Maritime Festival (Formerly the Tall Ships Festival)

Fri Sep 8, 2023 - Sun Sep 10, 2023
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Repeating every days through September 10, 2023.
Various times
Age: All ages
Price: Some areas are free; "Festival Adventure Pass" $17-$20
Ocean Institute

The Ocean Institute on Dana Point hosts the annual Maritime Festival (you probably used to know it by the name Tall Ships Festival!).

Kids can tour tall ships, experience a mermaid breakfast, meet pirates, hear sea chantey concerts (and other live music), take part in cannon battles at sea, and more.

Free areas at the Festival include pirate & historical reenactments, Peddler's Village, Seafarer's Landing, and Pirate Camp & Beer Garden. Some activities within those areas may charge a fee.

A Festival Adventure Pass gives access to three main areas of the festival: Ocean Institute’s Main Campus, MJSLC tall ship tours, and Lil’ Lads Landing

Ticketed experiences include cannon battles, mermaid breakfast, pirate school and more.

Additional Details and ticket information are on the website.

** Activity dates/times are subject to change. Please click through to the activity website to verify.