The Great Yarmouth Maritime Festival will take place on Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 September 2013 along the length of South Quay, which will be packed with exhibitions, demonstrations, stalls and ships for visitors to explore for a whole weekend.
The Maritime Festival is a riot of colour with tall ships and supply vessels flying colourful bunting from their masts. In 2013 we are proud to welcome the Dutch tall ship the Morgenster and also the steam tug boat Challenge. Find out more about the visiting tall ships and other outstanding displays of ship engineering at 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 at the 2012 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.