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Subfest in Manitowoc
July 12, 2019
July 14, 2019
May 17, 2015
Wisconsin Maritime Museum
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75 Maritime Drive, Manitowoc, WI, 54220, United States
Subfest in Manitowoc, 2019

Subfest in Manitowoc celebrates its 5th annual event July 12-14, 2019, with the celebration of 50 YEARS of the Wisconsin Maritime Museum!

Subfest Cobia

Manitowoc celebrates its maritime heritage at #SubFest2019 with a wide variety of events on land and water for everyone: Music, food, sidewalk sales, self-guided submarine tours, fireworks, kid-friendly activities, plenty of food, and so much more! Museum admission is $10 for adults, $5 for youth and submarine veterans, for gallery and sub tours. This includes educational programs on Saturday, July 13th. General grounds will be open, and there will be special ticket pricing for Tall Ship Adventure tours.

Subfest fireworks

There’s also a special Fish Boil Friday night, get your tickets here!

Manitowoc is easy to access via I-43, U.S. 10, U.S. 151, or Highway 42. Follow Waldo Blvd. or U.S. 151 from I-43 to get to the downtown and lakefront areas, and be ready for a fantastic time! Don’t forget to pick up some candy and sweets at Beerntsen’s on 8th Street while you’re there (it’s a State Trunk Tour favorite.)

Manitowoc Subfest Address:

Wisconsin Maritime Museum
75 Maritime Drive
Manitowoc, WI 54220
(920) 684-0218

Subfest parade

A Schedule of Events is below!

2019 Subfest Schedule of Events:

Friday, July 12th
9:00 am – 6:00 pm Museum open and self guided sub tours with submarine veterans
10:00 am – 6:00 pm Krazy Daze Sidewalk Sales
5:00 pm – 9:00 pm Beverage Tent
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm: Jamus Unplugged on the Main Stage

Saturday, July 13th
8:00 am – 4:00 pm Krazy Daze Sidewalk Sales & Famers Market (until 1:00)
9:00 am – 7:00 pm Museum open and self guided sub tours with submarine veterans
10:00 am – 5:00 pm Submarine models and Boat Pond
10:00 am – 5:00 pm Kids activity area open
10:00 am – 10:00 pm Food Vendors & Beverage Tent
11:00 am Stand Up Paddleboard & Kayak Race
7:00 pm – 11:00 pm Rising Phoenix
7:00 pm – 11:00 pm Sub Pub open to public
Approximately 9:15pm Lighted Boat Parade
Approximately 10:00 pm Fireworks

Main Stage Entertainment
7:00 pm – 11:00 pm Rising Phoenix

Sunday, July 14th
9:00 am – 6:00 pm Museum open and self-guided sub tours with submarine veterans (Sub tours begin at 11:00 am)
10:00 am Tolling of the Boats Ceremony on deck of Cobia
12:00 pm – 4:00 Krazy Daze Sidewalk Sales (select locations)
Educational Talks and Movies in the museum

Subfest Tall Ships

Parking and Transportation Information for Subfest 2019:

The parking lots at the Museum will not be available Sub Fest weekend. There are several public parking lots that will be available after 5:00 pm on Friday and street parking is also available throughout the downtown area. Maritime Drive will be closed off in front of the Museum from 8th street to Buffalo street.

Motorcycle parking will be available on Maritime Drive between the Museum and Baymont Hotel. Entrance near the Baymont.


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