Tall Ships Sail into Bay

With the sound of cannon fire, San Diego kicks off the annual festival.

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Like robins in springtime, San Diegans know it is Labor Day weekend when they see the tall ships sail into San Diego Bay.
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Cannon fire will salute tall ships from all over the world as they parade around San Diego Bay passing by Harbor Island, Shelter Island, Seaport Village and the Coronado Bridge ending up at the Maritime Museum's docks.
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For $15, adults can get a passport that provides access to the decks of the Festival of Sail visiting tall ships. Seniors are $10. Kids 12 to 6 years old are $10. Children 5 and under are free.
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Festival crowds can also purchase passage on a racing yacht through the Festival of Sail website. For more info.
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The festival takes place from Thursday until Labor Day and includes mock battles at sea for those paying admission to sail on the ships. Read more.
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The festival includes music, racing, arts and crafts as well as pirates for the children. For more info.
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Ryan Cowen
If you capture a great image of the tall ships, share it with us by sending to isee@nbcsandiego.com.
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