America's 250th Birthday July 4, 2026
The tall ships of the world are coming to New York!
Sail250 is an official multi-state, high-profile international tall ship and military project formed to celebrate the 250th birthday of the United States.
Sail250NY, as a major component of a nationwide endeavor, will host the tall ships and military vessels over the weekend of July 4, 2026.
The events will offer an extraordinary platform to educate and engage communities with visiting cadets, officers and crews and showcase the spirit of international cooperation that has long been a hallmark of maritime tradition.
In the spirit of goodwill, and in preparation for America's Semiquincentennial, an international fleet of naval and military sail training vessels will join with U.S. warships and military vessels and American tall ships for a series of inspiring Parades of Sail, an International Naval Review, Fleet Weeks and extended port visits in five East Coast/Gulf port cities. New York will be the centerpiece of these activities.
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