Tall Ships Return to Duluth

DNT: Three tall ships to visit Duluth for festival this summer, July 15-18

Duluth is an amazing place to be in the summer.

For last year’s events, see PDD here and here.

Tall Ships
Image by Northern Images Photography – Dennis O’Hara


Paul Lundgren

about 13 years ago

From the news release:

The Duluth Music and Maritime Festival will take place on the waterfront behind Grandma's Sports Garden, Bellisio's and the Paulucci Building, July 15 to 18. 

Visitors will be treated to food and refreshments, musical performances, sail aways/educational daysails and dockside viewing of three Tall Ships, family activities, the opportunity to mingle with Captain Jack Sparrow and educational programming. Award winning author Jenifer LeClair will be signing copies of her new book, "Danger Sector," the second book in the Windjammer Mystery series.

Highlights of the festival include performances by some of Minnesota and the nation's finest entertainers, including the Suburbs, Gear Daddies, Cracker, Retribution Gospel Choir, Tom Kastle, Ninety to the Dozen, AM Rubin, Bounding Main and family programming by the Duluth Playhouse.

Sail aways aboard the Tall Ships Lynx and Pride of Baltimore II will be available daily July 15-18 and educational daysails aboard the US Brig Niagara are available daily, July 15-18. Sail aways/educational daysails provide not only an educational glimpse into daily life aboard a Tall Ship, but also the grandeur of experiencing Lake Superior under sail. Cost for sail aways/educational daysail tickets range from $95 to $125 per person, based on the ship, and range in length from two to three hours. Sail Away and daysail tickets are available in advance via online and phone only and are expected to sellout quickly due to their limited quantity.

A multi-day festival pass is available for $40, including all evening concerts; $20 for daily passes including evening concerts; family weekend passes for $25, includes festival access, daytime entertainment and ship viewing (evening concerts not included); daily family passes for $15 (evening concerts not included); individual daily passes for $10 (evening concerts not included).

A schedule of sail aways, educational daysails and entertainment is available at www.visitduluth.com

Duluth Music and Maritime Festival is also pleased to support the Sixth Annual Bayfront Reggae and World Music festival, the largest festival of its kind in Minnesota, to be held the same weekend at Bayfront Festival Park, July 16-17. Hosting these two events simultaneously on Duluth's waterfront provides a wide range of activities for visitors to enjoy. More information is available at www.bayfrontreggae.com

Tickets will be available starting May 9 at 12:30 p.m. Visitors will be able to pre-purchase tickets online at www.visitduluth.com or by phone at (877) 435-9849. Festival-only tickets can also be purchased in person at the Electric Fetus in Duluth. Festival-only tickets will also be available at the gate. Tall Ship Sail Away tickets must be purchased in advance at www.visitduluth.com or by calling (877) 435-9849. There are no refunds or exchanges for tickets and they are non-transferrable. The prices quoted above include all applicable taxes.

Paul Lundgren

about 13 years ago

Here are images of the mighty ships scheduled to come to Duluth. Click to see 'em bigger.

US Brig Niagara

Pride of Baltimore II


Paul Lundgren

about 13 years ago

And here are images of the mighty bands scheduled to come to Duluth.

Gear Daddies

The Suburbs


Retribution Gospel Choir

Bad Cat!

about 13 years ago

Cracker?!?!? That's awesome!
I'm slightly peeved that I paid $90 to see the Suburbs at the mn zoo on 7/15 when I could have seen them in Duluth on 7/16 for much less. Ahh well...


about 13 years ago

Much, much less.

Cracker opened for the Grateful Dead on Summer tour '94. I caught them at Autzen Stadium in Eugene. I'm not sure why but I decided to skip the opener and eat pancakes.

Must have been the acid.

Paul Lundgren

about 13 years ago

Mason Jennings and Haley Bonar have been added to the musical lineup, which is now looking like this:

Friday, July 15
Retribution Gospel Choir
AM Rubin

Saturday, July 16
The Gear Daddies
The Suburbs
Mason Jennings 
Coal Car Caboose

Sunday, July 17
Haley Bonar
Ninety to the Dozen 
Tom Kastle

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