The Great Yarmouth Maritime Festival 2014 in association with Seajacks UK Ltd will take place on Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 September along the length of South Quay, and will be packed with exhibitions, demonstrations, stalls and ships for visitors to explore for the whole weekend. Come and join more than 30,000 visitors to Great Yarmouth's most prestigious annual event, where we celebrate the town's maritime past, present and future.
The Maritime Festival is always riot of colour with tall ships and supply vessels flying colourful bunting from their masts. We're delighted to announce that this year we will have two fabulous visiting tall ships in port, the Dutch 3 masted schooner, the Minerva who is visiting for the first time and offering passenger sailing trips and the Tres Hombres which is back for a second visit. Many other vessels will be moored alongside at this year's festival, all outstanding displays of ship engineering.
Three different stages will 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. We're now pleased to announce this year's musical line-up and you can find out more about the extremely talented array of shanty music and folk musicians who will be playing at the 2014 festival.
Packed marquees will be 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. Festival-goers can also enjoy street entertainment, face-painting and fun children's activities.