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The 2013 Greenport Maritime Festival parade
Mermaid Jewel, played by Anne Dittmeir, at last year’s parade accompanied by several dozen children who participated in the “Little menfolk” costume contest. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

The 2014 Greenport Maritime Festival continues today with oysters, fun on the water and the opening day parade.

Don’t miss the opening day parade and blessing of the waters at 11 a.m. or the Little Merfold Contest at noon.

Check back tomorrow for Sunday’s events. For more information visit

Saturday September, 20th 

All Day Events 

Classic, Ice and Small Boats

Open to the public, Mitchell Park and Village Marina 

Watercraft Viewing ~ Tours and Sailaways ~ Maritime Museum ~ Railroad Museum ~ Blacksmith Shop ~ Carousel ~ Old Greenport Jail ~ Stirling Historical Society ~ ~ Fireboat Museum Tours ~ CPR Classes ~ Village of Greenport Shops and Restaurants

All open to the public

10 a.m. 

Blessing of the Oyster Fleet

Railroad Dock, foot of Third Street

11 a.m. – Noon 

Opening Day Parade and Blessing of the Waters

Main and Front Streets, Mitchell Park Marina 

11 a.m. – 5 p.m.  

Artisan Vendors, Craft Demos, Tastings, Entertainment, Live Music 

Line the streets throughout the village and waterfront

Captain Kidd’s Craft Alley

Mitchell Park

A Taste of the East End Food Court

Main Street and Central Avenue

Altour Travel Show, 16 tour companies, hourly raffle drawings

Claudio’s Dock 


Little Merfolk Contest 

Mitchell Park

Noon – 4 p.m.

Camera Obscura

Mitchell Park

Noon – 6 p.m. 

Oyster Shucking Demonstration and Exhibit

Front Street, in front of Mitchell Park

12:30 p.m. 

Flyboard LI Demonstration


12:30–1 p.m.  

Model Ship Building Demonstration, Dr. Mike Slade

Seaport Museum

2 p.m. 

Flyboard LI Demonstration


2-3 p.m. 

Model Ship Building Demonstration, Dr. Mike Slade

Seaport Museum

3 p.m.  

Kayak Derby


4-5 p.m. 

Model Ship Building Demonstration, Dr. Mike Slade

Seaport Museum

4 – 6 p.m.  

“Bug Light” Cruise 

Seaport Museum, Railroad Dock

7:30 -9 p.m.

Film Screening 

Greenport Cinema