Cleveland Tall Ships Festival 2013

Port of Cleveland 2013 Tall Ships® Festival
July 4 - 7, 2013

 "Schedule of Events"

The Festival will showcase the diverse Great Lakes maritime history, spotlighting environmental themes while promoting youth leadership through sail training.  Visitors can board the vessels, meet the crew and experience the heritage these ships symbolize.  Cleveland welcomes the Tall Ships Challenge®, a series of port-to-port international sailing races, cruises and maritime festivals starting in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and culminating in Erie, PA.

Wednesday, July 3:  Enjoy the spectacular entry of the Tall Ships under full sail as they enter Cleveland’s harbor.  Opening Ceremonies will follow the Parade of Sail (scheduled to begin at 4:00 p.m.) though the festival grounds will not be open to the public nor will the ships be available for boarding.  The public will be encouraged to view the Parade at Voinovich Park “free of charge.”  The Festival will begin July 4, 2013, located at the Port of Cleveland, behind FirstEnergy Stadium, Home of the Cleveland Browns.

Thursday, July 4—Sunday, July 7: Gates open: 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.*; Ship boarding: 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.; Private hospitality functions: 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. Ship ramps are unable to accommodate wheelchairs; dockside viewing only.  Ship boarding hours are subject to change and lines may closed before posted time to accommodate those already in line. Hospitality functions will be held the evenings of July 4, July 5 and July 6.  Please complete the “Contact Us” form on the website for information regarding a dockside event, reserving a ship for a private sailaway, reception, etc. 

Friday, July 5th is PORT OF CLEVELAND DAY and all Military service men and women in uniform will be allowed into the site “free of charge” or with a military I.D.   

Friday, July 5th: BLOOD DRIVE - "bleed red, white and blue" Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Cleveland and the Port of Cleveland 2013 Tall Ships Festival in cooperation with the American Red Cross. The Bloodmobile will be located on West 3rd and Erieside, Cleveland, OH  44115 just outside of the festival site, from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM, weather permitting. Appointments may be made by logging on to www.redcrossblood.org and use sponsor code: rotaryclubofcleveland. All who come to donate blood will receive an American Red Cross baseball hat, while supplies last. For additional information or questions, please call 1-800- RED-CROSS

Festival Activities

As the first U.S. port to welcome the fleet to the Great Lakes, the festival will have an international flair with a focus on the importance of our diverse heritage and a continued commitment to the respect for and preservation of the St. Lawrence Seaway and the Great Lakes.  Come and enjoy exhibits, a Maritime Market Place, and great family entertainment.  Take part in dockside youth sail training activities, visit the Festival Village, and discover more about sailing and nautical products and services.

Entertainment Schedule

Thursday, July 4th
     Main Stage  11:00am - 3:00pm
          Tom Kastle - Singer, songwriter, Tall Ship Captain and teller of tales.
          Desmond and Molly - Singing duo of classic and popular tunes.

     Battle of Lake Erie Bicentennial - Re-enactment Tent  11:00am - 3:00pm
          Bob Ford & the Ragamuffins - Presenting folklore, music and storytelling...all with a
          nautical theme.

          Eric Johnson, Historian - Speaking about the history of the War of 1812 with emphasis
          on Lake Erie's major role in this War.  He will speak at noon and 2:00pm.

     Strolling throughout Festival  11:00am - 3:00pm 
          Face painters, balloon artist, cartoonist, jugglers, magicians and Pirates from the
          Caribbean. 

     Main Stage 5:00pm - 10:00pm
          Jerry Cole and the High Plains Drifters, Bob Ford & the Ragamuffins, and   Desmond and
          Molly -  entertaining guests before the fireworks. 

Friday, July 5th
     Main Stage  11:00am - 3:00pm
          Tom Kastle - Singer, songwriter, Tall Ship Captain and teller of tales.
          Radio Disney Entertainers - two shows at 1:00pm and 2:00pm.

     Battle of Lake Erie Bicentennial - Re-enactment Tent  11:00am - 3:00pm
          Bob Ford & the Ragamuffins - Presenting folklore, music and storytelling...all with a 
          nautical theme.

          Eric Johnson, Historian - Speaking about the history of the War of 1812 with emphasis 
          on Lake Erie's major role in this War.  He will speak at noon and 2:00pm.

     Strolling throughout Festival  11:00am - 3:00pm 
          Face painters, balloon artist, cartoonist, jugglers, magicians and Pirates from the 
          Caribbean. 

Saturday, July 6th
     Main Stage  11:00am - 3:00pm
          Tom Kastle - Singer, songwriter, Tall Ship Captain and teller of tales.
          Western Reserve Community Band - two concerts at 1:00pm and 2:00pm.

     Battle of Lake Erie Bicentennial - Re-enactment Tent  11:00am - 3:00pm
          Bob Ford & the Ragamuffins - Presenting folklore, music and storytelling...all with a 
          nautical theme.

          Eric Johnson, Historian - Speaking about the history of the War of 1812 with emphasis 
          on Lake Erie's major role in this War.  He will speak at noon and 2:00pm.

     Strolling throughout Festival  11:00am - 3:00pm 
          Face painters, balloon artist, cartoonist, jugglers, magicians and Pirates from the 
          Caribbean. 

Sunday, July 7th
     Main Stage  11:00am - 3:00pm
          Tom Kastle - Singer, songwriter, Tall Ship Captain and teller of tales.
          Desmond and Molly - singing duo of classic and popular tunes.
          St. Edward High School Trash Talkers - a unique percussion group comprised entirely of
          students from St. Edward High School in Lakewood, OH.  Part drumline, part Stomp, all
          performed on recycled "instruments" of trash cans and plastic buckets.  Performance at
          2:00pm.

     Battle of Lake Erie Bicentennial - Re-enactment Tent 11:00am - 3:00pm
          Bob Ford & the Ragamuffins - Presenting folklore, music and storytelling...all with a 
          nautical theme.

          Eric Johnson, Historian - Speaking about the history of the War of 1812 with emphasis 
          on Lake Erie's major role in this War.  He will speak at noon and 2:00pm.

     Strolling throughout Festival  11:00am - 3:00pm 
          Face painters, balloon artist, cartoonist, jugglers, magicians and Pirates from the 
          Caribbean. 

 

 

 

 

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