The Tall Ship Challenge travels through the Great Lakes every three years. Although there is no Tall Ship Festival scheduled for 2018, we are already in the planning stages for the next festival in the summer of 2019!

Festival Overview

“A little of everything & for everyone!”

Bring the Whole Crew!

Festival Map & Info

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  • Green Bay Tall Ship Festival presented by Nicolet National Bank  – August 5-7

    • Friday – Noon to 8pm with fireworks at 9pm

    • Saturday – 9am-4pm

    • Sunday – 9am-5pm


    • Although we sell tickets at the gate it is highly recommended to purchase in advance online. Tickets for Sunday, August 7 are available online only until 6am Sunday  CLICK HERE 

    • Advance tickets are also available at the 4 area Green Bay Festival Foods; East, West, Suamico and DePere

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.
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  • Ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday at Noon
  • On-board ship tours
  • Day and sunset sail excursions
  • Food, entertainment and live music
  • School House interactive Kids Zone
  • George Kress Foundation Education Stage
  • North Coast Marine Ship Yard
  • Maritime Marketplace
  • Tundraland.com Fireworks Friday night with special  VIP viewing from a ship available
  • Prevea Family Day Sunday, children receive 1/2 price admission!
  • Miron Construction 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