Get Involved


Volunteers are key to the success of this exciting event. Volunteer opportunities are available over the course of the four days with both morning and afternoon/evening shifts. Learn more about the volunteer opportunities available and register today!

Volunteer Registration

Volunteering comes with perks! Sign up for a volunteer shift and receive:

  • (1) Ticket to attend the festival
  • Volunteer t-shirt
  • Free Parking

All registered volunteers will be invited to participate in volunteer orientation to learn more about the Tall Ships St. Pete Festival. No prior volunteer experience or sailing knowledge is needed. All Volunteers must be 18 years of age.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Tall Ships® St. Pete is coming Thursday, March 30 – Sunday, April 2, 2023. Join the City of St. Pete and Tall Ships America for a 4-day maritime celebration and waterfront festival.

As a sponsor of 2023 Tall Ships® St. Pete festival you will be presented with many opportunities to be involved with the event, engage attendees and support sail training and preservation of maritime history. We will showcase your brand, programs and services to a wide range of customers, through our high-profile, well-attended event.

Sponsorship opportunities include:

  • Presenting Sponsor (1)
  • Tall Ship Sponsors (4)
  • Sail Away Sponsors (2)
  • Stage Sponsor (1)
  • Parade of Sail Captain’s Reception (1)
  • Friends of the Festival

Interested in sponsoring the 2023 Tall Ships® St. Pete festival. For more information and to discuss customized opportunities for your organization to get involved, please contact us via the sponsorship interest form button below. 


Entertain clients or guests by hosting a private reception on deck and/or dockside depending on the size of your function.  A limited number of packages are available on the evenings of Friday and Saturday, March 31 & April 1, 2023. Let us help you design an event that fits your audience with custom entertainment and catering packages. It promises to be a night to remember. Please contact us via email at:


Does your organization have a relationship to the maritime history of Tamap Bay? Do you have a fun and interactive exhibit you would like to showcase to festival attendees? Are you a small business looking to sell your product?

Apply to be a vendor or exhibitor using the application below. Please note, vendor fees will apply. 

Field Trip Opportunities

Tall Ships Challenge® 2023 Gulf Coast and is excited to offer a special field trip opportunity for Grades 6-8 on Friday, March 31.

All participating schools will receive a Newspapers in Education supplement featuring grade-appropriate curriculum to correspond with the field trip and enabling a full nautical immersion. NIE will be distributed the week of March 20, 2023.