Sunday, July 14, 2019

Tall Ships Are Sailing into Kenosha August 1-4, 2019

Tall Ships Are Sailing into Kenosha August 1-4, 2019

Kenosha Tall Ships Brings Graceful Tall Ships to Kenosha August 1-4, 2019 

**Disclosure: I did receive tickets to Kenosha Tall Ships to bring you information about this event as well as details of my experience. No other compensation was received. All opinions are 100% my own.

Tall Ships will be sailing into harbor in Kenosha this August! Visit Kenosha from August 1-4 to enjoy Kenosha Tall Ships 2019 family friendly festival highlighting Kenosha's maritime heritage. Tall Ships haven't visited Kenosha for ten years so this is a splendid opportunity to visit these seven historic and quite majestic vessels! I have never attended a Tall Ship event before, so I pretty excited to see these graceful sea vessels on Lake Michigan! Each one is so incredibly beautiful:


Image of Parade of Sail. Image credit Kenosha Tall Ships
Image of Parade of Sail. Image credit Kenosha Tall Ships

Parade of Sail August 1

The festival opens on August 1 with the Parade of Sail as the magnificent tall ships sail into port at 3:45PM. The docking of the ships is expected to begin at 5PM. The event will include an opening ceremony and live music. The Parade of Sail will be led be Kenosha's own pride and joy, the schooner Red Witch! Sounds like a blissful summer evening! Does it get any better than this? **You can even purchase tickets to be on the Red Witch, Pride of Baltimore II or Appledore IV for the Parade of Sail. See ticket prices at KenoshaTallShips.com.**

U.S. Brig Niagara image courtesy of Kenosha Tall Ships
U.S. Brig Niagara image courtesy of Kenosha Tall Ships

Kenosha Tall Ships 2019 August 2-4:

Festival hours for August 2-4 will run 10AM-6PM and will include boarding of tall ships, a kids zone, speakers, authors, a fine art show, food court and more. Wisconsin Coastal Management and NOAA will have an Exploration Station with events. August 2 will feature a Rock the Dock music event. At 7PM, the Beatles tribute band American English will be rocking the harbor. Tickets for this concert are separate from the tickets for the day. There also are opportunities to enjoy a Sail Away adventure! These tickets are also separate.

Appledore IV image courtesy of Tall Ships Kenosha
Appledore IV image courtesy of Tall Ships Kenosha

Nearby associated events:

Southport Light Station Museum will be open extended hours August 1-4 from 10AM-7PM with lighthouse climbs. The Civil War Museum will be the site of the U.S.S. Minnesota Naval Encampment August 3-4. The Pike River Rendezvous will occur at Simmons Island Park August 3-4. At the Kenosha History Center, RG Productions will present an old time radio show "Treasure Island" on Saturday, August 3. Kenosha has an incredible number of other activities and museums to add to your visit.

Tickets for Kenosha Tall Ships 2019:

I highly recommend purchasing tickets for this event in advance. There are a variety of ticket options available for Kenosha Tall Ships depending on the events you would like to partake in. General festival tickets, sail away tickets and Kenosha Rocks the Dock tickets are all separate! Additionally, there is a family pass option. A Fast Pass will allow you to bypass lines for boarding tall ships. If you are looking for a better opportunity to take photos, there is an early admission photo pass that you can purchase to enter the festival at 9AM (this ticket includes festival admission). Since tickets for general admission, sailings and Kenosha Rocks the Dock are separate, you need to purchase EACH if you would like to attend more than one event.

**Please note backpacks and large bags are not allowed. Handbags will be searched for this festival.**

Kenosha Tall Ships provides quite a unique experience here on Lake Michigan! I am pretty excited to board some of these beautiful vessels in a couple of weeks!


Tall Ships Are Sailing into Kenosha August 1-4, 2019



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