Great Yarmouth Maritime Festival 2019

The 2019 Great Yarmouth Maritime Festival will take place on Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 September.

The famous Great Yarmouth Maritime Festival is a fantastic free two-day event found on historic South Quay with ships to go aboard, live shanty folk music, fun street theatre exhibitions and demonstrations for visitors to explore.

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Join in the fun at the Great Yarmouth Maritime Festival

Join in the fun at Great Yarmouth’s most prestigious annual event on Great Yarmouth’s historic South Quay and celebrate the town’s maritime past, present and future. It is the best weekend in September to take time out and explore the town, starting with a great free festival.

Ships at the Great Yarmouth Maritime Festival

The Maritime Festival is always a riot of colour with ships and boats flying colourful bunting from their masts. Watch this space to see which vessels will visit the festival this year.

Shanty Music at the Great Yarmouth Maritime Festival

Three different stages will host a huge variety of live folk music and sea shanty songs at the Great Yarmouth Maritime Festival, performed live by bands from all over the UK and Europe.

Visit the Heritage Quarter

Come along to the Heritage Quarter and help to celebrate the centenary year of the end of the First World War.

Demonstrators & Exhibitions at Great Yarmouth Maritime Festival

Packed marquees with demonstrations and exhibitions are set up all along historic South Quay for Maritime Festival visitors to see. Maritime related craft and charity stalls have all sorts of things to buy.  Visitors can also try their hand at some traditional maritime skills on the demonstration stands. Festival-goers also enjoy street entertainment and fun children’s activities.

Come on down to the FREE Great Yarmouth Maritime Festival, Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 September 2019 on South Quay, Great Yarmouth.