Opening Ceremony

Friday, June 16 | Noon
Boston Harbor Hotel Rotunda

With Boston Harbor and the Boston fireboat ceremonially spraying water as a backdrop, the Opening Ceremony will kick-off Sail Boston 2017. There will be a ceremonial welcome with a speaking program to follow which will include a Blessing of the Sails and a presentation of the flags from each country.

Grand Parade of Sail

Saturday, June 17 | 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Boston Harbor

The Grand Parade of Sail will highlight the day’s activities as vessels parade in flotillas from Broad Sound into the main channel of Boston Harbor, along the Boston waterfront, turning at Charlestown, before proceeding to their assigned berthing areas.

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Sail Boston Festivals

Saturday, June 17 – Wednesday, June 21 | 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Boston Fish Pier and Charlestown Navy Yard

Come see the Tall Ships and enjoy music, entertainment and food for purchase.

Public Boarding of Ships

Saturday, June 17 | 4:00 – 10:00 PM
Sunday, June 18 – Wednesday, June 21 | 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Boston Fish Pier*, World Trade Center, Fan Pier and Charlestown Navy Yard

Following the Parade of Sail on Saturday, June 17, the Tall Ships will be berthed at various piers for the public to view and board. Boarding hours vary at the Captain’s discretion.

Boarding Hours | Ship Locations by Pier

*Boston Fish Pier docks open at 4:00 PM

Patriot Run

Sunday, June 18 | 8:00 AM
North Jetty

Watch 200 Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen run from the North Jetty pier to Christopher Columbus Park and back.

Sail Boston Worship Service

Sunday, June 18 | 10:00 – 10:30 AM
Chapel of Our Lady of Good Voyage

Ecumenical service for the general public, cadets, crew and guests associated with Sail Boston.

Massachusetts Fallen Heroes Memorial Wreath Laying

Sunday, June 18 | 11:00 AM
Massachusetts Fallen Heroes Memorial

The U.S. Navy and the U.S. Marine Corps accompanied by Naval forces from Canada, Chile, Ecuador and Peru will lay wreathes in honor of the men and women from Massachusetts who served in Iraq and Afghanistan and gave their lives for our nation.

Crew & Cadet Street Parade
Presented by Downtown Boston BID

Monday, June 19 | Noon – 1:00 PM
Seaport Boulevard to Downtown Crossing

The Crew & Cadet Street Parade presented by Downtown Boston BID is an opportunity to celebrate Sail Boston 2017 and to welcome crew, cadets and guests from around the world. Marching bands and cadets from the visiting ships will parade from Seaport Boulevard to Downtown Crossing.

Crew & Cadet Soccer Tournament

Tuesday, June 20 | 10:00 AM – 2:30 PM
Moakley Park

Crews and cadets of the Tall Ships will participate in a friendly competition in a soccer tournament at Moakley Park. We welcome you to come cheer on the competing crews from the sidelines!

Sunset Salute

Tuesday, June 20 | 7:00 – 9:00 PM | Charlestown Navy Yard

Come see the Tall Ships and enjoy a night of musical and military entertainment.

Participants Include:

Constitution Color Guard
Irish American Police Officers Association Pipes & Drums
William Diamond Jr. Fife & Drum

Tug of War

Tug of War

Wednesday, June 21 | Noon
South Boston Maritime Park

Sunset Salute

Wednesday, June 21 | 7:00 – 9:00 PM | Fan Pier

Come see the Tall Ships and enjoy a night of musical and military entertainment.

Participants Include:

Chilean Band
Dan Clark the Singing Trooper
Lynn English ROTC
Middlesex County Volunteers Fife & Drum
Sweet Harmony
U.S. Coast Guard Drill Team
Wheelhouse Rodeo

Tall Ships Depart

Thursday morning, June 22

The Tall Ships depart Boston Harbor. The majority of the Tall Ships will continue on the next leg of the Rendez-Vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta to Canada.