Tall Ships Festival, Green Bay« Back to Events
Green Bay once again has been awarded the honor of hosting a fleet of tall ships as part of the TALL SHIPS CHALLENGE® Great Lakes 2019 Race Series. One of only 11 ports in North America and one of 7 in the USA, the Port of Green Bay will be home to nine majestic vessels July 26-28 as part of Nicolet Bank Tall Ships®, offering a wide variety of entertainment and experiences.
Dockside touring ships allow event-goers to learn about each ship’s rich history and meet the crew. Sailing ships offer even more of an experience as they hoist their anchor and sail down the river to the mouth of the bay. Daily programming includes a full day of entertainment that is sure to make lasting memories. In addition to sail excursions and on-board tours, this year a variety of on-board experiences will be available for purchase.
- Day and sunset sail excursions
- Friday night on-board Green Bay Gamblers Fireworks viewing
- Appledore IV 3-hour sailing experience out to the Bay of Green Bay
- Onboard, dockside ship tours
- George Kress Foundation Educational Stage
- Tundraland Entertainment Stage
- Dunkin’ Kids Zone
- Oneida Nation Welcome Center
- Ticket Star Family Day is Sunday, July 28, where kids ages 5-12 are only $5
- Port of Green Bay Boardwalk
- North Coast Marine Manufacturing Alliance Ship Yard
- The World’s Largest Rubber Duck – presented by Miron Construction
- Art in the Schools Project featuring area high school art students
- Maritime Vendor Village
- Greater Green Bay Convention & Visitor Bureau Trolley service
For parking, you can use metered and un-metered 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.
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!
Tall Ships Address:
Leicht Memorial Park
128 Dousman Street (U.S. 141)
Green Bay, WI 54303