Join us for the second year of the Festival of the Sea, on Saturday 16 July 2022 11am-5pm on the River Freshney waterfront, celebrating Grimsby’s relationship to the sea.

  • Enjoy vibrant street theatre, live music and dance from talented local and national artists in the town centre during the day.
  • Grab a bite to eat from food stalls which celebrate Grimsby’s links to the sea through its world-leading seafood sector.
  • There’ll be activities for young people, families and friends, on site, or sign up for one of the walks to discover more about Grimsby’s heritage.
  • View the Docks Timeline along the walkway from Garth Line Bridge towards the Fishing Heritage Centre and make time to visit the Ross Tiger if it’s been a while since you were last on board.
  • Experience outdoor performance and explore our current connections to the new industries of the North Sea, home to the largest offshore wind farm in the world.

Find out what’s in store for the 2022 edition of the Festival of the Sea.

No need to book in advance but do note our new location, around the waterfront between the River Freshney and Alexandra Dock.


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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, DFDS and New England Seafood International. 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; Arts Council England and National Lottery Heritage Fund, Grimsby Minster, Made Great in Grimsby, Spruce Creative and Haus of Pink and Red.