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Ipswich Maritime Festival

Time to celebrate our maritime history!

The Maritime Ipswich Festival runs from Saturday 19th until Sunday 20th August on the Ipswich Waterfront.  Based on a Viking theme, the event will again includes visits by a number of historic vessels, a funfair, Street & Food Markets, and a music stage.

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, concluding with a waterfront firework display on the Sunday evening.


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