This Years Festival

NEW: 2021 Artists released!

The advent of the Covid Pandemic has meant delay and cancellation to so many events around the whole world and here in Harwich we regretfully were forced to cancel our 2020 Festival. Coinciding with the 400th Anniversary of the Pilgrim Fathers voyage to the New World and partnering with so many of the towns from which those Pilgrims came, our Festival was due to celebrate this towns close connection with that famous voyage. In fact the town of Harwich had a year long programme of Mayflower related events which we were proud to be part of.

As we move towards Summer 2021, there is reason to be more hopeful that we can once again deliver a successful and popular Festival celebrating our long maritime tradition. With a slightly streamlined new look to the Festival we are confident that we can still offer a full, varied and enticing programme. The Mayflower theme will still be a core theme of our 2021 Festival and we have included Artists representing most of the Mayflower towns, including Leiden in the Netherlands where the Pilgrims settled for a few years before their epic voyage. Obviously safety remains a major concern and we will be following closely all developments with the worldwide pandemic and all current Government advice. We would urge you to sign up for our Monthly Newsletter and to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and here on our website to keep abreast of any news.