• A section of the bowsprint and figurehead on the bow of BALCLUTHA.

    San Francisco Maritime

    National Historical Park California


A group of people seated on Hyde Street Pier listening to two performers.
A musical performance on Hyde Street Pier.

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News Release Date: July 17, 2013
Contact: Lynn Cullivan, 415-561-7006

 What: A music festival celebrating our international maritime heritage through performances on two outdoor stages, and aboard two historic floating vessels, all at Hyde Street Pier.

When: Saturday, September 14, 2013, 9:30am – 5:30pm.

Where: At San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, on Hyde Street Pier.

Admission:  Outdoor stage performances, free. Boarding historic ships: $5 adults, ages 15 and under, free. Free with national park passes. No advance tickets. Purchase boarding tickets on Hyde Street Pier.

Maritime history comes alive at the annual Sea Music Festival at San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park! Experience performances of sea chanteys, shore songs, Pacific Island dances, Chinese and Italian music and song, and traditional Celtic instrumental music on Hyde Street Pier and aboard historic vessels. 

Performers include Gordon Bok, Irish fiddler Liz Carroll, William Pint and Felicia Dale, the Rahiti Polynesian Dance Company, the Chinese Instrumental Ensemble, Shay Black, Jeff Warner, Holdstock and Macleod, Dogwatch Nautical Band, Amelia Hogan, Salty Walt and the Rattlin’ Ratlines, Nicola Swinburne with members of the San Francisco Mandolin Orchestra, The Hot Frittatas Duo, Richard Adrianowicz, Celia Ramsay, Riggy Rackin, Megan Messinger, Aaron Clegg, Fiddle Rising, Melani and Sarah, Nathalie Reginster, and Autumn Rhodes.

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Did You Know?

The Grace Quan during sea trials in 2004.

The GRACE QUAN is a replica of the type of fishing vessel used throughout the Bay Area by Chinese shrimp fishing companies between 1860 and 1910. She was built by San Francisco Maritime and California State park staff and volunteers in 2003. More...