Ferry Fest 2018


All the fun of Ferry Fest Felixstowe 2018

August bank holiday weekend at Felixstowe Ferry promises to be like no other as the first Ferry Fest Felixstowe gets underway from Friday August 24 until Monday August 27.

Felixstowe Ferry will be buzzing with activity – live bands, dance, a ceilidh, theatre, music and poetry, a musical review, craft stalls, beach activities, photography exhibition, plus a pirate themed day for all the family.


Events get underway on Friday, August 24, 7.30pm with the launch party at Felixstowe Ferry Sailing Club, with live music from JS and Lockerbillies, and the Craze (tickets £6).


On Saturday, August 25, there’s a new play inspired by the 65th anniversary of the 1953 East Coast Floods in St Nicholas Church at 1.30pm and 4pm (tickets £5) and an accompanying exhibition about the floods. People are invited to come along and share their memories and thoughts of the historic event 65 years ago in a memory book.

At 7.30pm there will be a ceilidh at the sailing club with acclaimed Harbour Lights (tickets £8).

Also at the sailing club on Saturday, professional photographer Justin Minns will stage a solo exhibition, and will lead an early evening photography walk/workshop around the harbour (tickets £15 book justinminns.co.uk/workshops-1/ferryfest-photo-walk)

On Millennium Green people can browse high quality craft stalls and listen to live acoustic music from jazz funk combo Spunky Funk Boiz


On Sunday August 26, at the sailing club young people can take part in a Musical in a Morning workshop and performance (booking essential), while everyone can get moving in three flamenco dance workshops.

At St Nicholas’ Church the floods exhibition continues while Emily Bennett and Brian Ralph put poetry and music together in I Must Go Down to the Sea Again. This is followed by a classical concert from Quartetto Familia and evening service.

In the evening at the sailing club, audiences can enjoy a musical review, Back in Business (book tickets).

On the Millennium Green, everyone can move to the Latin rhythms of Samboomba, or join a nature walk around the estuary.


Monday, August 27, families can dress up and join in a pirate themed day, with pop-up pirate storytellers, beach craft activities, games on the green, powerboat rides, the arrival of Captain Fanplastic, a plastic pirate built by eco-warrior Jason Alexander, also known as The Wildlife Gadget Man. Enter the Name the Parrot

Competition or Best Dressed Pirate Family. Festival-goers who park at Cliff Road Car Park can join a treasure hunt along the coastal path to Felixstowe Ferry. There are prizes to be won!

There is a free shuttle bus running on the hour from the slip road beside Felixstowe Railway Station between 11am and 5pm, returning from Felixstowe Ferry on the half-hour.

Book events – launch party, ceilidh, play, concerts, review and Musical in a Morning at ticketsource.co.uk/ferryfestfelixstowe or on the door (not Musical in a Morning)

For more information visit the Facebook page @FerryFestFelixstow


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