(WTNH) – The Connecticut Maritime Heritage Festival is coming back with a bang! The festival celebrates the sea and uniting Connecticut shores, and will return from Sept. 9 to Sept. 11.

It’s an incredibly popular event, and festival coordinators say there are a few new features that are sure to captivate the whole family.

Festival committee members Linda Mariani and Dante Piacenza joined News 8 to discuss the upcoming activities and what we can expect.

Watch the video above for the full interview.