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Ipswich Maritime Festival

Time to celebrate our maritime history!

The Maritime Ipswich Festival runs from Saturday 15th until Sunday 16th August on the Ipswich Waterfront with some activities starting on the later part of Friday 14th. Key activities are Re-enactments, Historic Vessels, Funfair, Street & Food Markets, and the ‘Pilots Mess Pub’ together with a music stage on board a barge.

Since the event was reintroduced in 2010 the festival has gone from strength to strength attracting in excess of 70,000 visitors and is organised by Ipswich Borough Council , in partnership with ABP, Ipswich Maritime Trust, Ipswich Waterfront Action and local organisations and businesses.

The Maritime Festival is located throughout the waterfront and includes the Island site, along the northern and eastern quays (with event control based in Aquarium located on the top floor of the Eastern Enterprise Hub in the James Hehir Building). The Waterside activity runs on Saturday and Sunday between 10am-10pm.

The following links provide more information on events happening as part of Maritime Ipswich 2015 or click here to download the official leaflet, outlining the full programme of events and activities.

The dates for the next Maritime Ipswich Event re confirmed as 19th & 20th August 2017. If you would like to be involved in the event, as an exhibitor, market stall holder, volunteer or vendor then contact Jay Harvey at Ipswich Borough Council - jay.harvey@ipswich.gov.uk