Tall Ships - Schedule of Events


Activities for all ages will be

ongoing throughout the week:

Ship Tours

Saturday July 1—Tuesday, July 4

Olde Beaufort Seaport-Gallant’s Channel; NC State Port in Morehead City

Step aboard a tall ship where you can interact with the crew and learn what it is like to sail around the world on a majestic sailing vessel. Members of the crew will tell stories of their maritime history as they escort visitors through the ships. A limited number of tickets are available for ship tours online at www.pepsiamericassail.com.

Pirate Encampment & Performance Art

Saturday, July 1—Tuesday, July 4

Beaufort Historic Grounds

See and feel what is like to live the

life of a pirate at Beaufort Historic Grounds. You and the entire family can experience a close-up look at an authentic pirate encampment in Blackbeard’s neighborhood.

Live Music and Entertainment

Friday, June 30—

Tuesday, July 4

Beaufort Music Stage, Beaufort Waterfront (No Ticket Required)

Enjoy some of the region’s best live music, featuring performances of pop, country, reggae and rock.

Maritime Demonstrations

Saturday, July 1—Tuesday, July 4

NC Maritime Museum

The NC Maritime Museum will educate visitors about boat building techniques and the maritime history of the region.

Artists’ Market

Saturday, July 1—Tuesday, July 4

Beaufort Waterfront

Local and regional artists share their works in a juried arts festival.


Opening Ceremony

Friday, June 30

4 p.m.

NC Maritime Museum Patio

(No Ticket Required)

Former North Carolina governors Jim Hunt and James Martin—Honorary Chairs of Pepsi Americas’ Sail 2006—and honored guests and state officials will welcome ships’ captains to Beaufort.

North Carolina Symphony

Friday, June 30

8:30 p.m.

Olde Beaufort Seaport-Gallant’s Channel

This event is open to the public but a ticket is required. Tickets are available online at www.pepsiamericassail.com.

WRAL Tall Ships Parade of Sail

Saturday, July 1

8:30-10:30 a.m. (televised from (9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.)

Beaufort Channel, Bulk Head Channel and Inlet Ships Channel

(No Ticket Required)

Thousands of spectators are expected to line the shores to view the Tall Ships unfurl their sails to cannon blasts as they pass the shores of Atlantic Beach, Fort Macon State Park, Morehead City and Beaufort. Beaufort’s own Captain Sinbad and the Meka II will escort the tall ships through the Beaufort Inlet in the official opening event for Pepsi Americas’ Sail 2006.

As the vessels come through the inlet, they will go to Morehead City, where the largest of the tall ships will moor at the NC State Port. Remaining vessels will continue back past Radio and Pivers Island to Taylor’s Creek, where they will moor at the docks on the Beaufort Waterfront and Olde Beaufort Seaport-Gallant’s Channel.

Sister Cities Art Competition

Sunday, July 2

8 a.m.-4 p.m.

BB&T Lawn, Beaufort

(No Ticket Required)

Local artists will paint murals and compete for a chance to represent Beaufort at an international event hosted by one of the town’s sister cities.

Carolina Work Boat Review

Sunday, July 2

1 p.m.

Beaufort Harbors and NC State Port in Morehead City

Tickets on sale at www.pepsiamericas-sail.com.

The Carolina Work Boat Review celebrates the local families who provide fresh seafood to the world. Join the many spectators along the Beaufort waterfront and NC State Port to honor the large fleet of area commercial fishing vessels.

Train Concert

Sunday, July 2

7—11 p.m.

Olde Beaufort Seaport-Gallant’s Channel

Tickets on sale at www.pepsiamericas-sail.com.

Listen to the music of Train and enjoy the seaside view.

Americas’ Sail Class B Race

Monday, July 3

12 p.m.

Atlantic Beach, Sheraton – Ft. Macon State Park

Ships leave Olde Beaufort Seaport-Gallant’s Channel early morning as Captain Sinbad and the Meka II defend their title as winners of the Class B trophy at Americas’ Sail 2002.

