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Great Yarmouth Maritime Festival

Great Yarmouth, Norfolk
07 September 19

A fantastic free two-day event found on historic South Quay

Date: 07 September 19 — 08 September 19 | Report this event.

Entrance Price free Per person

The 2019 Great Yarmouth Maritime Festival in association with Seajacks UK Ltd  will take place on Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 September.

A popular event celebrating the rich seafaring history of Great Yarmouth is set to sail back into town this autumn.

For the 19th year the Maritime Festival, on September 8 and 9, will see the South Quay come alive with music, family entertainment and stalls, accompanied by a selection of boats moored up and ready to welcome visitors.

Sponsors had a taste of what is in store during Monday’s official launch on-board the Lydia Eva steam drifter.

Representatives from Seajacks, Bateman Groundworks, Stephenson Smart, Persimmon Homes, E.on, Boskalis (Gardline), Peel Ports, Elm Contracts, MDF Transport, Norse and Ikon Ambulance Services Limited, enjoyed a drinks reception, lunch and a tour of the vessel from the crew.

The first festival was staged in 2000 and typically features a packed programme of activities, exhibits, stalls, music and street entertainment, alongside the boats moored at the quayside.

Ever present steam drifter the Lydia Eva, a living museum of the herring fishery, will be open to visitors during the weekend, alongside a Belgian minesweeper “Bernisse”, a new addition this year, and the MTB 102 motor torpedo boat.

Also back by popular demand is the Triton owned by Boskalis (Gardline) and the George Stephenson, a new steam ship built using recycled or salvaged parts from other vessels and buildings.

Additional Information

Event Location: Britannia Pier, Marine Parade, Great Yarmouth NR30 2EH, United Kingdom

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