with Michael Lum

San Diego Festival of Sail …LABOR DAY WEEKEND… August 31, 2012 9:00 am – Sept. 3

San Diego Festival of Sail

The largest Tall Ship festival on the west coast hosted by the

Maritime Museum of San Diego,

will transform the North Embarcadero into a nautical theme park.

More than twenty tall ships and other fascinating vessels from around the world will be visiting San Diego.

When: August 31 – September 3, 2012
Time: 9am to 7pm daily
Where: Maritime Museum and adjacent areas San Diego Embarcadero

Held over Labor Day weekend each year and starts with a bang!

On Thursday a day before FOS officially opens cannon fire will salute the entrance of the tall ships

from all over the world as they parade around San Diego Bay,

finally ending at the Maritime Museum’s docks.

A limited number of seats are available for the tall ship parade.

Daily enjoy visiting ships and crew, a petting zoo for kids with a variety of animals to pet,

Tall ship cannon battles, Treasure Seeker Pirate themed bay cruises,

over 100 arts and craft vendors,

plus a multitude of food options, interaction with pirates, and more…

Parade of Sail

Tall historic sailing ships will parade into San Diego Bay from their respective destinations. Best places to view the wooden riggs are from the San Diego Embarcadero, Embarcadero Marina Park North, Harbor Island, Shelter Island, Ferrys Landing Restaurants & Shopping, Centennial Park, and Cabrillo National Monument.

Street Festival

Open throughout the sailing event and FREE to the public, several souvenir and consessionaire stands will line up along the street next to the Tall Sails. Included will be a festival food court, entertainment, and a kid’s zone.


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