The Ocean Institute in Dana Point has partnered with maritime museums and vessels from around the world to host the first ever Virtual Maritime Festival. The interactive and educational event features challenges and a three-day global stream marathon Sept. 11-13. 

The event replaces the annual Tall Ships Festival, as Covid-19 related restrictions continue to prohibit large public gatherings.

 “We’re thrilled to be partnering with maritime museums and vessels from around the world to present this exciting streaming event during such extraordinary times,” Ocean Institute’s president and CEO Wendy Marshall said in a released statement. “As they say, ‘a rising tide lifts all boats.’” 

From Sept. 11 through 13, attendees can tune in for interactive and educational virtual experiences from maritime establishments from around the globe. The virtual event will include live and pre-recorded content including maritime reenactments and cannon battles, mermaid encounters, sea shanties, music and a sail cargo transporting coffee through the Costa Rican jungle. The virtual event is free to all participants. 

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Ocean Institute to host virtual Maritime Festival