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The 2016 East End Maritime Festival in Greenport Village

East End Maritime Festival 2016The East End Maritime Festival in Greenport Village, Long Island is a weekend-long celebration of the area’s rich, nautical history. September 23rd through the 25th, 2016.

Greenport’s annual Maritime Festival attracts over 40,000 people with its three days of history, food, and fun. Wooden sailing ships, lighthouse tours, live music, a parade, and more will keep you busy.

There will be plenty to do for both the little and the big kids with pirate shows and cocktail parties, lawn games and kayak races. A fundraising event for the East End Seaport Museum, the event includes opportunities to sample local produce, fresh seafood, wines, and craft beer.

The big kids will especially want to attend Friday’s opening event, the Land & Sea Gala. This East End Maritime Festival opener includes offerings from numerous local restaurants and wineries, along with spirit sponsors, and craft brewers.

2016 Maritime Festival Schedule

Friday, September 23rd
6:30pm to 9pm – Land & Sea Gala, Greenport Yacht
9pm to midnight – After Party, American Beech Restaurant

Saturday, September 24th
10am to 5pm – Open Events throughout Mitchell Park and the Marina

10:30am Blessing of the Oyster Fleet, Commercial Fishing Dock
10:30am to 11am – Children’s Story Time, Burton’s Bookstore, Front Street
11am to Noon – Opening Day Parade and Blessing of the Waters, Marina.
11am to 5pm – The Mysteries of Shipwrecks through Salvaged Artifacts, Mitchell Park
12pm – Merry Merfolk Contest, Scrimshaw Restaurant
12pm to 4pm – Captain Kidd’s Craft Alley , Mitchell Park
12:15pm to 12:45pm – Pirate School, Mitchell Park Kids’ Stage
12:30pm – Flyboard Demonstration, Waterfront, Mitchell Park
1pm to 4pm – Camera Obscura , Mitchell Park
1pm to 2pm – HooDoo Loungers, Mitchell Park Amphitheater
1:15pm to 2pm – Children’s Games and Relays on the Green, Mitchell Park
2pm – Flyboard Demonstration, Waterfront, Mitchell Park
2pm to 2:30pm – Pirate School, Mitchell Park Kids’ Stage
2:30pm to 3:30pm – HooDoo Loungers, Mitchell Park Amphitheater
2:45pm to 3:15pm – Children’s Story Time, Burton’s Book Store, Front Street
3pm – Kayak Derby, Mitchell Park Waterfront
3:30pm to 4pm – Pirate School, Mitchell Park Kids’ Stage
4pm to 5pm – Children’s Games and Relays on the Green, Mitchell Park
4pm to 6pm – Bug Lighthouse Cruise & Tour, Seaport Museum, Railroad Dock
7:30pm to 9pm – Film Screening, “Grand Marshal, Captain David Berson”, Greenport Cinema

Sunday, September 25th
9am to 5pm – Open events throughout Mitchell Park and the Marina

9am to 11:15am – Paul Drum’s Breakfast Fundraiser, Front Street Station Restaurant
10:45am to 11:15am – Children’s Story Time, Mitchell Park Kids’ Stage
11am to Noon – Children’s Games and Relays on the Green , Mitchell Park
12pm to 4pm – Captain Kidd’s Craft Ally, Mitchell Park
12:15pm to 12:45pm – Children’s Story Time, Mitchell Park Kids’ Stage
12:30pm – Flyboard Demonstration, Waterfront, Mitchell Park
1pm – 2pm – Snapper Fishing Contest (Ages 8 & Under), Railroad Dock
1pm to 4pm – Camera Obscura, Mitchell Park
1:30pm to 3:30pm – Tommy Sullivan, Mitchell Park Amphitheater
2pm – Flyboard Demonstration, Waterfront, Mitchell Park
2pm to 3pm – Snapper Fishing Contest (Ages 9-16), Railroad Dock
3pm to 4pm – Children’s Games and Relays on the Green, Mitchell Park
4:15pm – 5pm – Festival Raffle Drawings & Closing Ceremony, Mitchell Park Amphitheatre

All day, open events on Saturday and Sunday include ice boats, Captain Kidd’s Craft Alley, boat Tours and sailaways, Mitchell Park Antique Carousel, Old Greenport Jail, Blacksmith Shop, Fireboat Tours, Craft Demonstrations, and the Mitchell Park Camera Obscura. Don’t miss it!

2016 East End Maritime Festival

September 23rd & 25th
Greenport Village, Long Island, NY

For more information and directions: www.eastendmaritimefestival.org

East End Maritime Festival Lodging
Treat yourself with a stay at Arbor View House Bed and Breakfast whenever you visit Long Island’s North Fork. We provide our guests with on-site spa services, unbelievably comfortable accommodations, and three-course, gourmet breakfasts. Make Arbor View House Bed and Breakfast your Greenport Village getaway headquarters!

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