2019 Greenport Maritime Festival
Posted On 09/07/2019
Here is your guide to the 30th Annual East End Maritime Festival in Greenport on Saturday, September 21 and Sunday, September 22. The annual festival celebrates the area’s maritime heritage and is hosted by the East End Seaport and Marine Foundation.
Keep in mind that Main Street and Front Street will be closed off for the parade and for the festival until 6pm both Saturday and Sunday.
The festivities kick off with the Land and Sea Gala on Friday, September 20 at Greenport Yacht and Shipbuilding on Carpenter Street. (5:30pm for VIPS and 6:30pm general admission.) Visit the East End Seaport Museum website for admission prices ranging from $150-$225.
The Greenport Maritime Festival Parade starts at 11am on Saturday, September 21 – the route runs south on Main Street and turns onto Front Street.
All-Day Activities run Saturday and Sunday. Look for Coffee Sack Races in the Park – new this year. Plus, kayak races and a USCG – Helicopter rescue demo on Saturday and kids storytime and Irish Step Dancing on Sunday. Also, Tall Ship Columbia will be docked near Mitchell Park. Kids games with pirates and treasure chests will run frequently both days.
Chowder Contest: Sunday from noon-3pm at Greenport Yacht and Shipbuilding on Carpenter Street. Taste homemade chowder from your favorite local chefs and vote for your favorites. All ticket-holders ($20 in advance and $25 day of the event) can taste over a dozen chowders, plus will receive a ticket for a beer from Greenport Harbor Brewery or a non-alcoholic beverage. (Children are admitted but must have a bracelet for tastings) Two winners will be selected – one for Clam Chowder and one for Other Chowder. Voting is people’s choice.
Look for live music along Front and Main Streets. Also, a DJ in Mitchell Park Saturday evening.
Congrats to the 2019 Grand Marshalls of the Maritime Festival – Rich Vandenburgh and John Liegey of Greenport Harbor Brewery.
Craft, food and drink vendors will set up along Front Street and Main Street. Food trucks will be on hand on Central Avenue between Carpenter and Main Streets.
Craft and merchandise vendors can still submit applications through September 10 on the East End Seaport Museum website.
Green Hill Charters will welcome visitors to their newly restored 1957 Matthews Cruiser yacht docked at Mitchell Marina – stop by and say hello to Captain Eric and get a free wine-tasting.
Also on the weekend of Maritime Festival, on Sunday, September 22 the kids will love Breakfast with Pirates and Mermaids at Front Street Station. There will be a buffet breakfast, entertainment –music, magician, face painters, treasure chests, goodie bags, and friendly pirates and lovely mermaids. This event benefits the Paul Drum Life Experience Project, a non-profit aimed at enhancing children’s lives. Visit Front Street Station website for details.
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