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Rendez-Vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta

Boston's history stretches beyond the land to the sea. Boston has a wealth of maritime history - both past and present. Bostonians welcome crews and cadets from all over the world to their harbor on a continual basis as part of the Visiting Ship Program and are gearing up to greet the return of the Tall Ship fleet for Sail Boston 2017!

June 17-22, 2017


35th Annual Antique & Classic Boat Festival

Brewer Hawthorne Cove Marina, 10 White St., Salem, Massachusetts

You don't get to see boats like this every day! See a wonderful variety of rare vintage motor yachts and sailboats. Meet skippers and crews and vote for your favorite boats. Children get to make their own wee boat, and all can board real ones. Boat rides, crafts market, artists, old-time band music, the Blessing of the Fleet and more! Boats don't have to be in show condition; they can be works-in-progress. The spirit of the Festival is to gather together the grand old craft and all who love them. Read More

August 26-27, 2017 (Sat., 11 am-5 pm; Sun., 11 am-3 pm); $5, children under 12 free



Kick off the paddling season on April 30, 2017 with the 35th Run of the Charles: Boston's Premier Paddling Race. As CRWA's signature event, the Run of the Charles is the largest flat-bottomed boat race in New England and a major event in Greater Boston, where it draws an average of 1,500 racers and thousands more spectators each year!

April 30, 2017 Various starting points from Dedham to Brighton



Figawi Race Weekend is recognized as a top sailing event not only on the east coast but is known nationally as well as internationally. Figawi Race Weekend kicks off the the Cape Cod and Nantucket summer season. Entries include sailors from several states 240+ boats (including 30 power boats) and over 3,000 sailors and visitors, as well as locals, attend this event.

TBA, 2017



The Boston Dragon Boat Festival takes place annually on the banks of the Charles River in Boston and Cambridge. Starting in 1979, Boston Dragon Boat Festival, the first and oldest such festival in North America, has grown from a small neighborhood event commemorating the death in 200 B.C. of the beloved Chinese poet-patriot Qu Yuan to the largest Asian-American cultural event in New England, drawing more than 20,000 participants and spectators.

June 10-11, 2017 Along Charles River Near Harvard



The flash of polished bronze and gleam of varnished wood across the water will be the order of the day as elegant antique and classic yachts sail into the host city of Salem, Massachusetts for the 35nd Annual Antique & Classic Boat Festival August 26-27, 2017. Mostly wood, primarily private yachts and aesthetically stunning, the vessels will be on display to the public over the weekend at Brewer Hawthorne Cove Marina.

August 26-27, 2017 Brewer Hawthorne Cove Marina



Don't miss the 33rd annual Gloucester Schooner Festival on Labor Day weekend featuring huge tall ships from around the world. Spectacular Parade of Sail Sunday morning along the Boulevard as schooners head out for the Mayor's Race followed by an sunset Schooner Festival Music Cruise aboard the Beauport Princess Cruise Ship.

September 1-3, 2017



Since its origin in 1965, the Head Of The Charles Regatta has welcomed the world's best crew teams to the banks of the Charles River for the ultimate two-day rowing competition.

October 21-22, 2017


Public Benefits Handout