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East End Maritime
A scene from the 2015 Maritime Festival. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

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 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. 24 and from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 25.

A schedule of events is as follows:

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23

Land & Sea Gala
6:30 to 9 p.m.
Greenport Yacht and Shipbuilding
201 Carpenter St.

More than 20 local restaurants will serve up tastes accompanied by beverages from six wineries and three area spirits companies. Tickets start at $75. After-party from 9 p.m. to midnight at American Beech.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24

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

10:30 a.m. — Blessing of the Oyster Fleet at the Railroad Dock with Father Richard Hoerning of St. Agnes R.C. Church and Rabbi Gadi Capela of Congregation Tifereth Israel

10:30 and 2:45 p.m. — Children’s Story Time, Burton’s Bookstore, Front Street

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 at the Mitchell Park waterfront

11 a.m. to 5 p.m. — Brett Curlew and the Mysteries of Shipwrecks through Salvaged Artifacts, Mitchell Park

Noon to 1 p.m. — Merry Merfolk contest and awards, Mitchell Park Inner Circle

12:15, 2 and 3:30 p.m. — Pirate School, Mitchell Park Kids’ Stage

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

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

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

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

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

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

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 25

Open events throughout Mitchell Park and the marina from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

9 to 11:15 a.m. – Paul Drum’s Breakfast Fundraiser: A Mermaid and Pirate Experience, Front Street Station restaurant

10:45 a.m. and 12:15 p.m.— Children’s Story Time, Mitchell Park Kids’ Stage

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

12:30 and 2 p.m. – Flyboard Demonstration, Mitchell Park waterfront

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

1 to 1:30 p.m. — Yvonne Lieblein reads from “The Wheelhouse Café,” Mitchell Park Hospitality Tent

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

1:30 to 3:30 p.m. — Tommy Sullivan performs, Mitchell Park Amphitheater

2 to 3 p.m. — Snapper Fishing Contest (ages 9 to 16), Railroad Dock

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

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