28th Annual East End Maritime Festival
This weekend-long celebration of local maritime heritage benefits East End Seaport Museum & Marine Foundation.
Please join us on Friday, September 22 to kick off the festivities at our Land & Sea Gala benefit.
For the past 28 years, the East End Seaport Museum and Marine Foundation has celebrated the nautical history of the east end of Long Island with its Maritime Festival. Last year over 30,000 guests enjoyed this celebration in the historic Village of Greenport.
Maritime Festival weekend begins on Friday night, September 22, with the Land and Sea Gala cocktail party on the grounds of the Greenport Yacht and Shipbuilding. Saturday morning’s parade through downtown Greenport kicks off at 11:00am and introduces this year’s Grand Marshals, Lisa and Richard Israel. It’s followed by music and entertainment in Mitchell Park, grand displays of classic wooden boats, kayak races, demonstrations of high tech water sports, wood carving, delicious food, high end artisanal vendors, children’s activities, fresh oysters, craft beers and local wines, and of course, a sail to Long Beach Bar “Bug” Lighthouse. New this year is the Event Tent in Mitchell Park. Every hour on the hour will bring a variety of presentations designed to entertain, inform and educate.
Sunday morning starts off with A Mermaid and Pirate Breakfast hosted by Front Street Station, then more family friendly activities, demonstrations, blacksmith shop, Camera Obscura, vendors lining the streets of the village, old fashioned games on the Green, children's snapper contests, and raffle drawings. Visits to the East End Seaport Museum, Railroad Museum, Fire Boat Museum, and Stirling Historical Society round out the perfect two day Festival.
The annual Maritime Festival is the largest fundraiser of the East End Seaport Museum. Monies raised enable us to continue offering a variety of community programs, lighthouse tours, changing exhibits, activities, scholarships, and pride in our common nautical heritage. For this, we thank you, our visitors. And a special heartfelt thanks to our generous sponsors and donors.
Admission is Free, however, fees may apply to some activities
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