Tall Ships® Erie 2016

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2016 Festival Dates and Times

Thursday, September 8

4:00 pm Parade of Sail

Friday, September 9*

2:30 pm- 6:00 pm

*Limited hours of admission

Saturday, September 10

10:00 am- 6:00 pm

Sunday, September 11

10:00 am- 5:00 pm

9:00 pm Fireworks sponsored by Erie Regional Chamber and Growth Partnership

(Liberty park will be open as a fireworks viewing area starting at 6 pm)


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Event Map- Click to enlarge



Festival Highlights

    • Showcasing 9 Tall Ships and The World’s Largest Duck!
    • On-board tours & sail-aways
    • Live music & entertainment
    • Widget Financial Kidz Zone
    • Festival Marketplace
    • Food vendors

E Shuttle Service Locations:

Erie Maritime Museum to Bayfront Convention Center

Liberty Park-n-Ride to the Erie Maritime Museum to the Bayfront Convention Center

12th and Lincoln Park-n-Ride to the Erie Maritime Museum to the Bayfront Convention Center

EMTA Bus Route TSE 2016



FESTIVAL SECURITY MEASURES: Tall Ships Erie has been designated as a Marine Event of National Significance by the United States Department of Homeland Security. This designation requires certain security measures to be in place for the public’s safety. Individuals must possess an approved ticket, wristband, or credential to gain access into the event. All personal belongings, bags, and purses will be checked. Large backpacks are not permitted. Firearms, weapons of any kind, explosives, or incendiary devices are not permitted. Selfie sticks are not permitted. Open or unsealed bottles or containers of any kind of water or other liquids and food are not permitted. Baby food and formula must be stored in plastic containers. Glass is not permitted. Small coolers no larger than 5 quarts will be permitted to utilize for baby food/formula and medicine only.