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Tall Ship Celebration Kicks off in Bay City

It’s a big weekend in Bay City, with the long-awaited Tall Ships Celebration underway through Sunday.  The ships pictured were the first to arrive on Thursday.

The Santa Maria (photo by Dave Maurer)
The Denis Sullivan (photo by Dave Maurer)

Below is a complete schedule of events:

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Schedule is subject to change.

11:30 a.m.     
Tall ships muster in the Saginaw Bay (approximately)
12:00 p.m.
Festival opens (note: no ship boarding on Thursday)
2:00 – 4:00 p.m.  
Arrival of ships (approximately)
5:00 p.m.   
Festival closes
5:00 – 11:00 p.m.
Star Bridge Street Party on Third: Welcome Tall Ships!

Thursday is a working day; ships will not be available for touring.


Friday, July 19, 2019

10:00 a.m.
Festival opens to the public; deck tours and activities begin
MMF: Norfolk Broads (WP)
MMF: Za Horyzontem (VMP)
ROS: Cirque Surya (VMP)
10:15 a.m.

SC: Dale Fowler – Tall Ships of Michigan (VMP)
11:00 a.m.

MMF: 3 Sheets to the Wind (WP)
MMF: Roane (VMP)
ROS: Down and Out on the Barbary Coast (VMP)
11:15 a.m.

SC: Lee Murdock – Songs of the Great Lakes (VMP)
11:30 a.m.

ROS: Cirque Surya (VMP)
12:00 p.m.

MMF: Sąsiedzi (WP)
MMF: Bocca Musica (VMP)
12:15 p.m.

SC: Gary & Jackie – Singing the Good Old Songs (VMP)
ROS: Battle for Castle McGuffin (VMP)
1:00 p.m.
MMF: Roane (WP)
MMF: El Pony Pisador (VMP)
ROS: Romantic Comedy of the Court Jester (VMP)
1:15 p.m.

SC: Dale Fowler – Tall Ships of Michigan (VMP)
1:30 p.m.

ROS: Ring of Fire (VMP)

2:00 p.m.
MMF: Za Horyzontem (WP)
MMF: 3 Sheets to the Wind (VMP)
ROS: Pirates Noir (VMP)
2:15 p.m.

SC: Ric Mixter – Diving into Great Lakes Mysteries (VMP)
2:30 p.m.

ROS: Cirque Surya (VMP)
3:00 p.m.

MMF: Za Horyzontem (WP)
MMF: 3 Sheets to the Wind (VMP)
ROS: Cirque Surya (VMP)
3:15 p.m.

SC: Lee Murdock – Songs of the Great Lakes (VMP)
3:30 p.m.

ROS: Tale of King Gorbeduk (VMP)
4:00 p.m.

MMF: El Pony Pisador (WP)
MMF: Tom Mason and the Blue Buccaneers (VMP)
ROS: Ring of Fire (VMP)
4:15 p.m.

SC: Gary & Jackie – Singing the Good Old Songs (VMP)
5:00 p.m.

Festival closes to the public
5:00 – 11:00 p.m.
Ballads and Brews at “The Quarterdeck” in Veterans Memorial Park
9:00 – 11:00 p.m.
Parks open for casual viewing; no deck tours
11:00 p.m.
Parks closed


Saturday, July 20, 2019

9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Pancakes with Pirates at Veterans Memorial Park
10:00 a.m.
Festival opens to the public; deck tours and activities begin
MMF: Norfolk Broads (WP)
MMF: Roane (VMP)
ROS: Cirque Surya (VMP)
10:15 a.m.

SC: Lee Murdock – Songs of the Great Lakes (VMP)
11:00 a.m.

MMF: 3 Sheets to the Wind (WP)
MMF: El Pony Pisador (VMP)
ROS: The Whip Show (VMP)
11:15 a.m.

SC: Dale Fowler – Tall Ships of Michigan (VMP)
11:30 a.m.

ROS: Cirque Surya (VMP)
12:00 p.m.

MMF: Roane (WP)
MMF: Sąsiedzi (VMP)
ROS: Pirates Noir (VMP)
12:15 p.m.

SC: Gary & Jackie – Singing the Good Old Songs (VMP)
12:30 p.m.

ROS: Unveiled Belly Dance (VMP)
1:00 p.m.

MMF: Za Horyzontem (WP)
MMF: Bocca Musica (VMP)
ROS: Unveiled Belly Dance (VMP)
1:15 p.m.

SC: Lee Murdock – Songs of the Great Lakes (VMP)
1:30 p.m.

ROS: Ring of Fire (VMP)

2:00 p.m.
MMF: Norfolk Broads (WP)
MMF: Sąsiedzi (VMP)
2:15 p.m.

SC: Dale Fowler – Tall Ships of Michigan (VMP)
ROS: Battle for Castle McGuffin (VMP)
3:00 p.m.

MMF: El Pony Pisador (WP)
MMF: 3 Sheets to the Wind (VMP)
ROS: Cirque Surya (VMP)
3:15 p.m.

SC: Gary & Jackie – Singing the Good Old Songs (VMP)
3:30 p.m.

ROS: The Whip Show (VMP)
4:00 p.m.

MMF: Za Horyzontem (WP)
MMF: Tom Mason and the Blue Buccaneers (VMP)
ROS: Ring of Fire (VMP)
4:15 p.m.

SC: Lee Murdock – Songs of the Great Lakes (VMP)
5:00 p.m.

Festival closes to the public
5:00 – 11:00 p.m.
Ballads and Brews at “The Quarterdeck” in Veterans Memorial Park
9:00 – 11:00 p.m.
Parks open for casual viewing; no deck tours
11:00 p.m.
Parks closed

Sunday, July 21, 2019

9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Pancakes with Pirates at Veterans Memorial Park
10:00 a.m.
Festival opens to the public; deck tours and activities begin
MMF: Norfolk Broads (WP)
MMF: Sąsiedzi (VMP)
ROS: Cirque Surya (VMP)
10:15 a.m.

SC: Gary & Jackie – Singing the Good Old Songs (VMP)
11:00 a.m.

MMF: Bocca Musica (WP)
MMF: 3 Sheets to the Wind (VMP)
ROS: The Whip Show (VMP)
11:15 a.m.

SC: Dale Fowler – Tall Ships of Michigan (VMP)
11:30 a.m.

ROS: Cirque Surya (VMP)
12:00 p.m.

MMF: Roane (WP)
MMF: Za Horyzontem (VMP)
ROS: Down and Out on the Barbary Coast (VMP)
12:15 p.m.

SC: Lee Murdock – Songs of the Great Lakes (VMP)
12:30 p.m.

ROS: Tale of King Gorbeduk (VMP)
1:00 p.m.

MMF: Sąsiedzi (WP)
MMF: Bocca Musica (VMP)
ROS: Cirque Surya (VMP)
1:15 p.m.

SC: Ric Mixter – Diving into Great Lakes Mysteries (VMP)
1:30 p.m.

ROS: Ring of Fire (VMP)

Visit the event’s website for more about the Tall Shops Celebration:

https://www.tallshipcelebration.com/ships

 


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