East End Maritime Festival is happening this weekend

A scene from the 2015 East End Maritime Festival. (Credit: Jeremy Garretson)

The East End Maritime Festival comes to Greenport Village this weekend, with music, entertainment, kayak races, fair vendors, lighthouse tours and more.

The three-day event, hosted by East End Seaport Museum, kicks off with the Land & Sea gala on Friday night (click here for tickets). The festival runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 23 and from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 24.

Visit eastendseaport.org for more information.

A schedule of events is as follows:

FRIDAY, Sept. 22

Land & Sea Gala – 6:30 to 9 p.m.

Greenport Yacht and Shipbuilding Co.
201 Carpenter St.

More than 20 local restaurants will serve up tastes accompanied by liquid refreshment from local wineries and beverage producers. Tickets start at $75.

SATURDAY, Sept. 23

Open events throughout Mitchell Park and marina from
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. — Antique Fire Trucks, Seaport Museum and Railroad Dock

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. — Ice and classic boat exhibit, Mitchell Park & Marina

10 to 10:30 a.m. — Children’s Story Time (ages 6-8), Events Tent, Mitchell Park

11 am. to noon — Opening Day Parade and Blessing of the Waters, Main and Front streets, Mitchell Park Marina

11 a.m. to 5 p.m. — Buzz Scott, ROV demonstrations and hard-helmet diving, Mitchell Park waterfront

Noon to 5 p.m. — Marine Archeology and Deep Sea ROV Adventures, Events Tent, Mitchell Park

Noon — Merry Merfolk contest and awards, Mitchell Park Inner Circle

Noon — Author Talk with Roselle Borrelli, Events Tent

Noon and 1:30 p.m. — ‘Pirate School’ show, Mitchell Park amphitheater

12:30, 2 and 4 p.m. — Flyboard Demonstration, Mitchell Park

12:30 and 2 p.m. — HooDoo Loungers perform, Mitchell Park Amphitheater

1 p.m. — Buzz and Brett, Deep Sea ROV Adventures, Events Tent

1 to 4 p.m. — Camera Obscura , Mitchell Park

1:15 and 4 p.m. — Children’s games and relays, Mitchell Park

1:30 p.m. — Hula Hoop demonstration and participation, Mitchell Park

3 p.m. — Kayak Derby, Mitchell Park waterfront

3:30 to 4 p.m. — Fire Fighter, Fireboat Water Demonstration, Greenport Harbor

4 to 6 p.m. — Bug Lighthouse Cruise & Tour, Seaport Museum, Railroad Dock

SUNDAY, Sept. 24

Open events throughout Mitchell Park and the marina from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

9 to 10:45 a.m.  — Paul Drum’s Breakfast Fundraiser: A Mermaid and Pirate Experience, Front Street Station restaurant

11 a.m. — Children’s Story Time, Events Tent

11 a.m. to 4 p.m. — Marine Archeology and Deep Sea ROV Adventures, Events Tent

11:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. — Children’s Games and Relays on the Green, Mitchell Park

Noon and 3 p.m. — Flyboard Demonstration, Mitchell Park

Noon and 1:30 p.m. — ‘Pirate School’ show, Mitchell Park amphitheater

Noon — Author Talk with Roselle Borrelli, Events Tent

12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. — Musical performance by The Daves, Mitchell Park Amphitheater

1 to 4 p.m. — Camera Obscura, Mitchell Park

1 p.m. — Buzz and Brett, Deep Sea ROV Adventures, Events Tent

1:15 p.m. — Snapper Contest (ages 8 and under), Railroad Dock

2 p.m. — Laugh-a-lot Poetry for Kids, Events Tent

2:15 p.m. — Snapper Contest (ages 9 to 16), Railroad Dock

3 p.m. — Sea Chanteys with John Corr, Events Tent

4 p.m.  Three-hour Lighthouse Tour, East End Seaport Museum

4:15 to 5 p.m. — Festival Raffle Drawings & Closing Ceremony, Mitchell Park Amphitheater

4:30 p.m. — Nautical Knots with Vince Mauceri, Events Tent