Sail Boston 2017

Tall ship with sails and white hull sails in Boston Harbor
US Coast Guard Cutter EAGLE will be among the many ships coming to Boston this June!

Courtesy Sail Boston

 

The Tall Ships Are Coming - June 17-22, 2017

56 ships from 13 nations will be coming to Boston Harbor in June. Many will be docked at the Charlestown Navy Yard, where there will be music, fun, and exploration for all ages!

Visit the official Sail Boston website for the complete schedule of events and list of the visiting ships.
 

Sail Boston 2017 Map of the Charlestown Navy Yard

Please note: There are several road closures on June 17, 2017 for the Parade of Sail. See map below. Pedestrians should enter via the checkpoints marked. For more details visit the Sail Boston website.

 
 

Tall Ships, Live Music, and Fun for the Whole Family!

Come explore the many aspects of maritime culture, history and tradition at the Charlestown Navy Yard during Sail Boston! This special weekend will offer live music concerts by performers maritime cultures across the world, a chance to engage with the men and women who specialize in the time-honored trades of shipbuilding and seafaring, and fun for kids and adults alike!

Ships

USS Constituion
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
USS Cassin Young
10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Visiting Tall Ships
Piers 1, 4, 6 & 8

USS Constitution Museum Programs and Activities

Saturday & Sunday, 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Set sail on a voyage of discovery! Hands-on exhibits and family programming that explores the history of USS Constitution from her construction in the 1790s to today. Admission is by donation.
Saturday & Sunday, 10 a.m. - Noon
Life At Sea
Discover what is for lunch in this delicious program about the early sailor’s daily diet.
Saturday & Sunday, 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Marked for Life
Learn the history of sailor’s tattoos and mark yourself with a temporary tattoo. Tattoos cost between $1 and $2.
Sunday Only - 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Boston Area Chantey & Maritime Sing with the Roaring Forties
Listen, learn and lift your voices! Participate in your maritime heritage by joining a rousing chorus of sea chanteys.

Maritime Craft Artisans

Saturday & Sunday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Boat Builder - Bob Fuller
  • Sign Painting - Robert Leonard
  • Custom Scale & Spar - Salem Maritime National Historic Site
  • Maritime Knots - Barbara Merry
  • Scrimshaw Artist - Nancy Lyon
  • Ship Figure Head Painter - Sheila Billings

Family Engagement Stations

Saturday & Sunday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Charlestown Navy Yard Scavenger Hunt
  • Naval History and Heritage Command
  • Block and Tackle “Rug Up” Challenge
  • Creativity and Imagination
  • Trusted Knots & Lines
  • Things that Came by Water
Noon - 6 p.m.
  • Knucklebones

CONCERT SCHEDULE

Saturday, June 17:
Shipyard Park Stage
  • 10 a.m. - Rum Soaked Crooks
  • 11 a.m. - Debra Cowan
  • Noon - Rum Soaked Crooks
  • 1 p.m. - Debra Cowan
  • 2 p.m. - Gerson Eguiguren
  • 3 p.m. - Atileo Tedoldi
  • 4 p.m. - Gerson Eguiguren
  • 5 p.m. - Atileo Tedoldi
Commandant's House Stage
  • 11 a.m. - Mufaro Kambarami
  • Noon - Squeeze Box Stompers
  • 1 p.m. - Mufaro Kambarami
  • 2 p.m. - Ron Reid
  • 3 p.m. - Kong
  • 4 p.m. - Ron Reid
  • 5 p.m. - Kong
Sunday, June 18:
Shipyard Park Stage
  • 11 a.m. - Tripp and Toddy
  • Noon - Fellswater
  • 1 p.m. - Tripp and Toddy
  • 2 p.m. - Olivia Swan
  • 3 p.m. - Mamadou
  • 4 p.m. - Olivia Swan
  • 5 p.m. - Mamadou
Commandant's House Stage
  • 11 a.m. - Victor Martin
  • Noon - Kalliope Jones
  • 1 p.m. - Victor Martin
  • 2 p.m. - BACAMS with The Roaring Forties
  • 3 p.m. - Debra Cowan
  • 4 p.m. - Ron Reid
  • 5 p.m. - Debra Cowan
Saturday Evening - Parade Ground Stage
Saturday Night Swing Dance with Baby Soda Jazz Band!
6:15 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. - Swing Dance Lessons 7:15 p.m. - 9:15 p.m. - Swing Dance!

Last updated: June 23, 2017

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Charlestown Navy Yard
Boston , MA 02129

Phone:

(617) 242-5601

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