2018 Festival Info

Join us this September 5 – 9 for the

Connecticut Maritime Heritage Festival.

The Connecticut Maritime Heritage Festival is a five day annual celebration promoting the State of Connecticut’s maritime heritage and spirit of innovation in conjunction with Connecticut Maritime Heritage Week. The Festival attracts more than 15,000 visitors to the historic Port of New London waterfront including individuals and families who experience unique tours aboard a fleet of boats including U.S. Navy and U.S. Coast Guard ships, merchant marine vessels, and historic schooners. Festival events include a U.S. Coast Guard search & rescue demonstration, a “Celebrate America” main stage concert, a “Swingin’ on the Pier” dance party, a “Meet the Crew” party, a parade of ships, The Morgan Cup Yacht Race, a Maritime Career Opportunity Expo, a burning of Benedict Arnold by costumed reenactors, a children’s fishing tournament, and the 6th annual “Chowder Challenge.” A complete schedule of 2018 events will be available closer to the Festival.

For an updated listing of participating vessels form this year’s festival, click here.