The Great Yarmouth Maritime Festival 2013 was a huge success, and took place on Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 September 2013 along the length of South Quay, which was be packed with exhibitions, demonstrations, stalls and ships for visitors to explore for a whole weekend. The weather was glorious and more than 30,000 visitors had a fantastic time. We're already looking forward to next year's festival which will be on Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 September 2014!
The Maritime Festival is always riot of colour with tall ships and supply vessels flying colourful bunting from their masts. We proudly welcomed the Dutch tall ship the Morgenster and also the steam tug boat Challenge to the 2013 festival. Find out more about the visiting tall ships and other outstanding displays of ship engineering who visited the 2013 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. Find out more about the extremely talented array of shanty music and folk musicians who played the 2013 festival.
Packed marquees are set up all along historic South Quay for the Maritime Festival. Visitors can take their time browsing all the maritime related craft and charity stalls picking up some unique gift ideas and try their hand at some traditional maritime skills at the demonstration stands. Visitors can also enjoy street entertainment, face-painting and fun children's activities.