Philadelphia Welcomes Tall Ships and World’s Largest Rubber Ducky

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The Tall Ships are descending upon Philadelphia next month, with a special guest: a 61-foot-tall bright yellow rubber duck.

The Tall Ships returns to the East Coast for the first time in three years during a four-day festival held at Penn’s Landing in Philadelphia and the Camden Waterfront in New Jersey, June 25 through 28. Multi-day and single-day passes are available to the event, which allows guests to board ships for ship tours, sailings, Coast Guard drills and more.

Joining the ships will be the 11-ton rubber duck sculpture that has been traveling the world, making its first U.S. appearance in Pittsburgh. The sculpture was designed by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman and will join the ships as they arrive in the Parade of Sail.

The festival will include live music and children’s events, while nearby attractions will be offering special events to coincide with the festival, including the Independence Seaport Museum, the New Jersey Adventure Aquarium, Battleship New Jersey and Historic Philadelphia.

–Lissa Poirot

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