TALL SHIPS ARE COMING!®
This new festival will host tours of the participating ships, numerous special events, sail away excursions, music, food and fun in a family friendly format. Galveston Island will serve as the first port in the 2018 challenge, which will see participating ships race across the Gulf of Mexico as they visit other participating cities throughout the month of April.
ABOUT THE TALL SHIPS CHALLENGE®
The Tall Ships Challenge® is a series of annual events organized by Tall Ships America. These events draw hundreds of thousands of people to witness beautiful tall ships from the age of sail and provides a unique opportunity for the participants to interact with the crews of different vessels in friendly rivalry as they race from port to port.
The series began in 2001 on the Great Lakes and saw vessels from six countries and visited seven US and Canadian ports. Since its launch, the Tall Ships Challenge® series has visited dozens of North American cities, bringing millions of spectators down to the waterfront to experience the tall ships and creating a cumulative economic impact of hundreds of millions of dollars for host communities. It has continued to grow every year and is an eagerly anticipated event in the seaside communities that host the vessels and beyond.