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Set Sail at Sand Diego’s Festival of Sail

Aug 27th 2014

Sail away with us this Labor Day holiday! The Festival of Sail will be docking in San Diego from August 29 through September 1, 2014. This nautical event is the largest Tall Ship festival on the west coast and will transform the North Embarcadero port into a theme park for 4 days.

Each year the festival official sets sail with a parade but some of the excitement takes place the Thursday before when the ships navigate their way into San Diego Bay.

Attendees are invited to visit ships and crew, with other highlights including a kids petting zoo, kids craft activities, face painting, Tall ship cannon battles, a 30 minute Festival of Sail bay cruise, beer garden, live entertainment, reenactments, photo ops and hundreds of vendors.

Located just a 40 minute drive from Hilton Carlsbad, the Festival of Sail is an event you won’t want to miss.

Tickets are $5 per person with gates open from 9:00am to 7:00pm.

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