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Connecticut Schooner Festival

Mystic Seaport, Mystic and City Pier, New London
City Pier, New London
New London, 06382
Date(s): September 11-15, 2013
Time(s): Call for schedule of events.
Category: Festivals
Secondary Category: Major

Celebrating the state’s maritime heritage, history and spirit of innovation, the five-day festival will feature five days of family fun and entertainment including a schooner race along Fisher’s Island Sound with prime viewing from New London’s Ocean Beach Park, ship visits, schooner sailing trips on participating schooners, two dockside music concerts, a juried plein air painting competition, a giant sand sculpture, The Great New London Chowder Challenge among New London’s many restaurants, with visitors getting to vote for their favorites. In addition, New London’s creative Flock Theatre will present a unique street pageant called The Burning in Effigy of Benedict Arnold.

The festival will finish on Sunday as the ships form a parade of sail and head down the Thames River to close out the event.

Admission: Free.
Phone: (860) 443-0344
Handicap accessible: No
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