August 5-7, 2016

Leicht Memorial Park

Set sail in 68 days

Festival Overview

This Festival is for Everyone! “Bring the Whole Crew!”

Ship Tours

  •  Algoma Sneak Peak – August 3
    • Majestic tall ships sail to the TALL SHIPS CHALLENGE® Race finish line, mustering off shore before heading to Sturgeon Bay
  • Sturgeon Bay Parade of Sail – August 3
    • Vintage tall ships sail through and dock overnight before heading to the main event in Green Bay
  • Nicolet National Bank Tall Ship Festival® Green Bay – August 5-7
    • Friday – Noon to 8pm with fireworks at 9pm
    • Saturday – 9am-4pm
    • Sunday – 9am-5pm

Green Bay is celebrating the return of the Tall Ship Festival® presented by Nicolet National Bank. Once again it’s expected to be one of the largest outdoor events in Northeast Wisconsin. Green Bay is one of only nine ports in the USA and Canada and the only one in Wisconsin honored to host the TALL SHIPS CHALLENGE® Great Lakes 2016.
Child coloring

  • Ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday 11am
  • On-board ship tours
  • Day and sunset sail excursions
  • Food, entertainment and live music throughout the day
  • School House interactive Kids Zone
  • George Kress Foundation Education Stage
  • North Coast Marine Ship Yard
  • Maritime Marketplace filled with  merchandise and gifts
  • fireworks over the Fox River Friday night
  • Prevea Family Day Sunday, children receive 1/2 price admission!
  • World’s Largest Rubber Duck
  • A fun summer weekend on the waterfront

Tall Ships America organizes THE TALL SHIPS CHALLENGE, with Erie Insurance as the Official Race Sponsor