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Connecticut Maritime Heritage Festival

The Connecticut Maritime Heritage Festival is a four day annual celebration promoting the State of Connecticut’s maritime heritage and spirit of innovation in conjunction with Connecticut Maritime Heritage Week. The Festival will attract more than 60,000 visitors this year 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 and historic schooners. Festival events include a U.S. Coast Guard search & rescue demonstration, a Captains and Crew welcome party, Family STEM & Infotainment Zone, Family Arts & Fun Zone, the burning of Benedict Arnold by costumed reenactors, live music and the 7th annual "Chowder Challenge.”

2019 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 12TH

2:30 p.m. Official Welcoming Ceremony
City Pier, New London, CT

4 – 6 p.m. Captains and Crews Welcome Party
Meet the captains & crews of our visiting ships
at the Hygienic Art Park


FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13TH

10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Public Ship Visitation including the USCG Barque EAGLE

7:30 – 10 p.m. Concert featuring The Cartells
at the Hygienic Art Park

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14TH

10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Public Ship Visitation including the USCG Barque EAGLE

10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Family Arts & Fun Zone
Monster Mural, Children’s Book Signing, Games, Face Painting, Balloon Figures and Historical Reenactors on City Pier

10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Family STEM & Infotainment Zone

11 a.m. – 3 p.m. “Great New London Chowder Challenge”
Restaurants compete for best chowder

1 p.m. USCG Search & Rescue Demonstration
City Pier, New London, CT

6 – 10 p.m. Flock Theater presents “The Burning of Benedict Arnold” at City Pier
(Burning starts at 8:30 p.m.)

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 15TH

12 noon – 4 p.m. Public Ship Visitation including the USCG Barque EAGLE

12 noon – 4 p.m. Family Arts & Fun Zone

12 noon – 3:30 p.m. Concert featuring Still Kickin’ with the Big City Horns at City Pier

12 noon – 4 p.m. Reel Time with Kids
Sailor & Children’s Fishing Activity at Fort Trumbull

12 noon – 4 p.m. Family STEM & Infotainment Zone

1 – 2:30 p.m. & 3 – 4:30 p.m. Canoe to Submarine: Maritime History on the Thames
90-minute boat tour. Adults $20 • Children 12 and under $12

 
 

 

Location:

239 BANK STREET
NEW LONDON, CT, 06320
United States

Phone:

(860) 447-2519
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09/12/2019
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