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Sea Chantey Festival

The Maritime Museum of San Diego, along with San Diego Folk Heritage, presents Songs of the Sea – 26th annual Sea Chantey Fest.

For centuries, sailors have honed their shipboard skills to the cadence of songs recounting the adventure, tragedy and romance of life at sea. These “sea chanteys” and the sailors life they describe, come to life aboard the Star of India.

The music begins at 11:30 a.m. and ends at 4:40 p.m. with a finale. The Sea Chantey Festival is free with purchase of general admission tickets to the Maritime Museum of San Diego.

Visitors will enjoy sea chanteys and traditional folk music performed by popular local artists such as The Jackstraws, Gemini Junction, Raggle Taggle, and more. The Star of India sail crew will demonstrate various shipboard skills traditionally accompanied by sea chanteys and visitors will have a chance to join in and raise the sails of the historic ship. For a complete performance schedule visit

Come aboard and enjoy some of the best traditional and new maritime music around.

Dates and times of events are subject to change without notice. Always check the event organizer's website for the most updated schedule before attending. Check local COVID-19 restrictions and updates.

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