Tall Ships® Erie 2016, presented by Highmark will take place September 8-11, 2016. The festival is expected to be another huge success, showcasing approximately 7-10 tall ships, on-board tours & sail-aways, live music and entertainment, children’s activities, a festival marketplace, food vendors, a beer garden and much more. Festival tickets will be available for purchase in the spring of 2016.
“Highmark is proud to be the Presenting Sponsor for Tall Ships Erie 2016. We are happy to partner with the Flagship Niagara League by supporting amazing events like the Tall Ships. This event will give Highmark members and the Erie Community an opportunity to get out and be active on Erie’s beautiful Bayfront.” Nina Ferraro, Sr. Community Affairs Analyst, Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield.
In September 2013, Tall Ships® Erie presented by Highmark, was a tremendous success with over 83,000 visitors, featuring 10 tall ships during the four-day festival, which raised approximately $450K.
The U.S. Brig Niagara is owned by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, administered by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, and is operated by the Flagship Niagara League (FNL), a 501 (C) 3 non-profit educational associate organization of the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC), chartered to facilitate citizen participation and operation of the U.S. Brig Niagara and its homeport, Erie Maritime Museum.