January 29, 2023

Family Maritime Festival & Concert at Connecticut River Museum on August 11

The Connecticut River Museum’s Family Maritime Festival and Concert, scheduled for Saturday, August 11, will feature maritime games and activities, schooner cruises and an evening concert. For more information, go to call 860-767-8269 or go to www.ctrivermuseum.org.

Essex, CT – Gather the entire crew and head down to Essex’s historic waterfront on Saturday, August 11 for a boat load of family fun and entertainment.  The Connecticut River Museum’s Annual Family Maritime Festival starts at 1 pm with maritime games and activities, all free of charge throughout the afternoon.  Learn how to make rope, caulk a ship, or sing a sea chantey or two.  And for those who want to get out on the water, the historic schooner Mary E will set sail at 1:30 pm, 3:30 pm, and 6:00 pm for a leisurely sail along the Connecticut River.  Tickets for the 1.5 hour afternoon cruises are $26 for adults and $16 for children age 12 and under.  Tickets for the two-hour sunset cruise are $30 per person, all ages. Advance reservations are recommended.

At 5:00 pm, the Connecticut River Museum’s Annual Picnic and Concert gets underway with all invited to bring a blanket or chair and picnic dinner to enjoy while  listening to sea chanteys performed by the Freemen of the Sea and calypso party music performed by The Sun Kings.  Wine, beer, and soda will also be available for purchase.  Festival activities and concert are free of charge thanks to a sponsorship by Guilford Savings Bank.  For more information on the day’s events, call 860-767-8269 or go to www.ctrivermuseum.org.