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