A community-wide three day event highlighting a Parade of Sails on Friday as seven to 10 tallships gather in Grand Traverse Bay. Tours aboard the boats Friday afternoon and evening and all day Saturday, and Sunday. Events are a Pirate Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, a Grog tent, local food vendor chowder contests and fish boils. Several nautical and maritime history presentations will be given, some including related movie showings at the bay side Bijou theater; and other venues will offer maritime related concerts, writer symposiums and plays during the festival and the weeks before and after as part of the Michigan Maritime History Celebration. Tours and events will be held at the Traverse City Clinch Park and Open Space as well as the Discovery Center at 13268 SW Bayshore Drive, Traverse City.