From the minute the bow of the first ship sails under the Verrazzano Narrows Bridge on Independence Day 2026, the public will enjoy a week of spectacular sights and activities. These include:
a) Ships open for general public visiting
b) Community engagement with sailors throughout the region
c) Parades and performances
e) Municipal and civic welcoming events
. . . and more!
Tall ship visits and maritime celebrations of America's 250th birthday will take place in five port cities in 2026, starting on the Gulf Coast and proceeding up the Eastern seaboard.