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Gloucester Tall Ships Festival 2019
Friday 24th - Monday 27th May 2019 - Gloucester Docks
Gloucester Tall Ships and Adventure at Gloucester Docks with Gloucester Shanty Festival
Gloucester Tall Ships Festival and adventure, held in Gloucester Docks every other year, continues to be a huge hit with families, coach groups and ship enthusiasts, drawing audiences from around the country, with the 2015 festival attracting 125,000 people over the bank holiday weekend. What makes the event so distinctive is its setting in the UK’s most inland port surrounded by beautifully-preserved Victorian warehouses.
Five tall ships will sail into the docks and moor up on the quayside for visitors to see. There will be a raft of entertainment featuring marauding pirates (including Captain Jack Sparrow), nautical activities, fun games for children and grown-ups, a food market plus two museums on the docks site. There are live music stages featuring an eclectic selection of local bands and singers as well as the return of the essential Gloucester Shanty Festival.
Gloucester Tall Ships and Adventure at Gloucester Docks
There will be a raft of entertainment including Gravity Jet Suit displays, Industry Pro Wakeboparding championshisps, zip wire over the docks, marauding pirates, surf simulator, nautical activities, fun and games for children and grown-ups, a food market plus two museums on the docks site. There are live music stages featuring an eclectic selection of local bands and singers as well as the return of the essential Gloucester Shanty Festival.
Gloucester Zip Wire is part of Gloucester Tall Ships Festival and Adventure
The first Gloucester Tall Ships Festival was launched to lift local pride and show that the city was open for business following the devastating floods that hit Gloucestershire in 2007. Since then, it has gone from strength to strength, bolstering its reputation as one of the best Spring Bank Holiday events in the South West and an excellent value day for all the family.
Gloucester Tall Ships Festival was the runner up in the Recreation and Tourism category at the Living Waterway’s Awards 2016, to add to its Cotswolds Tourism Award 2014 and Waterside Renaissance Award in 2010.
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