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when: Sep 8, 2017 - Sep 10, 2017 at Various times
where: Ocean Institute, 24200 Dana Point Harbor Dr., Dana Point, Ca
cost: Price Vary
ages: All Ages
See the tall ships come sailing in, then join up and leave yer’ landlubber ways behind as you take a sail on your own. Cannon demonstrations, mermaid breakfasts, authentic privateer encampment, real sword fighting with live steel, knot tying, weapon demonstrations and sail training with real tall ship rigging round out the impressive festival’s learning opportunities. Kiddos can attend Captain Jack’s School for Scallywags, learn to swordfight (with balloon swords), face paint like a pirate and more.
The Festival of Tall Ships is an interactive living-history encampment including blacksmiths, scrimshaw artists, and the infamous Port Royal Privateers who entertain and amaze.
The festival sells out every year, so get your tickets early, and check the website for parking and shuttle information. Pirate adventure pass gets you into all the fun, but additional tickets are required to take a sail on a tall ship. The festivities kick of Friday evening with a Sunset Tall Ships parade as part of the Sails & Ales (for the whole family!).