San Diego Festival Of The Sea


Port Of San Diego’s Festival Of The Sea Returns

The Maritime Museum of San Diego invites you to a memorable Memorial Day weekend with gun battles, pirate adventures, sunset sails and much more. San Diego Festival Of The Sea

Maritime Museum of San Diego, home to one of the world’s finest collections of historic vessels, exhibits, and on-the-water adventure guest experiences, will host the region’s second annual Port of San Diego Festival of the Sea on Memorial Day weekend, Saturday through Monday, May 23-25, 2020. Festival of the Sea is produced by the Maritime Museum of San Diego and sponsored by the Port of San Diego as part of its Tidelands Activation Program (TAP), an annual grant initiative that sponsors large and small events that engage the community and inspire visitors to enjoy San Diego Bay.

Aboard Historic Vessels

The Port of San Diego Festival of the Sea takes place aboard the historic vessels only found at the Maritime Museum of San Diego Saturday, Sunday and Monday, May 23-25, 2020 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. General admission ticket prices apply for the Memorial Day weekend at $20.00 for adults, teens 13-17/military/seniors 62+ $15.00, and children 12 and under $10.00. Group rates will not apply for Festival of the Sea Memorial Day weekend.

Entertainment, Refreshment, Education

Raymond Ashley, Ph.D., K.C.I., President/CEO of the Maritime Museum of San Diego is enthusiastic about the new annual tradition. “Visitors to Maritime Museum of San Diego Memorial Day weekend have so much more in-store and included with their general admission. For our 2nd annual event, we have added even more entertainment, educational activities and refreshment options that will allow the public to spend a longer time on the waterfront with family and friends.”

“The Port of San Diego is proud to sponsor Festival of the Sea, now in its second year. This wonderful and unique Memorial Day weekend event on San Diego Bay provides the opportunity for visitors to learn about and experience maritime culture and history in our region and beyond,” said Chair Ann Moore, Port of San Diego Board of Port Commissioners.

General Admission Tickets

$20.00 Adults, $15.00 Senior (62+), Active Military(w/ID), Students (13-17 yrs); $10.00 Children (3-12 yrs) and Free *Children (2 and under)

*General Admission is free for children 2 and under but requires payment for all add-on activities.

Included In The Weekend

  • Freedom to tour all dockside Museum vessles,
  • Live music,
  • Refreshments,
  • Harbor Bay Tours,**
  • Fun-filled education zone
  • Pirate adventures,*
  • Gun battles,*
  • Sunset sails,*
  • And much, much more!


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