Parade of Sail and Arrival Activities August 1
PARADE TIMETABLE: Join us for the tall ships’ arrival! Depending on the wind and weather, ships will muster just east of the red lighthouse at 2:45pm. They will depart at 3:45pm heading north to the Pennoyer Bandshell. After the turn, they will head south to the Anderson Art Center. Lead by Kenosha’s own Red Witch, the parade will enter the channel into downtown Kenosha around 5pm to start their docking. Please note: No ship tours Thursday night; all tours start Friday at 10am.
BEST VIEWING: Along the beach, Pennoyer Park, or near Kemper Center for general viewing. For downtown, we recommend Celebration Place, just east of the Kenosha Public Museum, 5500 First Avenue, near Southport Marina.
ARRIVAL FESTIVITIES – from the Peanut Butter & Jam bandshell, corner of 6th Avenue and 54th Street (Just east of City Hall)
5:00pm Parade narration by Tom Kastle, troubadour and tall ship captain
6:00pm Enjoy the sounds of Chicago cover band, TYNAN and other great songs
7:15pm Opening Ceremony, Blessing of the Fleet, introduction of Captains
7:3pm TYNAN returns
8:30pm Site closes
Date: Thursday, August 1, 4pm
Location: Kenosha Harbor and coastline
Artwork: Emma Reed, City of Kenosha Public Works
Parade of Sail Route Design: Capt. Andrew Sadock, Tall Ship Red Witch
PARADE OF SAIL TICKETS