Events @ Herreshoff

From Lecture Series to Community Events, there is always something happening at the Herreshoff Marine Museum in Bristol. Looking to host your event here, too? Contact us.

Upcoming events:


Jubilee Events

Herreshoff Marine Museum Jubilee Events

Afterguard Members are given access to all of these events but Individual Event Tickets also available.

America’s Cup Hall of Fame’s 30th Anniversary

April 28, 2022

NYYC, New York, NY

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Herreshoff Fleet Events

We’ll be participating in these events hosted by others to celebrate our Jubilee, come along with us!

Date: TBD 2022

Event: Bullseye Fleet Reception

Location: Ocean Reef Club, Key Largo, FL

Date: TBD, Summer 2022

Event: Herreshoff 12/Nantucket Alerion Fleet Reception

Location: Great Harbor YC, Nantucket, MA

Date: TBD, Summer 2022

Event: Herreshoff 12 Fleet Reception

Location: Shelter Island YC, Shelter Island, NY

Date: TBD, Summer 2022

Event: Western Long Island Sound S Class Fleet Reception

Location: Larchmont YC, Larchmont, NY


March 19, 2021

America’s Cup Hall of Fame Induction at the Royal NZ Yacht Squadron

May 2, 2021

HMM Opening Day at HMM

May 15, 2021

Frostbite Bash: Defrosted on the HMM Campus & Waterfront

June 24, 2021

NYYC One Design Celebration at NYYC Harbor Court, Newport, RI

July 16, 2021

Bullseye Fleet Reception at Fishers Island Yacht Club

July 25, 2021

Herreshoff Reception at Quissett Yacht Club

July 27, 2021

Herreshoff 12 Fleet Receptionat Edgartown YC, Edgartown, MA

July 30 & August 1, 2021

Herreshoff 12 National Championship

August 1

Herreshoff 12 Fleet Reception at North Haven Casino, North Haven, ME

August 7 & 8, 2021

Event: S Class Invitational Regatta at Quissett Yacht C

August 12, 2021

Watch Hill 15 Reception & Celebration at Ocean House

August 20, 2021

Herreshoff 12 Fleet Reception Beverly YC, Marion, MA

September 16-19

Newport International Boat Show, Newport RI

Other Museum Events

Lecture Series

The Herreshoff Marine Museum’s Monthly Lecture Series brings the knowledge of established authors, sailors, and experts directly to the public. 

Community Events

Free events open to the public full of family fun celebrating Bristol, our beautiful waterfront, and the rich nautical history of the area.

Plan your next event

The Herreshoff Marine Museum is a beautiful venue for your wedding or event. With multiple onsite venues, our team will help make your vision a reality.

Annual Events

Frostbite Bash

Held every winter, this annual event lifts the winter blues away.

Herreshoff Waterfront Festival and Wharf Sale

Join us early in the summer for a “Wharf Sale” of donated boats and family fun.


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4th of July

Located towards the end of the parade route, join us for the biggest day in Bristol each year.

Classic Yacht Regatta

Our annual regatta held in late August features Classics sailboats from all over.


Gowrie Group

Silver Sponsor

Individuals and businesses whose protection cannot be compromised require a different approach to risk management. At Gowrie, their unique history has afforded them a deep understanding of complex risks. They offer some of the most comprehensive, cost-effective insurance, employee benefits, and financial services solutions available today. When you work with Gowrie, you’ll see how committed they are to keeping communication simple, providing expert advice, and delivering the creative and customized solutions you need. An approach that has instilled a sense of calm and confidence in their customers since 1974. Their 150+ dedicated professionals – located in their primary offices in Westbrook CT, Darien CT, Marshfield MA, North Kingstown RI, and Newport RI – stand ready to help you.

PURE Insurance Company

Silver Sponsor

Privilege Underwriters Reciprocal Exchange (PURE) is a policyholder-owned insurer dedicated to creating an exceptional experience for responsible high net worth individuals and families. Their product suite includes best-in-class, customizable coverage throughout the U.S for high-value homes, automobiles, jewelry, art, personal umbrella liability, watercraft, and flood.


Silver Sponsor

From its founding, Pella has always been about providing innovative windows and doors that do more than frame the landscape — they make life easier with meaningful details that matter every day. Pella has a proud 85-year history of environmental stewardship and has been recognized for its energy efficiency leadership and sustainable business practices. From the company’s founding, Pella has been a leader in technology and product innovation. In fact, they’ve been awarded more than 100 product and design patents. Products and features now commonplace throughout the window industry — like the tilt-wash double-hung window — were invented by Pella engineers.



Nantucket Vineyard was the first arm of our business opening in the early 1980’s as a small project of the Long Family.  After a few years, Winery employees ended up falling in love with the wine and each other, and voila! – Cisco Brewers was born on the Hudson’s stovetop in 1995.  Whispers of a brewery floated on the Nantucket wind, catching the ear of a few people, including a Mr. Harman.  Using the previously tested and proven formula of starting a business from another business, Winery and Brewery employees enjoyed a few glasses / pints (respectively) together and hatched the idea for Triple Eight Distillery in 2000.   All three businesses are constantly evolving, and we now produce a wide variety of world-class wines, beers, and spirits.  Come out and enjoy our Nantucket haven- just prepare yourself in case your mind blows up from all the awesomeness.

Points East


A unique cruising magazine celebrating the Down East coast Cruisers who come to the Gulf of Maine have a special fondness for the region’s unique marine assets, from its skilled craftsmen to its quiet, secluded harbors to its pristine environment. Points East represents the Down East cruising culture. Points East celebrates it and gives it voice.

American Cruise Lines

Silver Sponsor

American Cruise Lines provides guests an extraordinary river cruising experience while exploring the historic waterways of the United States. Cruise in comfort aboard our modern fleet of river boats and paddlewheelers. Enjoy luxurious accommodations, exceptional cuisine, and personalized service on every cruise.