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Three Festivals Tall Ships Regatta 2018 & Liverpool Bordeaux Wine Festival

The international fleet of Tall Ships makes a triumphant return to the Mersey over the late May Bank Holiday weekend. The Three Festivals Tall Ships Regatta, organised in partnership with Sail Training International and taking place at the same time as Bordeaux Wine Festival, will link Liverpool, Dublin and Bordeaux through four days of maritime magic from Friday 25 – Monday 28 May 2018.

This is the fifth time Liverpool has hosted these historic vessels in the past three decades, and during Capital of Culture year an estimated one million people packed the banks of the river to catch a glimpse of the parade of sail.

The Tall Ships, berthed on the Cruise Liner Terminal and in the Canning and the Albert Docks, will be open for visits from 12pm on Friday 25 May. Click here to find out more.

Let the Sun, Moon and Stars guide you to our Changing Tides Programme of arts and entertainment. Spectacular commissions are showcased alongside theatre, performance and music reflecting the three race ports, Liverpool, Dublin (Albert Dock) and Bordeaux (Pier Head).

The Three Festivals Tall Ships Regatta is sure to be the adventure of a lifetime, and you could be taking part too! Click here to find out more on how to start your adventure and become a sail trainee.

Have you thought about how you’re getting to the celebrations? Get there by train! Pier Head and Albert Dock is a short walk from Moorfields & James Street Stations. Merseyrail run regular services to 67 stations across Merseyside with return tickets from just £1.95 – Use Merseyrail’s Journey Planner on our dedicated Travel Page.

Be sure to drop in to the party of the decade over at Liverpool ONE. To celebrate their 10th birthday, the award winning retail and leisure destination invites you to be their guest from 12pm on Bank Holiday Monday 28 May. Imagine everything you have come to expect from a Liverpool ONE celebration including live music in Chavasse Park, impressive street performers, food sampling and plenty of atmosphere!

Full details of all activities, news and updates can be found on this page, so please do check back regularly.

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Albert Dock (Dublin)

Albert Dock (Dublin)

A warm Gaelic welcome is guaranteed at the historic Albert Dock where our nautical festival
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Mann Island (Liverpool)

Mann Island (Liverpool)

There’s maritime magic promised around the city centre and at Mann Island over the festival
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Liverpool City Centre

Liverpool City Centre

To herald the arrival of the fleet, our circus troupe of acrobats, jugglers, stilt walkers
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Pier Head (Bordeaux)

Pier Head (Bordeaux)

Bienvenue to the Pier Head! To celebrate the arrival of the Tall Ships and welcome
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Become a Sail Trainee

Become a Sail Trainee

Fancy being a sail trainee aboard a Tall Ship? We're looking for young people aged 16+ to embark on a lifechanging journey at
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Deck Parties

Deck Parties

All aboard for this once in a life-time corporate hospitality opportunity! Private hire of a historic tall ship to entertain
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Tall Ships – a weekend of sail

Tall Ships – a weekend of sail

Few things match the sight of the Mersey full of sails – and the Three Festivals Tall Ships Regatta will
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