About the Brockville Tall Ships® Festival:
Brockville is pleased to once again be a part of the Tall Ships Challenge® Great Lakes Tour in 2019. This tour takes place in our region every three years and Brockville has been taking part since 2013.
The event takes place at the Brockville waterfront at Blockhouse Island Parkway, Centeen Park, and Hardy Park from August 30th to September 1st, 2019. Tall ships and other watercraft line the waterfront and the harbour while entertainment and vendors set up on land. Admission to the grounds to see these majestic ships is free while deck tours of the ships can be had by purchasing a Festival Passport which grants each passport holder access to each ship one time. The passport has details on each participating ship and will be stamped after each tour, making it a great take home souvenir from the event.
Some of the ships in attendance will be offering special day sail-outs and evening dinner cruises for an additional fee. At our past events these special tickets have all sold out prior to the event, so be sure to check back regularly and watch our festival facebook page for updates on when these tickets will go on sale to the public.
New in 2019: We will be partnering with the Red Hot & Blue Rockabilly Weekend to jointly offer our two festivals in harmony with one another. We hope that you will have the chance to attend both festivals while you are visiting us in Brockville that weekend. Please be advised that all accommodations will likely be sold out prior to the festival taking place – please plan ahead and book your rooms early!
The festival committee has started meeting regularly to plan this event, but as of yet we have not secured our final line up of ships that will be in attendance or pinned down exact timelines or other entertainment. We are working hard to get you the most up to date information as we have it available. Please check out the rest of this website, but be advised that most of the information you will read is based on the 2016 festival. We decided to leave this information up to give you a general sense of how the festival will run, what activities to expect, and where things will be located, but everything is subject to change (other than the dates) for the 2019 festival. Please review our detailed ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ page for more information on your most pressing questions.
We hope to see you here in Brockville in 2019!
Other Canadian Ports taking part in the Tall Ships Challenge® in 2019:
- Kingsville, ON
- Sarnia, ON
- Midland, ON
- Toronto, ON