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Tall Ship Festival
August 5, 2016 12:00 pm
August 7, 2016 5:00 pm
August 3, 2016
Leicht Memorial Park
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128 Dousman Street, Green Bay, WI, 54303, United States
Tall Ship Festival, Green Bay

Tall Ship, Green BayOne of the largest outdoor events in northeastern Wisconsin, the Tall Ship Festival takes place August 5-7, 2016 at Leicht Memorial Park in Green Bay along the banks of the Fox River. Tall ships will make their way into Lake Michigan’s and Green Bay’s waters during the first week of August, stopping in Algoma and Sturgeon Bay before working their way to Titletown.

Green Bay is one of only nine ports in the USA and Canada and the only one in Wisconsin honored to host the TALL SHIPS CHALLENGE® Great Lakes 2016.

Activities include:

  • Coloring for children
  • Ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday at Noon
  • On-board ship tours
  • Day and sunset sail excursions
  • Food, entertainment and live music
  • School House interactive Kids Zone
  • George Kress Foundation Education Stage
  • North Coast Marine Ship Yard
  • Maritime Marketplace
  • Fireworks Friday night with special VIP viewing from a ship available
  • Prevea Family Day Sunday, children receive 1/2 price admission!
  • World’s Largest Rubber Duck
  • A fun summer weekend on the waterfront

For parking, you can use metered and unmetered street parking throughout downtown. Parking lots and ramps plus bicycle parking are also available. Limited ADA parking will be available at Leicht Park on a first come, first served basis. The Neville Museum, across the street from the festival, will be selling parking and will have ADA spaces available also on a first come first served basis.

Parking shuttles, powered by the Greater Green Bay Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, will be running from the Main Street Ramp (East) and Larsen Green (West side near Titletown Brewery) and the Neville Museum near the festival entrance.
Main Street Ramp: 262-298 Main Street
Larsen Green Property: 406 N Broadway
Neville Museum: 210 Museum Place

Leicht Memorial Park is along the Fox River in downtown Green Bay, right where U.S. 141 (Main/Dousman Streets) crosses the river. Highway 29 crosses just to the south. Titletown Brewing Company is right next door. I-43’s massive Leo Frigo Bridge leapfrogs the area a few blocks to the north. I-41 and Highways 32, 54, 57, and 172 also bring you to Green Bay so you can enjoy this massive event!