Next weekend we have the annual ‘Maritime Festival’ here in Ipswich. This increasingly popular event is one of the cultural highlights of the waterfront in Ipswich. This year events will have a Viking theme, celebrating the recapture of Ipswich from Viking control 1,100 years ago in 917.
Part of the reason for the popularity of the Maritime Festival stems from the fact that there really is something for everyone. There will be historical re-enactments and a wide variety of vessels out on the water. While back on dry land visitors have the opportunity to enjoy a number of diverse food stalls, including the ever-popular street food stalls. The Maritime Festival is very family friendly. There are a good number of child-focussed activities planned. There will be a funfair for kids of all ages (including adults!), as well as some more gentle entertainment, including live music and some ‘horrible history’ tours. One of the highlights of this annual festival is the massive fireworks display on the Sunday night.
Admission to the festival is free. A full list of activities and events can be found by clicking here…
Ipswich Maritime Festival – how to join us on board.
To celebrate the 2017 Ipswich Maritime Festival we have scheduled some really special opportunities for you to join us on one of our yachts; the luxurious Viking Blue. We would love for you to join us on an of the following dates.
Sunday 20th August – Special ‘sundowner sail‘ including antipasti, returning to the marina for the best view of the fireworks display
For details on how to book and pricing please call us on 01394 421209. The Maritime weekend experiences sell out quite fast each year, especially the Sunday evening, so don’t delay, contact us today!
Experiencing the Maritime Festival from the deck of a yacht provides a unique perspective of the festivities. For each of the dates above we will be sailing down the River Orwell, giving guests a great opportunity to get a really good feel for just how special the maritime area of our town is. The Orwell is a grand river with a fascinating history. Experiencing the river from the deck of a luxury yacht is a memory that will last a lifetime.