This Years Festival

HISF 11-13th October 2024

Our Programme for the 2024 Festival is packed with a wide variety of exciting maritime events. We have a fantastic line up of Artists, with concerts large and small; there are pubs and clubs, boats and trains, a Napoleonic Fort, a Palmerston Fort, a Victorian Pier, Edwardian Cinema and Georgian Church in which to enjoy the entertainment.  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.