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Great Yarmouth Maritime Festival

JST Lord Nelson Lydia Eva

All aboard for the 2015 Great Yarmouth Maritime Festival on Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 September on South Quay!

In association with Seajacks UK Ltd. the Great Yarmouth Maritime Festival is a fantastic free two-day event which takes place all along historic South Quay with live shanty folk music and street theatre and is packed with exhibitions, demonstrations, stalls and ships for visitors to explore for the whole weekend. 

Join in the fun at Great Yarmouth's most prestigious annual event where 30,000 people come together to celebrate the town's maritime past, present and future. 

Tall Ships at the Great Yarmouth Maritime Festival

The Maritime Festival is always riot of colour with tall ships and supply vessels flying colourful bunting from their masts.

In 2015 we are delighted to welcome back the JST Lord Nelson which will be mooring up on the quayside for visitors to go aboard. 

If you're a Norfolk or Suffolk resident, check out our competition for an amazing opportunity to win a seven day voyage aboard the Lord Nelson tall ship, sailing from Canary Wharf to Great Yarmouth.

We're still in negotiations for other ships for this year's festival, so watch this space! 

Shanty Music at the Great Yarmouth Maritime Festival

Three different stages play host to a huge variety of live shanty music and sea shanty songs at the Great Yarmouth Maritime Festival, performed live by bands from all over the UK and Europe. This year's musical line-up will be as lively as ever and we hope to announce the details of the extremely talented shanty music and folk musicians who will be playing at the 2015 festival.

Demonstrators & Exhibitions at Great Yarmouth Maritime Festival

Packed marquees will be set up all along historic South Quay for the Maritime Festival. Visitors will be able to take their time browsing all the maritime related craft and charity stalls picking up some unique gift ideas and trying their hand at some traditional maritime skills at the demonstration stands. Festival-goers can also enjoy street entertainment, face-painting and fun children's activities.