It’s Time for the 2014 Greenport Maritime Festival!

September 8, 2014 by Wilfred Joseph

The Greenport Maritime Festival is three days of fun in the sun for everyone, September 19th, 20th, and 21st, 2014!
The 2014 Greenport Maritime Festival features classic wooden boats, local produce and seafood, fine wines and craft beer, fireworks displays, and trips out to the Bug Light lighthouse! There are also plenty of activities for the family with nautical arts and crafts, live music, raffles, pirate shows, demonstrations, and much more!
And it’s not just the Maritime Museum. Other attractions and Greenport businesses involved in the Greenport Maritime Festival include the Railroad Museum of Long Island, the Greenport Village Blacksmith Shop, the Firefighter Fireboat Museum, the Old Greenport Jail, Greenport’s Antique Carousel, Mitchell Park’s Camera Obscura, and numerous shops and restaurants in the Village of Greenport!
Whet your appetite with this partial schedule of events:
Friday September, 19th
A Land and Sea Greenport Gala: 25 local restaurants, 6 wineries, 3 spirit sponsors, and 1 craft brewing company come together for a night of unique entertainment, extravagant auction items, and locally designed memorabilia commemorating the Maritime Festival’s 25th Anniversary.
Saturday September, 20th
Opening Day Parade
Live Music
Oyster Shucking Demonstration and Exhibit
“Little Merfolk” Contest
Kayak Derby & Demos
“Bug Light” Lighthouse Cruise
Sunday September, 21th
A Taste of the East End
Oyster Shucking Contest
Oyster Shucking Demonstration and Exhibit
Snapper Fishing Contest
“Bug Light” Lighthouse Cruise
Raffle Drawings
The above list barely scratches the surface of all the attractions, events, and demonstrations that will occur during the three days of the Greenport Maritime Festival – rest assured that the fun goes all day and well into the night!
An annual event that attracts over 40,000 people, the Greenport Maritime Festival is a benefit for the restoration of the Long Beach Bar “BUG” Lighthouse and ongoing educational programs at the East End Seaport & Marine Foundation.

Greenport Maritime Festival

September 19th, 20th, and 21st, 2014
Village of Greenport, Long Island, NY
For a full list of events and details, be sure to visit:
Greenport Maritime Festival Lodging
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