GENERAL SCHEDULE

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3:30 – 9:00pm

  • 3:30 pm  Official Welcoming Ceremony – New London Waterfront Park

  • 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Festival Kick-Off- Live Music by Unanchored – Come meet the Captains and Crews City Dock Restaurant/Oyster Bar, Customs House Pier

10:00 am –  9:00 pm

  • 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    New London Maritime Society Custom House Museum

    150 Bank Street, New London
  • 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    Ships/Fishing vessels available for tours NL Waterfront Park and Fort Trumbull State Park

  • 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Kids Events hosted by New London Youth Affairs, Niantic Children’s Museum and Mystic Seaport’s Education Program New London Waterfront Park

  • 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. Food Trucks

  • 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Kids Events hosted by New London Youth Affairs, Niantic Children’s Museum and Mystic Seaport’s Education Program New London Waterfront Park

  • 2:00p.m -3:00p.m Mermaids and Sea Monsters Parade

Full Schedule

8:30 – 5:00pm

  • 8:30 am – 9:45 am Memorial 9/11 Commemoration Ceremony led by U.S. Navy and U.S. Coast Guard

  • 10:00 am –  4:00 pm Military and Fishing Industry Challenge Events (knots, line throwing, etc.)

  • 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Ships and Fishing vessels available for tours City Pier and Fort Trumbull,
    Booths/Activities on the NL Waterfront, Water Taxi available to Fort Trumbull; buses

  • 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Kids Events (hosted by New London Youth Affairs and Niantic  Children’s Museum)  NL Waterfront Park

  • 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Ancient Mariners NL Waterfront Park

Full Schedule

Photo Credit by Christina Corcoran

1st Annual Mermaids and Sea Monsters Parade!

Celebrate the folklore with marching bands, dancers, floats and lots of mermaids and sea monsters!

Parade Information

LIVE MUSIC ALL WEEKEND

Enjoy the local sounds of national entertainers The Carl Franklin band and the high energy rock and roll of Derik and the Funbags and more to be announced.

Fri 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Music By The Unanchored Band!

Sat 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Music by The Hoolios

Sat 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sea Shanties with Marc Bernier

Sun 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Music by The Franklin Brothers

Sun 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Music by Derik and the Funbags

A GATHERING OF VESSELS

Join us for a rare gathering of vessels of all types. See U.S. Coast Guard and Navy vessels and the historic Top Sail Schooner Amistad, along with several other ships only at the Connecticut Maritime Heritage Festival

U.S. Coast Guard Eagle

USCGC Ida Lewis

R/V Enviro Lab

Fishing Vessel Jeanette

ONRUST

USCGC Coho

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New London Youth Affairs

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