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Thanks for visiting the Great Yarmouth Maritime Festival in September

The 2017 Great Yarmouth Maritime Festival in association with Seajacks UK Ltd took place on Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 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.

Save the date! The 2018 Great Yarmouth Maritime Festival will take place on Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 September. Take a look to see what we enjoyed at the 2017 Fesitval with details for 2018 to be announced in due course.

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.

Tall 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 visited the festival this year.

Shanty Music at the Great Yarmouth Maritime Festival

Three different stages hosted 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. 

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 had all sorts of things to buy.  Visitors also tried their hand at some traditional maritime skills on the demonstration stands. Festival-goers also enjoyed street entertainment, face-painting and fun children's activities.

Come on down to the FREE Great Yarmouth Maritime Festival, Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 September 2018 on South Quay, Great Yarmouth.

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