Ocean Institute 35th Annual Tall Ships Festival
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Ocean Institute 35th Annual Tall Ships Festival

Ocean Institute 35th Annual Tall Ships Festival

Ocean Institute 35th Annual Tall Ships Festival


Whaling History
by Bob Minty
California Historian

Mr. Bob Minty is shown above wearing his Grandfather’s actual whaling outfit, boots and all. I was fortunate enough to get an interview with Mr. Minty (will be posted shortly). He is so very generous with the mounds of interesting information he has regarding the history of whaling and of California.


The Tall Ships


Reenactor’s Village


Entertainment
Tijuana Dogs

This band drew quite the crowd. Fun was had by all!


The Ocean Institute‘s Tall Ships Festival started in 1984. It is the Ocean Institute’s premier annual event. This festival celebrates California’s maritime history and connection to the Pacific Ocean. The brig Pilgrim, and the other tall ships of her era, represent an important chapter in United States history.

Read more about the history of this event on the institute’s official website: Ocean Institute Tall Ships & Ocean Festival


Tall Ships & Ocean Festival Weekend Activities Include

  • Ship Tours
  • Interactive Ocean Exhibits
  • Mermaid Swim Encounters
  • Squid Dissections
  • Mermaid Story Time
  • Maritime Wharf Sailor’s Life Tour
  • Cap’n Jacks Pirate School
  • Hands-On Science & History
  • Pirate Camp
  • Live Music
  • Sierra Nevada Beer Garden

Detailed Information About Daily Activities


Tall Ships & Ocean Festival Weekend Schedule

Friday, September 6:
Cannon Battles: 4:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Sails ‘n Ales Night One 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm

Saturday, September 7:
Breakfast with a Mermaid 9:00 am to 10:30 am
Festival 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Cannon Battles 4:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Sails ‘n Ales Night Two 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm

Sunday, September 8:
Breakfast with a Mermaid 9:00 am to 10:30 am
Festival 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Cannon Battles 4:30 pm to 8:30 pm


Tall Ships & Ocean Festival Ticket Information

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