Saturday 19-Sunday 20 August
Ipswich Maritime Festival 2017
The Ipswich Maritime Festival returns to the Waterfront this August to bring two days filled with music, historical re-enactments, a variety of vessels, street food, fairground rides and a range of stalls and children’s activities.
If that’s not enough we also have a fully programmed stage of live music performances, a bar area, fire performers and a firework finale on the Sunday night!
The 2017 event will take on a Viking theme based on the recapture of Ipswich from the Vikings 1100 years ago in 917AD.
Please be aware that we are no longer able to take applications for stall holders this year.
Experience flavours of the world with a mouth-watering and diverse selection of over 50 different continental stalls!
Our fireworks display is sure to dazzle! We’ll be lighting up the sky on Sunday from 9:30pm approx. to an accompaniment of music!
Fully Licensed Bar
We’ll be serving a quality selection of real ales as well as all the traditional beers, wines, spirits, ciders and soft drinks. Cheers!
The award-winning Funky Voices are returning! A high energy choir, who create a “wall of sound” with their performances!
The Maritime fun fair is back: bigger and better than last year and packed full of rides and games for endless entertainment!
Ipswich plays host to a fleet historic ships from all over the world, including the stunning Earl of Pembroke, at 44m long!
Boat Stage Entertainment
A full 2-days of brilliant musical entertainment, brought to you by the Blue Bus Tour Company. Get ready to sing and dance!
The brilliant and multi-talented Harvey Salmon will be leaving you in stiches with his comedic storytelling, fun for all the family!
Bigger Entertainment Area
You’ll be spolit for choice for entertainment! Ipswich certainly does entertain at this years Maritime Festival!
Barnet Hill Lifeboat Crew
Yo-ho-ho! Get ready to join in and experience the magic of a traditional sea shanty with the Barnet Hill Lifeboat Crew!
Waterfront Bistro Stage
Enjoy the soulful sounds of Irie J on Saturday and bop to some rockabilly with Josh Locke on Sunday, with paella and hog roast on offer too!
So amazing, it’ll take your breath away! See fire-breathing artists perform their magic along the waterfront this year!
There are several Ipswich Borough Council car parks available throughout the town centre. You can find a full list here.