Williamstown’s historical significance and rich maritime heritage will be celebrated next year during the Williamstown Seaport Festival, to be held along the Williamstown foreshore next February 27th to March 4th. The Festival will open in spectacular fashion with the rare appearance of all three original Tall Ships; James Craig, Enterprize and Young Endeavour, which will arrive into Williamstown in full sails.

    The lead ship, James Craig, was built in 1874 and is one of only four remaining working 19th Century sailing ships in the world and the only one in the Southern Hemisphere.

    Festivities will continue in Williamstown’s Village with a seafood festival, market, boat show, family entertainment and waterfront bars and restaurants. Some of the area’s historical buildings will also be open for the public to explore across the week.

    “Williamstown was Melbourne’s first major seaport and has a rich and proud maritime history,” says Steve Bracks, Patron for the Williamstown Seaport Festival.

    “The Williamstown Seaport Festival will bring the village and waterfront alive, as people celebrate Williamtown’s unique maritime heritage together with all that make it such a popular, cosmopolitan seaside village today.”

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