Tall Ships® Erie 2013 will take place from Thursday, September 5th to Sunday, September 8, 2013. An expected fleet of 9 Tall Ships will converge on the Port of Erie!
More than 60,000 people are expected to view the Parade of Sail and tour the large Tall Ships® during this four-day event. Tickets can also be purchased at the Maritime Museum Gift Shop and at Country Fair.
Approximately 75 vendors will stationed at the Bayfront Convention Center selling festival market place items such as wine, beach glass, jewelry, etc. There will be entertainment throughout the weekend including bands, Labatt Blue Beer Garden , kid zone, and lecture series-sponsored by Mercyhurst University. Our official hotel sponsor is the Bel-Aire Clarion and Comfort Inn Presque Isle- offering packages for Tall Ships Erie weekend.
For more information about Tall Ships® Erie 2013 call 814-452-2744 ext 208 Media Press Kit
In order to ensure that all persons are able to participate in the festivities, the Flagship Niagara and Erie Maritime Museum have enhanced the festivities to include several historical lecture series and entertaining presentations for all ages. Due to the historical nature and design of the Tall Ships, wheelchairs cannot be brought on board the ships. Any guests with disabilities may board the ships as long as they can stand and walk on their own or with assistance of a companion. For your convenience in viewing the Parade of Sails, the Bayfront Convention Center bridge and the 2nd level Plaza at the Erie Maritime Museum are wheelchair accessible. Service animals are the only animals permitted onto the festival grounds.
Festival Security Measures: Special security measures are in place to ensure public safety. All personal belongings, bags, and purses are subject to be checked. No weapons, explosives, or incendiary devices allowed. Liquids and glass are prohibited. Baby food/formula must be in plastic containers and along with medications, may be stored in coolers no larger than 5 quarts. Coolers for any other purpose are prohibited.
THE TALL SHIPS
• Flagship Niagara- Erie, PA/ Sponsored by: Eriez Magnetics
• Pride of Baltimore II- Baltimore, MD/ Sponsored by: Lincoln Recycling
• Unicorn- Bridgeport, CT/ Sponsored by: Plyler Overhead Door & The Warren Company
• Friends Good Will- South Haven, MI/ Sponsored by: PNC Bank
• Sorlandet- Kristiansand, Norway/ Sponsored: Highmark
• Lynx- Portsmouth, NH/ Sponsored by: Erie Federal Credit Union
• Peacemaker- Brunswick, GA/ Sponsored by: Erie Insurance
• Appledore IV- Bay City, MI/ Sponsored by: Local Edge
• St. Lawrence II- Kingston, ON/ Sponsored by: Logistics Plus
Limited Day Sails Available on Friends Good Will- Sail Away
Interested in becoming a vendor? Click on the link below for more information or call 814-452-2744 ext 208
Tickets purchased online after August 30th will be available at will call at the Erie Maritime Museum.
Individual Day Tickets/ Weekend Tickets/ VIP Tickets Available:
Tickets are no longer available online. Tickets can be purchased at the Erie Maritime Museum Gift Shop or at designated ticket booths during festival hours.
Official Hotel Sponsor: