Harborfest 2018

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Children 17 and under ride FREE with fare-paying adult on all HRT services, except Paratransit.

Schedule of Events

  • Friday, June 8
    12:00 p.m. The Parade of Sail
      8:45 p.m. Concert by American Authors
  • Saturday, June 9
    12:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Public tours of the Tall Ships
      8:15 p.m. Concert by Atlanta Rhythm Section
      9:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Harborfest 2018 Fireworks
  • Sunday, June 10
    12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Public tour of the Tall Ships
      4:30 p.m. Concert by The Family Stone
      9:00 p.m. Fireworks make-up date

Light RailThe Tide Light Rail

Keep your ticket – fare inspection planned for return trip.

Friday, June 8: The Tide will operate at regularly scheduled times until 10:00 p.m. From 10:00 p.m. until Midnight, the Tide will run at 15-minute intervals.

Saturday, June 9: The Tide will operate at regularly scheduled times until 4:30 p.m. After 4:30 p.m., the Tide will increase service frequency from 15 to 10 minutes. Additional trains will be added as needed.

Sunday, June 10: The Tide’s regular Sunday service begins at 11:00 a.m.



The main boat will run a normal daily schedule. Additional ferries will be added as needed throughout the day.

Friday, June 8:
Main boat from 5:30 a.m. until 11:45 p.m.
2nd boat from 11:45 a.m. to 10:45 p.m.
3rd boat from 3:50 p.m. to 10:45 p.m.

Saturday, June 9:
Main boat from 10:00 a.m. until crowds are gone (approximately 12:30 a.m.)
2nd boat from 10:15 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.
3rd boat from 11:40 a.m. to 12:15 a.m.
4th boat from 1:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.
Carrie B from 2:00 p.m. until 12:00 a.m.

Ending times will vary based on crowds and demand. When all four boats are operating, they will be dedicated to service direct routes. Two will be operating between High Street / Waterside and two between North Landing / Waterside. There will be no ferry service between the High Street and North Landing docks while all four boats are in operation.

Sunday, June 10:
Main boat from 10:00 a.m. until the last boat leaves Waterside at 11:45 p.m.
2nd boat from 11:40 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
3rd boat from 12:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.

Sunday will be the backup day for the fireworks. If there is inclement weather on Saturday, fireworks will be rescheduled for Sunday.


Saturday, June 9:
Shuttle buses will stage at Newtown Road Station beginning at 4:00 p.m. These buses will go directly to the MacArthur Square Station.

After the fireworks, shuttle buses will be staged at the MacArthur Square Station for the outbound trip back to the Newtown Road Station.

Ticket Sales by Customer Service Representatives

Cash only. 1-Day GoPass is $4.50. 1-Day Discounted is $2.25 for Seniors 65+ (ID required)

Tickets will be sold at the following light rail stations:

Tickets will be sold at the following Ferry locations:

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