Vessels will participate in a 15-mile race on a course designed for favorable winds and maximum viewing. Captains and their crews look forward to this friendly rivalry of talent, skill and luck.

Fourth of July Parade

Tuesday, July 4

10 a.m.

Downtown Beaufort

(No Ticket Required)

Beaufort takes pride in its Fourth of July Parade and this year the crews from participating ships join in the celebration of American Independence (Beaufort style). The streets will take on an international flair with flags, music and dancing. Cadets and crews in uniform will join in the march down Front Street.

Delbert McClinton Concert and Military Appreciation Night

Tuesday, July 4

7-11 p.m.

Olde Beaufort Seaport-Gallant’s Channel

Tickets on sale at www.pepsiamericassail.com.

Sponsored by Pepsi Minges Bottling Group, the southern rock of country music star Delbert McClinton will fill the salt air at this seaside venue.

America Celebrates with “The Liberty Belles”

Tuesday, July 4

8:30-9:30 p.m.

Beaufort Music Stage, Beaufort Waterfront (No Ticket Required)

The singing group in period costumes will present World War II classics, patriotic songs and dance numbers.

Fireworks Extravaganza

Tuesday, July 4

9:30-10 p.m.

Suggested Viewing Locations: Beaufort Waterfront, Morehead City and Atlantic Beach (No Ticket Required)

To cap off the Pepsi Americas’ Sail 2006 in dramatic style, a special fireworks display—the largest pyrotechnical display in Carteret County history—can be seen from Atlantic Beach, Morehead City and Beaufort as patriotic colors explode and fill the air over the water.

Train, Delbert McClinton Headline Entertainment at Pepsi Americas’ Sail 2006

Concert Tickets Now on Sale

Grammy Award-winning artists Train and Delbert McClinton headline the entertainment schedule at Pepsi Americas’ Sail 2006 maritime festival in Beaufort and Morehead City June 30 – July 5. For tickets go to www.pepsiamericassail.com or call 800-514-3849.

Train ($40) will perform on Sunday, July 2 at 8:30 pm and Delbert McClinton ($20) will perform on Tuesday, July 4 at 8:30 pm. Both concerts will be held at Olde Beaufort Seaport, located at Gallant’s Channel in Beaufort, and feature open seating (no reserved seats).

Train, a Grammy Award-winning group from San Francisco, recently released its fourth album, “For Me, It’s You.” The group’s first three albums generated a string of hit singles including, “Meet Virginia,” which reached #1 on Billboard’s Heatseeker chart in 1998; “Drops Of Jupiter," which spent 53 weeks on Billboard’s Top 100 chart in 2001-2002; and "Calling All Angels," which hit #1 on the Adult Top 40 chart.

Delbert McClinton is a veteran artist best known for his unique blend of blues, rockabilly, country and R&B. He is best known for his 1980 hit single, “Giving It Up For Your Love.” The Lee Boys will open for McClinton, beginning at 7:00 pm.

The NC Symphony will perform a free concert on Friday, June 30 at Olde Beaufort Seaport that will feature a special overture written for Pepsi Americas’ Sail. Due to limited seating, tickets are required for this free concert and are available online at www.pepsiamericassail.com.

In addition, Pepsi Americas’ Sail will feature live music from local and regional acts each day along the Beaufort waterfront throughout the week. Some of the notable performers include Tift Merritt (July 1), Jason Michael Carroll (July 2), Donna the Buffalo (July 3), and Hobex (July 4). A complete list of entertainment is available at www.pepsiamericassail.com.


Not Allowed




Laptop Computers

Glass Containers







Large Bags




Small Diaper Bags

Cameras w/o Case

Small Purse

Service Animals

Binoculars w/o Case

All allowed items are subject to be searched by Law Enforcement.

Any prohibited items shall be confiscated by Law Enforcement.