Palos Verdes Peninsula Welcomes Tall Ships Festival LA
Palos Verdes homes owners are excited to have the tall ships return to our coastline for a five day Festival Wednesday, August 20, through Sunday, August 24, 2014. This will be a parade like no other with more than a dozen ships slated to participate from the 18 century privateer replica the Spirit of Dana Point, to the Irving Johnson and Exy Johnson, a pair of 110 foot wooden brigantines anointed the “Official Tall Ships and Maritime Ambassadors of the City of Los Angeles.” There will also be schooners, yachts, brigantines, fire boats and battleships, and a 40 foot rubber duck which is said to be the biggest in the world. These vessels will be sailing into the parade area on the first day and will drop anchor. Guests at the Festival can experience these boats by signing up for group tours of their interiors.
Besides the Festival of Boats, each day will bring something new and different to the Festival. There will be other nautically themed entertainment such as live music, cannon demonstrations, sword fighting and more throughout the day. This will be a great time to enjoy the newly completed $40 million dollar downtown Harbor Project featuring a new harbor and landscaped town square just north of the Los Angeles Maritime Museum.
For a complete list of each day’s entertainment, free parking/shuttle services and festival costs go to www.tallshipsfestivalla.com.
To read my previous article on the tall ships click here.
Photo courtesy of the Los Angeles Maritime Museum.