Your day-by-day guide to what's on when between Tuesday 10 - Saturday 14 July.

Map of Event Zone A - Port of Sunderland

Map of Event Zone B - Town Moor and East End

Map of Event Zone C - St Peter's Riverside

Map of Event Zone D - Seafront (Saturday only)

All Event Zones


Event Zones A, B, C and D open at 10am

Saturday entertainment programme - all zones

The ships will be closed to the public as they make their final safety checks and preparations to embark on the race to Esbjerg.

10am-6pm - The official Tall Ships Makers Market continues in Event Zone C offering the finest local food, drink, art, design, vintage and modern crafts carefully selected from local businesses and artisan producers

11am - Paulo Nani is “Jekyll on Ice” a hilarious clown ice cream seller entertaining visitors in Event Zone C.

12noon & 2pm - An upturned shipwreck is the stage for Citrus Arts “Shipwrecks” a dance and aerial performance in Event Zone A.

12noon -8.30pm - For this year only, Summer Streets Music Festival moves to Recreation Park, Seaburn

 Parade of Sail -  From 1.30pm the ships will leave their berths and move out into the North Sea to take part in the stunning Parade of Sail. They will sail northwards up the coast to Souter Point, before turning round and heading out to the North Sea. The coastal resorts of Roker and Seaburn will provide fabulous viewing points as the city bids a fond farewell to the fleet. Once out to sea the ships will start Leg 1 of The Tall Ships Races 2018, from Sunderland to Esbjerg, Denmark.

You can download handy Event Zone maps below or pick up a free visitor map available at all Event Zones over the duration of the event.

Event Zone A
Event Zone B
Event Zone C
Event Zone D
All Event Zones
Saturday entertainment programme