The Downtown Halifax Business Commission announced it is partnering with the Waterfront Development Corporation Limited to present the 2009 Tall Ships Festival Crew Parade, which will take place Saturday, July 18 beginning at 10 a.m.

 

The parade will travel north along Lower Water Street and Upper Water Street and disperse past Casino Nova Scotia. The event will feature hundreds of crew members in uniform, costumed animators and marching bands.

 

“It’s a great opportunity for the crew to showcase their cultures, music and pride and excitement in taking part in this international event,” Leanne Strathdee, event director for Tall Ships Nova Scotia 2009, said about the parade in a release.

 

The Halifax portion of the Tall Ships Nova Scotia 2009 runs from July 16 through 20.