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This July, Bay City is proud to host the largest gathering of tall ships in the state of Michigan. Join us for the ONLY official Michigan stop on the Tall Ships Challenge® Great Lakes 2013. Majestic tall ships will line both sides of the Saginaw River the way they did more than a hundred years ago. Guaranteed to take your breath away, you’ll be inspired by the sights and sounds of Bay City’s award-winning Maritime Festival.
Grand Arrival of Tall Ships
Interactive Deck Tours
International Maritime Music
Hands-On Children’s Crafts
Sail Training Rally • Tall Ship Excursions • Reenactors & Live Performances
Fine Art Show • Free Shuttle Service
Daily Admission…..$8 (Admission only, deck tours not included)
Free admission for children 36” tall & under, must be accompanied by an adult.
Souvenir Passports* (required for deck tours)
Before June 30…..$8/person | After July 1…..$10/person
*Souvenir Passports are issued to individual guests and are not transferrable
The largest fleet of tall ships to visit Michigan this summer will arrive in Downtown Bay City on July 11 and kick off the 2013 Tall Ship Celebration. From July 12 -14, ten ships ranging from War of 1812 replicas to modern floating classrooms will be available for boarding and touring.
Join the Dow Bay Area Family Y for the First Annual Pirate on the Run 5K Run/Walk. Wear your best pirate costume as you make your way through Bay City’s Tall Ship Celebration!
Run/Walk is scheduled for July 14, 2013. Times, age categories and additional information available through the Y’s registration process.
Commemorating the military events of the War of 1812 across the Great Lakes for both the US and Canada, the TALL SHIPS CHALLENGE® Great Lakes 2013 series will be an event of numbers – two countries, five Great Lakes, over 25 participating tall ships, 22 port appearances, five races, and millions of visitors.