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Great Yarmouth Maritime Festival 2017 Returns Once More

Returning again this September, the Great Yarmouth Maritime Festival 2017 celebrates the town’s historic South Quay, along with its fishing heritage. The festival will take over South Quay on the 9th and 10th of September.

The festival has much to see, explore and get involved with, from live shanty folk music to battle scene re-enactments from the East Norfolk Militia! There are also plenty of ships to step on-board and lots of street theatre exhibitions to enjoy. The festival’s mascots will also be in attendance, including Horatio Herring, Mrs. H (his wife!) and their good friend Lofty the Lighthouse.

Visitors can also book onto a new feature for the Great Yarmouth Maritime Festival 2017, ‘Ready, Steady, Paint’, where visitors are challenged to show off their creative skills under the guidance of local artist Ernie Childs. Find out more here.

There are also a number of family events and entertainment, including a Punch and Judy puppet show and a performance from the Wrentham Brass Band on Sunday.

Having been a port since the medieval era, Great Yarmouth has evolved ever since. Starting with herring fishing boats and eventually being replaced with offshore survey and supply vessels, the South Quay still remains a focal point for maritime activity.

Find out more about the Great Yarmouth Maritime Festival 2017 here.

Photo of Ship on Quay and mascots by Keiron Tovell, courtesy of Great Yarmouth Borough Council.