Every summer is big at Mystic Seaport, but the summer of 2017 looks to be on another level. Here are some highlights to look forward to.
Sabino Rides Again
Headlining the action at Mystic Seaport, in our opinion, is the return of the steamboat Sabino to the water. After an almost 3 year extensive restoration project, she will once again take passengers starting August 1st. New this time around is that Seaport admission will not be required to ride. Tickets are sold separately. The 2017 schedule runs until October 9. The Sabino is the oldest wooden, coal-fired steamboat in regular operation in the U.S.
Draken Harald Hårfagre Tours
June 30 – September 4
This is exciting. Due to popular demand the Seaport will offer guided tours of Draken Harald, the world’s largest Viking longship. Tours will run on Tues., Thurs., Fri., Sat. and Sun. from June 30 through September 4. Tickets are $6 and are in addition to Seaport admission. The Draken will be at Mystic Seaport until Spring of 2018 when the crew will begin a tour of the east coast.
June 30 – July 2
Over 100 traditional and classic boats will congregate for the largest gathering of wooden boats in New England.
Antique & Classic Boat Rendezvous and Parade
July 22 – 23
A dazzling display of about 35 vessels for the weekend ending in one of the best events of the summer, the boat parade on Sunday at 12:30pm. Grab a spot in or around Mystic River Park in Downtown and watch the parade as it makes it’s way through Mystic River Bascule Bridge. And not to mention, the Sabino is said to run in this year’s parade!
Summer Concert Series
Sundays, July 9 – August 27
Mystic Seaport will extend its Sunday hours in the summer…from 5-8pm visitors can walk the grounds, eat outdoors at Schaefer’s Spouter Tavern and enjoy music. Music starts at 5:30pm. This is a great opportunity to see the Seaport for free! But keep in mind all exhibits will be closed. Details and Scheduled Entertainment
Arts on the Quad
Wednesdays, July 12 – August 23
Head to the McGraw Quadrangle with your chairs, blankets and picnic baskets for a night of artistic performance at the Seaport. Full schedule and tickets
Docktails & Dancing Party
July 22nd, 7-10pm
Water-front dancing to live music by SUGAR! details
Moby Dick Marathon
July 31 – August 1
This 24 hour marathon reading of Moby Dick aboard Charles W. Morgan is the longest running marathon-read in the US! Stay overnight with advanced registration! details
Antique Marine Engine Expo
August 19 – 20
19th and early 20th century marine engines (full size and miniature) will be on display at the 26th annual on Saturday and Sunday. details