October 29 - 30, 2021

Sultana Downrigging Festival

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About the Festival

A Celebration of Maritime and Regional Culture

Now in its 19th year, the Sultana Education Foundation’s Downrigging Festival is one of the largest annual tall ship gatherings in North America, and incorporates three days of live regional music. Proceeds benefit the Foundation's outdoor educational programs and other nonprofit organizations operating tall ships in the festival.

Visit Maryland's Eastern shore to enjoy three days of tall ship sails, deck tours, concerts, and delicious local fare along Chestertown's waterfront, or wander into historic downtown to experience free talks, exhibits, and family activities, browse the shops, take in the history and much more! There is something for everyone and any age at Sultana Downrigging Festival.

Visit the Sultana Education Foundation website

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Tall Ships Illuminated