Weekend Events: Festival of Sail San Diego


Ahoy Mateys! Looking for something fun to do with your little buccaneers this weekend. Then head down to the Maritime Museum in the Port of San Diego. The Maritime Museum is having a Festival of Sail this Labor Day weekend going on Friday through Monday.

The Festival will feature booths, vintage boat display, demos from Aquatic Aviation, a large kids zone, and tons more. This is the largest tall ship festival on the West Coast! Tickets for this event vary in price, which is great for those of us on a tight budget.

Image from sdmaritime.org

Image from sdmaritime.org

Dates and Hours

  • Friday – Sunday(August 29th-31st) 9am to 7pm
  • Monday(September 1st)  9am to 5pm

Daily Activities

    • Photo ops with Pirates
    • Kids petting zoo, crafts, face painting, and lots of other activities
    • Naval reenactors
    • Explore ships and meet their crews
    • Watch Aquatic Aviation do exciting demos
    • Watch a Cannon Battle
    • Plenty of food vendors as well as arts and crafts vendors


  • General Adults Admission $7
  • Children ages 3-12 $5
  • Under 3 is FREE
  • Seniors (62+) $5
  • Active Military (with ID, individual only) $5

*These are the prices for the General Admission to the Festival, boat ride and tour options are also available. Tickets can be purchased online or at the event but some tours and rides can sell out before. To purchase your tickets now visit sdmaritime.org*


    • Limited Metered Parking is available across from the Maritime Museum/ 3 hour max
    • Day lots are nearby and range from $10-$20 a car
    • The Midway lot is open

Maritime Museum of San Diego
1492 North Harbor Drive
San Diego, Ca 92101

Set sail for adventure and have a great weekend!

Cruzin Mama


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