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TALL SHIPS

*SAVE* The tall ships Fair Jeanne (left), True North (center), and the Nina (right) sail in the Kenosha Harbor for a previous Kenosha Days of Discovery Tall Ship Parade. 

Today

All activities and timing are weather and wind dependent.

Parade schedule (all times approximate)

2:45 p.m.: Ships muster outside Kenosha harbor for “Parade of Sail.”

3:45 p.m.: Ships head north to Pennoyer Park, 3601 Seventh Ave., then head south to Kemper Center, 6501 Third Ave., then downtown.

5 p.m.: Ships begin their approach into downtown Kenosha for docking.

6 p.m.: Peanut Butter & Jam Concert with big band sounds of Tynan.

7:15 p.m.: Opening Ceremony with Capt. Tom Kastle

7:30 p.m.: PB&J concert with Tynan continues

8:30 p.m.: Concert ends

Friday

North side of harbor

All day: Tall ship sail aways at the Kenosha Community Sailing Center and Yacht Club Sailaway Village, 5130 Fourth Ave. Two ships will be sailing throughout the day plus twilight sails.

South side of harbor

9 a.m.: Early admission (requires special ticket)

10 a.m.: Gates open. Public welcome and ship boarding, music on the Miller Lite Music Stage, day and twilight sails from the Kenosha Sailing Center and Yacht Club’s Sail Away Village, Pepsi Kids Zone, speakers, authors and more at the Wisconsin Coastal Management and NOAA Exploration Station, food court, fine art show and more.

10:30 a.m.: Dockside interpretation: Bluenose II.

11 a.m.: “Sport: Ship Dog of the Great Lakes,” author Pamela Cameron, illustrator Renee Graef.

11 a.m.: Entertainment on the Miller Lite Entertainment Stage.

Noon: Capt. Tom Kastle, troubadour, Great Lakes storyteller.

1 p.m.: Kenosha YMCA: Safety Around Water Coalition.

1:30-3:30 p.m. Tom Kastle on Miller Lite Music Stage.

2 p.m.: Underwater archaeology with Tamara Thomsen, state maritime archaeologist.

3 p.m.: Kenosha Public Museums.

4 p.m.: Water Integrated Technologies with Robert Bruno.

4-6 p.m.: Space Echoes on Miller Lite Music Stage.

5 p.m.: Kenosha Public Library with Lisa Langsdorf.

6 p.m.: Tall Ship boarding ends; re-opens at 7 p.m.; Sail aways continue.

7 p.m.: Kenosha Rocks the Dock! American English Beatles tribute band to perform. Event includes tall ship boarding for three of the five visiting attraction ships, bands, beverages and more. Requires a separate ticket unless you purchase an admission ticket for Friday.

8 p.m.: Gates close.

Saturday

North side of harbor

All day: Tall ship sail aways at the Kenosha Community Sailing Center and Yacht Club Sail Away Village, 5130 Fourth Ave. Two ships will be sailing throughout the day plus twilight sails.

South side of harbor

9 a.m.: Early admission (requires special ticket)

10 a.m.: Gates open. Public welcome and ship boarding, music on the Miller Lite Music Stage, day and twilight sails from the Kenosha Sailing Center and Yacht Club’s Sail Away Village, Pepsi Kids Zone, speakers, authors and more at the Wisconsin Coastal Management and NOAA Exploration Station, food court, fine art show and more.

10:30 a.m.: Dockside interpretation: Picton Castle.

11 a.m.: “Sport: Ship Dog of the Great Lakes,” author Pamela Cameron, illustrator Renee Graef.

11 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Haley Klinkhammer on Miller Lite Music Stage.

Noon: Captain Chat: Conversations with ship captains.

1 p.m.: Green Sustainability with Keir Powell.

1:30-3:30 p.m.: Frank and Dave on Miller Lite Music Stage.

2 p.m.: Vampire Fish with Great Lakes Fishery Commission.

3 p.m.: Kenosha Public Museums.

4 p.m.: Root-Pike Watershed Initiative, “Restoring the Rivers of Pike,” with Dave Giordano.

4-6 p.m.: Banana Wind on Miller Lite Music Stage.

5 p.m.: Kenosha History Center.

6 p.m.: Tall Ship boarding ends. Festival gates close.

7 p.m: Individual ship and on-deck sponsor receptions.

Sunday

North side of harbor

All day: Tall ship sail aways at the Kenosha Community Sailing Center and Yacht Club Sail Away Village, 5130 Fourth Ave. Two ships will be sailing throughout the day plus twilight sails.

South side of harbor

9 a.m.: Early admission (requires special ticket)

10 a.m.: Gates open. Public welcome and ship boarding, music on the Miller Lite Music Stage, day and twilight sails from the Kenosha Sailing Center and Yacht Club’s Sail Away Village, Pepsi Kids Zone, speakers, authors and more at the Wisconsin Coastal Management and NOAA Exploration Station, food court, fine art show and more.

10:30 a.m.: Dockside interpretation: Niagara.

11 a.m.: “Sport: Ship Dog of the Great Lakes,” author Pamela Cameron, illustrator Renee Graef.

Noon: Captains Chat: Schooners and brigs.

11 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Mighty Joe on the Miller Lite Music Stage.

1 p.m.: Ship captain’s daughter: “Growing Up on the Great Lakes” with author Anne Lewis.

1:30-3:30 p.m.: The Moods on the Miller Lite Music Stage.

2 p.m.: Vampire Fish with Great Lakes Fishery Commission.

3 p.m.: Kenosha Public Museums.

4 p.m.: Kenosha History Center.

4-6 p.m.: EZFM on Miller Lite Music Stage.

5 p.m.: “Stories from the Wreckage” with author John Jensen.

6 p.m.: Tall ship boarding ends. Festival closes. Final sail away cruises take place.

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