What’s going on at the Great Yarmouth Maritime Festival?

PUBLISHED: 15:52 09 September 2017 | UPDATED: 15:52 09 September 2017

Maritime festival Yarmouth

Maritime festival Yarmouth


The 2015 Great Yarmouth Maritime Festival.

Picture: James Bass The 2015 Great Yarmouth Maritime Festival. Picture: James Bass

The 2017 Great Yarmouth Maritime Festival is in full swing, here’s what you can expect to see and do.

There’s a range of boats that have docked in at South Quay. You can go aboard the George Stephenson, which is new for this year. The ship is made completely from recycled materials, there is nothing new on it.

One of the worlds largest remaining wooden tall ships, the Kaskelot is also docked for visitors to look around and steam drifter, Lydia Eva is also welcoming visitors aboard.

CPV Alert, a vessel for the Border Force, Lifeboats Samarbeta and Laura Moncur and boat, MTB102 which has had its time to shine in 1976 film, The Eagle has landed are also docked up.

There are performances throught the festival from singers, bands and groups from as close as Great Yarmouth to as far as Barcelona.

The East Norfolk Militia has shows on throughout both days. Expect some dastardly deeds and plenty of gun powder.

The DLR Freestyle Jet Ski display team will be performing on the water, with a range of stunts from backflips and barrel rolls to submarines and fountains in the river.

There are lots of free fun things to get involved with, from watching a Punch and Judy performance, getting stuck in with some arts and crafts and try your hand at spinning.

For more information on the Maritime Festival, visit

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