The Festival of Sail (or Tall Ships Festival, as it used to be known) is returning to Lake Superior for the summer of 2022, but Duluth will not play host this time around. Another Northland city will step up.

Due to construction projects on the Duluth waterfront area, organizers of the Tall Ships Challenge Race series have made the decision to move the sixth installment of the popular event to Two Harbors.

This is a big deal for Two Harbors, during previous events, the Tall Ships have drawn hundreds of thousands of people into the area each time it happens. Organizers said in an announcement about the move, "Two Harbors has that wonderful small-town charm, yet boasts a stunning, expansive waterfront. Two Harbors’ Agate Bay has extensive dock space for more ships and the event site on land is nearly three times as large as previous years."

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The 2022 Festival of Sail Lake Superior will happen August 4th - 7th and tickets for the event are on sale now. There are a lot if different ticket options available, from a single day, to multi-day passes and fast passes, prices range from $15 - $259.

Not only will you get to enjoy looking at all the cool ships, but there will also be a lot of other events going on like live music, beer garden, vendors, artisans, food, and other entertainment options. New this year will be curated craft whiskey and beer tastings aboard the ships, and a very limited number of early entry passes.

This event draws in ships from all over the world, including as far away as Spain. Making an appearance in 2022 will be, US Brig Niagara, Pride of Baltimore II, Inland Seas, Schooner Utopia, St. Lawrence II (Kingston, ON), Nao Trinidad (Seville Spain), Gerhard Folgero, Sundew, Abbey Road, Schooner Charley, Edna G. and the 2021 winner of the Chicago Yacht Club’s Chicago to Mackinaw Race, Schooner Perception.

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