This Years Festival

HISF 7-9th October 2022

Subject to no unexpected change in the Covid-19 situation all our usual events are planned to go ahead, with concerts, boat cruises, train trips, street theatre, pirates, Shanty Train, maritime crafts, workshops and more. Many of the events are free of charge and as many as possible are accessible to all. Our aim, as usual, is to fill the old town of Harwich with song, music and entertainment. And all with a nautical flavour befitting its maritime heritage.

We hope that whether you are a newcomer to this festival or a regular visitor, you will enjoy the variety of entertainment which is on offer, join in with at least some of the activities and return to us in the future.

Finally, the Festival would not exist without the support of our various sponsors, festival venues, hard working committee and the local community. Thanks go to all of those.