Tall Ships® Galveston kicks off Thursday, April 5 with the exciting Parade of Sail! Enjoy the official welcome to our visiting tall ships as they travel along Galveston Island’s historic Seawall Boulevard. Ships begin Parade of Sail, under full sail (wind/weather permitting) heading west according to the route.
PARADE SCHEDULE (times are estimated and can change based on weather and current)
12:30 p.m. – Ships muster at East Beach (1923 Boddeker Rd)
1 p.m. – Ships begin Parade of Sail heading west along Seawall Boulevard, led by the 1877 Tall Ship ELISSA
2 p.m. – Ships make a turn near 35th and Seawall Boulevard, then head back down to East Beach
3 p.m. – Parade of sail ends, ships take down their sails and begin the process of entering Galveston Bay
TALL SHIPS ARE COMING!® This new festival arrives April 5-8, 2018 and will host tours of the participating ships, numerous special events, sail away excursions, music, food, and fun in a family-friendly format. Galveston Island will serve as the first port in the TALL SHIPS CHALLENGE® Gulf Coast 2018 Series, which will see participating ships travel across the Gulf of Mexico as they visit other participating cities throughout the month of April. Get your tickets now at tallshipsgalveston.com