Spectator Information

The east end of Navy Pier will be transformed to showcase the best of the Chicago Match Cup and the Tall Ships Festival, promising front-row seats, hospitality areas and live commentary to best enjoy the thrills on the water. Within the Festival area, special family-friendly activities, Tall Ships on-board tours and sail-aways, and a fireworks display each evening. There will be something for everyone to enjoy!


Buy your Tall Ships General Admission Ticket here:

Below is the Navy Pier Trolley Schedule for the week of Tall Ships. They will be running their regular route with the exception of a stop at Entrance 2. Entrance 2 will be closed off for the festival, so the farthest east the trolley will run is Entrance 1.****

Wednesday, August 7: 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Thursday, August 8: 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Friday, August 9:9:00 a.m. - 12:30 a.m.
Saturday, August 10: 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 a.m.
Sunday, August 11: 9:00 a.m - 10:00 p.m.****