Events

Join us, as ten tall ships sail in to Brockville from June 14th to the 16th. You won’t want to miss all of the excitement that they are bringing with them.

Get the most out of the weekend by printing a copy of the map of downtown Brockville. It indicates where  each tall ship will be moored, and the locations of the exciting events taking place during the weekend. Here are some additional tips for planning your weekend:

  • Handicap parking will be available on Market Street East.
  • Lots of RV parking will be available in the East parking lot at St. Lawrence College (2288 Parkedale Avenue, Brockville).
  • Shuttle buses will be running SATURDAY and SUNDAY between St. Lawrence College and downtown Brockville between 9:00am and 11:00pm.

The highlights for the weekend are listed below. It promises to be an exciting weekend of history and adventure. There is so much planned, that we are still adding more events!

If you would like your own detailed listing of the Tall Ship Festival events, let us email it to you. Simply provide your name and email address in the box below and you will be one of the first people to receive a finalized copy – hot off the press!

This is what you can look forward to:

Friday, June 14th

  • Heritage 1812 Beer Garden: 2:00pm – 11pm
  • Royal Canadian Navy Display: 2:00pm – 5:00pm
  • Blessing of the Ships: 4:00pm
  • Brockville Pipe Band: 4:00pm
  • Dinner Cruise with A.J Benoit: 7:00pm – 10:00 pm SOLD OUT
  • Great Lake Swimmers: Free concert, 8:00 p.m. at the Brockville Arts Centre (BAC).  You must arrange to pick up tickets at the Brockville Arts Centre before the concert or on the night of the performance.  For more information, call the box office at 613-342-7122 or stop by the BAC.
  • Flames of War – Parks Canada: 9:30pm – 10:10pm
  • Infantry/Re-enactors and Encampments: Daily
FREE Concert in Centeen Park on June 14th by Juno Award Nominees - The Great Lake Swimmers

Juno Award Nominees – The Great Lake Swimmers

Saturday, June 15th

  • Heritage Breakfast: Tickets are currently on sale at the Brockville Tourism Office, Wall St. United Church, Centennial Church, and The Pier Christian Church.
    • Time: 7:00am – 10:00am
    • Location: South of Brockville’s Historic Railway Tunnel
    • Cost: $8.00 per person
    • Breakfast Menu (PDF)
  • Farmers’ Market: 7:00am – 7:00pm
  • Ship Tours 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Royal Canadian Navy Display: 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Classic Boats Display: 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Rare Breed Animals: 10:00am – Dusk
  • Heritage Vendors: 10:00am – Dusk
  • Parks Canada Exhibit: 10:00am – Dusk
  • Guy Wales and David Day – Chalk Drawing: 10:00am – Dusk
  • St. Lawrence Shakespeare Theatrical Group: 10:30am
  • River City Junction: 11:00am – 1:00pm at the Farmers Market on Market Street
  • YVC – Children’s Activities: 11:00am – 4:00pm
  • Air Bounce: 11:00am – 4:00pm
  • Heritage 1812 Beer Garden: 12:00pm – 11:00pm
  • Sail Outs on the Empire Sandy and Liana’s Ransom: 12:00pm – 5:00pm (each trip is 90 minutes) SOLD OUT
  • The Doctor Performance – Albert Roberts: 1:00pm
  • Rylan Schwarze – Magic/Balloon Show: 1:00pm – 4:00pm
  • Jessica Sylvester: 2:00 – 6:00pm
  • Dinner Cruise on the Empire Sandy with Kate Bevan-Baker: 7:30pm – 10:30 SOLD OUT
  • Healy and Orr: 7:00pm – 11:00pm
  • Kate Bevan-Baker: Touring the Parks
  • Flames of War – Parks Canada: 9:30pm – 10:10pm
  • Fireworks Display: 10:15pm
  • Infantry/Re-enactors and Encampments: Daily
  • Akwesasne Social Singing: TBA
  • Fort Wellington Cannons: TBA
  • Capt’n Tor and the Naer-Do-Well-Cads:
    • 11:00am – Hardy Park
    • 2:00pm – Hardy Park
  • Wampum Belt and War of 1812 Presentation: TBA
Visit us at Reynolds Park on Saturday and Sunday.

Visit us at Reynolds Park on Saturday and Sunday.

Sunday, June 16th

  • Heritage Breakfast: Tickets are currently on sale at the Brockville Tourism Office, Wall St. United Church, Centennial Church, and The Pier Christian Church.
    • Time: 7:00am – 10:00am
    • Location: South of Brockville’s Historic Railway Tunnel
    • Cost: $8.00 per person
    • Breakfast Menu (PDF)
  • Royal Canadian Navy Display: 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Church Service ~Hardy Park~ Pier Christian Church: 9:00am
  • Farmers’ Market: 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Ships Tours: 10:00 – 5:00pm
  • Parks Canada Exhibit: 10:00am – 6:00pm
  • Guy Wales and David Day, Chalk Drawing: 10:00am – 6:00pm
  • Rare Breed Animals: 10:00am – 6:00pm
  • Heritage Vendors: 10:00am – 6:00pm
  • Classic Boats Display: 10:00am – 6:00pm
  • YVC – Children’s Activities: 11:00am – 4:00pm
  • Air Bounce: 11:00am – 4:00pm
  • Heritage 1812 Beer Gardern: 12:00pm – 6:00pm
  • Sail Outs on the Empire Sandy and Liana’s Ransom: 12:00pm – 5:00pm (each trip is 90 minutes) SOLD OUT
  • Rylan Schwarze – Magic/Balloon Show: 1:00pm – 4:00pm
  • The Doctor Performance – Albert Roberts: 1:00pm
  • Jessica Sylvester: 2:00 – 6:00pm
  • Dinner Cruise on the Empire Sandy with Kate Bevan-Baker: 7:00pm – 10:00 SOLD OUT
  • Infantry/Re-enactors and Encampments: Daily
  • Akwesasne Social Singing: TBA
  • Wampum Belt and War of 1812 Presentation: TBA

Don’t miss a moment! We look forward to seeing you there.

Event Disclaimer:   This is an outdoor event; programmed activity times and locations are subject to local weather conditions and may change from published schedules.

Other Events in Brockville

This will be a weekend for the City of Brockville! While you are taking time to experience the tall ships – in all their glory – make sure to save some for the 1000 Islands Wine and Food Festival and the 1000 Islands Jazz and Blues Festival.

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