Tall Ships Announces 2016 Return to Twin Ports

December 22, 2014 11:06 PM

The Tall Ships Festival will be making its return to the Twin Ports in the summer of 2016. The fourth installment will take place on Duluth's waterfront from August 18-21. 

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According to organizers, this event will "outshine its 2013 predecessor every way possible."

"Though tough to believe for those who experienced these events in the past, calling the upcoming Tall Ships® Duluth 2016 the biggest doesn't quite do it justice, but rather something more akin to massive," said Craig Samborski, Director of Draw Events and producer of Tall Ships Duluth in a statement. 

The press release sent on Monday says there will be onboard tours, day-sails and expanded hours for dockside tours, along with vendors, artisans, music, reenactments, and entertainment.

Samborski said there will also be a secret surprise that has not yet been announced, but has to do with "turning the harbor into the World's Largest Bathtub."

The Tall Ships event in 2013 brought an estimated direct economic impact of $15 million to the Twin Ports.


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