The 2012 Festival of Sail, hosted by the Maritime Museum of San Diego, will transform the North Embarcadero into a nautical theme park, it was recently announced.
More than twenty tall ships and other fascinating vessels from around the world will visit San Diego, Aug 31-Sept 3.
The festival kicks off with a majestic parade of tall ships on Aug. 30 on San Diego Bay.
The parade begins at 11 a.m. and can be seen from the Embarcadero, Harbor Island, Shelter Island and Coronado.
Festival visitors will enjoy touring the ships, live entertainment at the Festival of Sail main stage, marvelous food and drink from dozens of restaurant booths, a petting zoo and shop for one of-a-kind items among more than 150 festival vendors.
To learn more, visit www.sdmaritime.org.