Gloucester Tall Ships & Adventure 2019

Saturday 25th May – Monday 27th May


10AM – 6PM (Saturday & Sunday) 10AM – 5PM (Monday)


Gloucester Tall Ships & Adventure 2019

Saturday 25th May – 27th May

10AM – 6PM (Saturday and Sunday) 10AM – 5PM (Monday)

The Historic Gloucester Docks will be shown in all their splendour over the Spring Bank Holiday weekend as they play host to the award-winning Gloucester Tall Ships & Adventure festival and are chock full of fabulous activities for all the family to enjoy


Setting Sail on
Saturday 25 May –
Monday 27 May 2019


See a list of the ships that will be visiting




Attractions for the whole family!



Fun filled day for the whole family!

Kids of all ages will have lots to keep them entertained throughout the festival. They will absolutely love the awe-inspiring tall ships and the captivating stories from captain and crew about their adventures at sea.

Entertainment for all!

As well as marvelling at the awe-inspiring tall ships you’ll be able to spy pirates sword fighting, catch a sea shanty or two, try your hand at a variety of fun games, and visit fantastic food and drink and craft stalls, plus lots, lots more. Keep a lookout for the popular Captain Jack and his pirate pals as they treat kids to some dramatic duels and swashbuckling shows throughout the festival.

Need some food and drink? There will be stalls galore serving up all manner of scrumptious delights for young taste buds.

Live Music Stage!

The Gloucester Shanty Festival will provide young inquisitive minds with a look at folk and maritime traditions around the city centre. And for those youngsters who fancy a spot of singing and dancing, local bands will be playing on the live music stage!

Adventures from the high seas and bygone days from the Victorian period will be brought to life at the Gloucester Tall Ships festival. As one of the best preserved Victorian inland ports in the country, it couldn’t be more fitting to have wonderful characters from that famous era parading around in their old-fashioned but distinctive garb during the festival.

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Here's a few suggestions for some raucous, toe-tapping music at the Orchard Square Main Stage (by the National Waterways Museum)

14:45 El Pony Pisador - 5 piece from Barcelona

15:30 Ruzz Guitars Blues Revue - R'n'B/Rock'n'Roll band hailing from Bristol

17:00 Seas Of Mirth
Probably best described as a nautical prog-rock party band!
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Tall Ships Announcements

Almost 100 stalls on offer at the Gloucester Tall Ships and Adventure Festival

From street food and spirits to jewellery, bags and gifts - there is something for everyone at the Gloucester Tall Ships and Adventure Festival. While the ships, Jet Suits, paddle boarding and other activities and displays are sure to wow the crowds the selection of...

When to see the Gravity Jet Suit displays and live performances at the festival

This year's Gloucester Tall Ships and Adventure Festival promises to be the biggest and best yet with more activities on than ever before. We have released the timetable of all the displays and live performances to help visitors make the most of their trip to the...

How to plan your journey to the Gloucester Tall Ships and Adventure Festival

Visitors to this weekend’s Gloucester Tall Ships and Adventure Festival are being urged to plan ahead when it comes to their travel arrangements. It is estimated there could be up to 200,000 people heading to the Gloucester Docks as the award-winning event takes place...