Join us on a voyage of discovery, as we set sail into Grimsby’s future, present and past through the town’s newest festival, Festival of the Sea.

We invite you to celebrate our connections to the sea, while experiencing leading outdoor performances and exploring more about the town’s history.

‘Festival Square’ will host a free programme of vibrant street theatre, live music and dance from talented local and national artists and there’s the chance to engage in heritage walks and talks while thinking more about sustainability. Within the square, food stalls will celebrate Grimsby’s links to the sea through its world-leading seafood sector and the Minster café will be open.

A series of online events hosted between 11 and 15 July, will delve into Grimsby’s sea-faring heritage and families can also join in nature activities on the festival day, helping them learn more about the wildlife around our waterways.

Festival of the Sea is a key event for Grimsby, offering something for all ages. Its introductory year was planned under the constantly shifting tides of the pandemic and we’ll be managing audiences through ticketing to ensure safe and enjoyable events.

Book your free tickets for two-hour Festival Square timeslots as well as for activity taking place outside the square and online.


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Produced by Walk the Plank and The Culture House, and supported by Grimsby Creates – which is funded by The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport via the Cultural Development Fund which is administered by Arts Council England.

With thanks to Ørsted, New England Seafood International and Alfred Enderby: named one of Britain’s Best in the Great British Food awards 2020. Also with thanks to Without Walls – The Culture House is a member of Without Walls touring network giving audiences in Grimsby access to contemporary work created especially for the outdoors – and National Lottery Heritage Fund, the team at Grimsby Minster, Made Great in Grimsby, Spruce Creative and Haus of Pink and Red.