The Tall Ships Festival runs from Thursday to Monday at noon, with tours of each of the ships. Be sure to check out the Unicorn (made from German U-boats from WW2 in 1947), the Gazela (from Newfoundland 1901, carried the fisherman over) and the Pride of Baltimore II (replica of 1812 ship).
- Pirates of the Caribbean on the boardwalk.
"There's a children's pavilion set up in Dartmouth that is just wonderful," says Juie Moore, a second-time Tall Ships volunteer. Moore says she's not much interested in the history of the festival, but she's happy to help out.
Most people say the food is their favorite part. Ice cream's melting down the fingers of small children and the line-up for The Battered Fish blocks the whole walkway.
"We just enjoy the activity," says Jocelyn Wentzel, who is visiting from the South Shore.