New London’s annual Sailfest celebration underway

July 13, 2019 GMT

NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — New London’s annual celebration of all things maritime is under way.

The 42nd annual Sailfest opened Friday afternoon and runs through Sunday with sailing vessels, rides, music, food, vendors and a fireworks show Saturday night.

Organizers say more than 200 vendors are taking part in the festival.

Entertainment ranges from free hula hoop lessons to multiple stages for musical acts, including the Harlem Gospel Choir, which will close the festival Sunday.

There also will be a free art show on Bank Street.