Tall Ships Gather for 1st Annapolis Up Rigging Festival

Tall Ships Gather for 1st Annapolis Up Rigging Festival
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Annapolis is recognized as the sailing capital of the United States. But beyond enjoying the sport of sailing, this weekend downtown Annapolis will be celebrating the diverse history of maritime exploration, when a collection of tall ships arrive for the first time this season. 

The Annapolis Up Rigging Maritime Festival kicks off this weekend at Annapolis City Dock, where five schooners will be offering deck tours and public sails. The tall ships arrive on Friday morning, sailing into Annapolis Harbor in the late morning (the Pride II will arrive later in the evening) and allowing visitors aboard between 1 and 4 p.m. Various musicians, from brass quintets to sea chantey singers, will be performing outdoors daily throughout the weekend.

On Saturday and Sunday, the whole family will enjoy a maritime-inspired market with vendors, exhibits, and crafts for kids (Make your own pirate hat! Learn to tie knots better than your parents!). The five schooners will be…

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