The Great Yarmouth Maritime Festival Returns this September!

The 2017 Great Yarmouth Maritime Festival, in association with Seajacks UK Ltd, takes place on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th of September 2017! This free 2-day event takes place on the historic South Quay in the heart of the coastal town.

You can enjoy shanty music at the Great Yarmouth Maritime Festival!

The Great Yarmouth Maritime Festival takes place again this September 2017!With ships to go aboard, live shanty folk music, street theatre exhibitions that the kids will love, and demonstrations for festival goers to explore. The festival will also feature a new ‘Ready, Steady, Paint’ challenge for visitors to the festival, with local artist Ernie Childs, giving guests the chance to showcase their creative skills. You can find out more about this here – booking is advised!

Street entertainment includes the East Norfolk Militia, who perform battle scene and parade re-enactments, as well as the festival’s mascots, Horatio Herring, his wife Mrs. H and their friend Lofty the Lighthouse! The Wrentham Brass Band will also be performing on Sunday morning, and a classic Punch and Judy puppet show will take place – great fun for all the family!

Why not see if you can spot the mascots of the Great Yarmouth Maritime Festival? There’s Horatio Herring, Mrs. H, and Lofty Lighthouse!

Great Yarmouth, a port since the medieval times, has evolved and changed since It began its life with herring fishing boats, replaced with offshore survey and supply vessels. Still a busy hive of activity, the South Quay is home to history, including several museums dotted along the quayside and down its side streets.

You can find out more about the Great Yarmouth Maritime Festival 2017, including what’s on and what you can expect to see, on the Great Yarmouth tourism website here.

Last reviewed 15 August 2017. Photo of ship on quay and and mascots by Keiron Tovell, photo of shanty performers by Andrew Florides. All photos of courtesy of Great Yarmouth Borough Council.
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