Saturday 18-Sunday 19 August
(Sunday 6pm finish)
Ipswich Maritime Festival 2018
The Ipswich Maritime Festival returns with a splash in August, with even more on the schedule for our celebrations of all thing nautical!
We have a whole weekend of live entertainment on our stage, plus performers displaying their amazing skills on our streets, historical reenactments, and a fireworks display to dazzle you on the Saturday night.
Buckle up your boots and find your sea legs for a weekend of fun on the Waterfront!
Pirate & Sailor Costumes
Yo-ho-ho! Get you best buckaneer gear on and join in the fun of Maritime as a salty sailor or darstadly pirate!
Enjoy sumptuous food from around the world in our market or sweet treats from our stalls – there’s something to everyone’s taste!
We will be lighting up the sky with this brilliant display once again, with a show so dazzling you might even need sunglasses!
The Maritime fun fair returns to our pitcturesque Waterfront, and there’s fun for the young and young at heart alike!
Two Days of Live Entertainment
Never a dull moment at Ipswich Maritime when we have two whole days of live acts performing on our Waterfront!
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!
Be dazzled by the talents of our remarkable acts who will be making this Maritime Festival one to remember!
We’re under seige! The festival will see longships arrive laden with soliders and spears, but thankfully it’s all fun… and historically accurate!
Wether you’re getting into the Maritime Festival spirit or sampling the wares of our local traders, there’s something for everyone.
Flotilla will be filling the Ipswich Waterfront for Maritime Festival, so you’ll be able to see some of the most magnificent ships!
Capitain Jack Sparrow Lookalike
Matt Harris is Maritime’s own Capitan Jack Sparrow, setting sail to Ipswich where it is his intention to commandeer a ship, pick up a crew, raid, pillage, plunder and otherwise pilfer his weasley black guts out. Savy?
There are several Ipswich Borough Council car parks available throughout the town centre. You can find a full list here.