The Tall Ships are coming back: Charleston Harborfest 2009

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Updated June 21.

Charleston Harborfest is coming back to the Lowcountry June 26 to 28 for a weekend full of high seas adventure and education.

A number of tall ships are confirmed for arrival, including the four-masted Kruzenshtern.

The Post and Courier has a few more details on the festival, particularly worth looking at is this PDF graphic that has a map of the event a details on the different visiting ships.

Here's the full schedule:

Thursday, June 25, 2009
12:00 p.m.
- Ships to arrive at docks by this time

6:00 p.m.
- Captains' Welcome Reception (by invitation or VIP package with this pass)

Friday, June 26, 2009
10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
- Cadet/Crew Rally and Games (10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.)
- Festival grounds open
- Various Tall Ships open for tours (ticket required)

5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
- Tall Ships Atlantic Challenge Award Ceremony

8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
- International Tall Ships Soiree (by invitation or ticket purchase)

Saturday, June 27, 2009
10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
- Festival grounds open
- Various Tall Ships® open for tours (ticket required)

6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
- Harborpalooza Live Concert featuring Plane Jane and The Blue Dogs at the Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina (tickets available soon and Cadets and Crew of the Tall Ships hosted to this special event)

Sunday, June 28, 2009
10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
- Festival grounds open
- Various Tall Ships® open for tours (ticket required)

Monday, June 29, 2009
Afternoon (exact time TBD)
- Parade of Sail

Head over to the Charleston Harborfest 2009 official website for tickets and what to expect at this year's event.