Southampton Maritime Festival

A great day out for all the family: 10:30 -18:00 22-23 August 2014

Take a step back in time at Southampton Maritime Festival as it commemorates the wartime and maritime history of the South.

During this two-day event many historic ships and vessels will be making their way into dock to join the festival. These include the national historic fleet’s HMS Medusa, ST Challenge, SS Shieldhall and many more. You can learn about each vessel’s role in the world wars, see heritage divers and experience Southampton’s wider wartime history.

On land you can also take in a large number of attractions and demonstrations over the course of two days. The quayside will be packed with exhibits including historic cars, classic steam vehicles and heritage trams, whilst Southampton’s Ocean Cruise Terminal will house indoor heritage displays, art exhibits, craft fairs and traders. 

With over 12,000 visitors last year, the event really is a highlight of the summer calendar!

This charity heritage event is organised by the Southampton Heritage Federation spearheaded by the Maritime Archaeology Trust.

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Hurricane and spitfire flyover time change
The pilots have advised us that they'll be arriving approximately at 2.10pm. 


Tickets for the free heritage bus tours have all gone
Congratulations to those who claimed tickets for a bus tour this year. If you didn't manage to get a ticket, there may be a few spaces to be filled if people fail to show up - you'll need to ask at the beginning of each tour.



Extend the festival fun at Calshot
Want to try out water based or land based sports? Sailfest is a great opportunity to extend the maritime fun. Find out more


Bring your vintage vehicle, gain free admission and enter our competition!
Find out more at our 'Best Vintage Vehicle Competition' page


Parking limitations at the event
Please be aware that parking onsite is limited. We have limited spaces available for pre booking with advance tickets but there will be no parking at the event for those turning up on the day. Shuttle buses will run every 30 minutes from Southampton Central, SeaCity, West Quay and Platform Road to the event and nearby car parks should be used.


Plane flypast incorrect in the Daily Echo
Correction to Daily Echo article published 20/06/2014. The Red Arrows are not confirmed for this year's festival. Saturday will see a Hurricane and Spitfire flyover.


Art competition

Have the kids got a flair for art? They could have the chance of being featured in a special mural. Find out more


X Factor's Kingsland Road set to appear at the Festival

The five piece boy band will headlining the Festival's Family Friday. Find out more


We need volunteers!

We need your support to make the event a success. Find out how you could help


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