Photograph courtesy of: Matt Maples

A special early admission ticket has been created for anyone who would like to view the ships without a crowd. Limited issue ticket – 50 people/day.   This provides access to the grounds at 9:00am, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, August 2 – 4.  All boarding begins at 10:00am.  Tickets sold only on line until Thursday, August 1.  TICKETS


The U.S. Brig Niagara – Kenosha News photo by Brian Passino

Capture a unique shot of the tall ships and enter a contest to win a FUJIFILM X Series X-T100 Mirrorless Camera with 15 – 45mm lens* and other prizes.

Fill out the Photo Contest Form and upload your prized photo! We challenge you to capture as special a moment as Kenosha News photographer Brian Passino!

  • Photos must be uploaded by Friday, August 9 (Foto Friday).
  • Photos must be no less than 2mb, and high resolution
  • Subject matter must be tall ship-oriented and capture the essence of the festival or a tall ship
  • Photos will be uploaded for judging by local artists the week of August 12
  • Winners will be announced Friday, August 16 on the Kenosha Tall Ships® 2019 Website and on Facebook.
  • Winning Photos are the property of Kenosha Tall Ships® 2019. Full credit will be given if used on-line or in printed collateral.
  • First Prize: FUJIFILM Camera, FUJIFILM X Series X-T100 Mirrorless Camera with 15 – 45mm lens.  *Please note:  Kenosha Tall Ships® 2019 reserves the right to substitute a comparable camera with a similar price point.
  • Second Prize: FUFIFILM FinePix XP120 and two tickets to sail on Red Witch (post festival) (twilights not included), $50 coupon to dine at KYC
  • Third Prize:  $50 coupon to dine at KYC
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