cleveland Tall Ships Festival. This is the first time the Tall Ships have been in Cleveland since 2013.
I had the unique opportunity to be aboard the Denis Sullivan during the Parade of Sail, which kicked off the Tall Ships Festival yesterday.
The Denis Sullivan is a replica of a Great Lakes schooner and operates as a floating classroom and goodwill ambassador for the state of Wisconsin.
The Parade of Sail featured boats from Canada, the United States, and New Zealand, some of which were crewed by children as young as 13! It was quite an impressive display!
After the Parade of Sail, I attended the Captain’s Reception and Opening Ceremony, with music from Opus 216, food, and drink.
What an amazing way to kick off the Tall Ships Festival!
Through Sunday, July 14, you can explore the festival and fleet for yourself. There will be public boarding of the ships, exhibits, live music, rock climbing, performances from the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo Asian Lantern Festival, and much more fun for the whole family.
Tickets are available at Marc’s Stores and online. General admission is $13.95 and a family four-pack is $49.95. Come aboard the Tall Ships for an amazing way to experience Cleveland history!
***Disclosure: I was invited by the Downtown Cleveland Alliance to attend the Parade of Sail and Captain’s Reception. As always, all opinions are 100% my own.***