The East End Seaport Museum's Maritime Festival
is a weekend long celebration of the
East End's nautical history.
For the past 26 years, the East End Seaport Museum and Marine Foundation has celebrated the nautical history of the east end of Long Island. Last year over 30,000 guests enjoyed this celebration in the historic Village of Greenport.
The Festival begins on Friday night with the Land and Sea Gala cocktail party. Saturday morning’s parade through downtown Greenport kicks off the Festival and introduces this year’s Grand Marshal, Captain David Berson. It’s followed by music and entertainment in Mitchell Park, grand displays of classic wooden boats, kayak races, demonstrations of high tech water sports, wood carving and model ship building, delicious food, high end artisanal vendors, children’s activities, fresh oysters, craft beers and local wines, and of course, a sail to Long Beach Bar “Bug” Lighthouse. The evening brings a screening of an original movie by Tony Bettlor about Grand Marshal, Captain David Berson.
Sunday morning starts off with a children’s breakfast shared with mermaids and pirates, more family friendly activities, demonstrations and vendors throughout the village, old fashioned games on the Green, snapper contests, and raffle drawings.
The Maritime Festival is the largest fundraiser of the East End Seaport Museum. Monies raised enable us to continue offering a variety of educational programs to all. To this end, we thank you, our visitors. And a special thanks to our generous sponsors and donors.
Admission is Free, however, fees may apply to some activities