2017 Festival of Sail

It’s about that time again!

The 2017 Festival of Sail is almost here, and we’re as happy as a Steam Ferry!

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The Festival of Sail, hosted by the Maritime Museum of San Diego, is the LARGEST Tall Ship festival on the West Coast. Every year, our team of sailors, experts, volunteers, members, and vendors come together, transforming the North Embarcadero into a nautical theme park for Labor Day Weekend!

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On Thursday, August 31, a majestic flotilla of tall ships will once again be sailing on San Diego Bay. This parade salutes the start of the 4 day festival. You can visit our website to book a trip on one of our many sailing excursions that weekend, including a chance to actually be IN the Parade of Sail!

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Food, drinks, games, animals, prizes, activities for the kids! The Festival of Sail is always our most esteemed event!

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Join us LABOR DAY WEEKEND and be a part of San Diego tradition!!!

Quench Your Thirst and Satisfy Your Taste!

Maritime Museum and Craft Breweries are joining together for the 5th Annual Craft Beer Festival to give your taste buds an experience of a lifetime and we cannot wait!

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Attendees will be able to walk about the vessels and sample beers from several different breweries. If you’re 21 or older, come join us on August 5th, 2017 for beer, food, live music, and a FUNdraiser party!

Wednesday Weddings

Star of India Wedding

 

Extraordinarily Elegant San Diego Waterfront Weddings and Receptions.

The lovely 1898 Berkeley ferryboat, gracing San Diego Bay with her turn-of-the-century charm and ambiance is available for weddings and receptions. She has two open-air decks, offering your choice of downtown skyline or sunset views of the harbor. Her Ladies’ deck and dance floor are also crowned with Victorian styled stained glass windows, softly backlit after dark. The ferryboat is an excellent site for both weddings and receptions, offering a full array of services from your ceremony to your bon voyage.

Our own majestic Star of India is without question the most unique wedding location in Southern California, if not the world. She is the oldest active sailing ship in the world. Built in 1863, she has circled the globe 21 times with her soaring masts and spars that support her white billowing sails. Your wedding ceremony will be celebrated in timeless elegance and unparalleled beauty.

To learn more about our ships, Click here.

$500.00 Wednesday Weddings!
Special wedding ceremonies are now available every Wednesday from 12pm-6pm by appointment. With the costs of weddings soaring, The Maritime Museum of San Diego offers a non-traditional route to brides and grooms. Every Wednesday, the museum offers $500 wedding ceremonies. They include: an ideal waterfront location on any ship at the museum, a private ceremony officiated by Reverend Powers, an immediate marriage license, and photo opportunities on any boat.

Up to 10 people are welcome aboard any Wednesday of their choosing. Keep it simple by cutting costs and stress to make the big day an intimate and romantic affair. After all, a wedding should be about the two getting married. Keeping costs down on the wedding means more money to spend enjoying a honeymoon, a house, or an adventure with that special someone.

“We created Wednesday Weddings for the couple on a budget that wants something personal and private. Come on down and elope to the San Diego Bay!” said Office Manager and Event Coordinator, Warren Potts.

http://sdmaritime.org/event-venues-san-diego/wedding-receptions/