Maritime Museum Of San Diego To Host New
Port Of San Diego Festival Of The Sea
Memorial Day Weekend 2019
Summertime Kick-Off Event focuses on Ocean, Art, Adventure, Education and Entertainment
SAN DIEGO, CA (January 23, 2018) — Maritime Museum of San Diego, home to one of the world’s finest collections of historic vessels, exhibits, and on-the-water adventure guest experiences, will host the region’s first annual Port of San Diego Festival of the Sea on Memorial Day weekend, Saturday through Monday, May 25-27, 2019. Festival of the Sea, produced by the Maritime Museum and sponsored by the Port of San Diego, is one of the keynote events that will take place during 2019 in celebration of the 250th Anniversary of San Diego as the first European settlement on the West Coast.
The Port of San Diego Festival of the Sea has something for everyone to enjoy. Taking place aboard several of the historic vessels of the Maritime Museum and on the adjacent scenic North Embarcadero region of downtown San Diego, the festivities will include artist exhibitions, educational fun for children, daytime harbor cruises, tall ship gun battles on San Diego Bay, sunset sailing, movie nights, live entertainment, and a dockside on-deck pub.
“Drawing on 18 years’ expertise in hosting the Port of San Diego Festival of Sail, the largest regular public event on the waterfront, the new Festival of the Sea will be an opportunity for guests of all ages to visit the Maritime Museum for a weekend of waterfront celebration for our community to share a passion for the sea”, said Dr. Raymond Ashley, Ph.D., K.C.I., President/CEO of the Maritime Museum of San Diego.
Tickets to Festival of the Sea available soon.
About the Maritime Museum of San Diego
The Maritime Museum of San Diego experience includes admission to a world-class collection of historic sailing ships, steam-powered boats, and submarines, each offering entertaining and educational exhibits. The 501c3 non-profit Museum enjoys an international reputation for excellence in restoring, maintaining, and operating historic vessels including the world’s oldest active sailing ship, Star of India. Maritime Museum of San Diego is ranked as one of the nation’s top attractions offering self-guided tours, docent guided-group tours, tall ship charters, year round public events, educational programs, and a distinctive venue for corporate/private events. The Museum is open daily along Star of India Wharf at 1492 North Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101-3309.