Something for everyone at maritime extravaganza

Monday, 10 July 2017

There will be something to delight and entertain everyone at this year’s Seafest, Scarborough’s annual maritime festival, sponsored by Keepmoat Homes (, which is set to take place in the town’s South Bay from Friday 21 to Sunday 23 July.

As well as the ever popular culinary delights that will be created by some of North Yorkshire’s best chefs in the Scarborough Hospitality Association Food Theatre and a weekend full of live music, people of all ages will also be able to take advantage of a packed programme of maritime themed activities.

At North Wharf, there will be free tours on the Royal Navy HMS Puncher and HMS Trumpeter Explore between 12.30pm and 5.00pm on the Saturday and Sunday.

Anyone that’s ever wondered what it’s like inside Scarborough lighthouse, can get their curiosity satisfied on one of 20 tours of the iconic landmark that will take place during the weekend. Visitors will be able to find out all about the history of the lighthouse and will be given access to the upper balcony to admire and capture the amazing views of the coast and town. The tours, which will be conducted by members of Scarborough Yacht Club, will take place between 10.00am and 3.30pm on the Saturday and Sunday. Tours cost £2.50 per person. People that want to go on a tour must pre book and pay in advance by calling 01723 383636. Due to the nature of the building, the tours will not be suitable for children under 12 years of age and those with mobility difficulties.

On West Pier, The Coble and Keelboat Society exhibition will illustrate 10,000 years of fishing history in the North East and display a traditional coble fishing boat. The volunteers from the Scarborough Maritime Heritage Centre will be on hand to talk people through their displays of maritime history, model boats and net mending demonstrations.

At 9.45pm on Saturday 22 July a Grand Firework Display will light up South Bay and at 2.25pm on Sunday 23 July, it will be all eyes to the sky for a flypast by the Battle of Britain Lancaster Bomber.

Arts and crafts workshops, street theatre, children’s activities and guest appearances from Captain Crackers and his Jolly Tars complete the festival’s packed programme.

Janet Deacon, Welcome to Yorkshire Area Director said:

"Not long to go now until our extravaganza of all things maritime and it’s really shaping up to be a fantastic event. Whether visiting the coast or living close by, make sure Seafest’s in your diary, head to South Bay and get ready to enjoy a super weekend on the Yorkshire coast."

Seafest’s main sponsor, Keepmoat Homes, is a top UK housing company with expertise in new build homes and community regeneration. Keepmoat Homes is currently building the second phase of Capella at Westway, part of the wider Middle Deepdale area in Scarborough and is keen to develop strong links within the community by supporting local events.

More information about Seafest 2017 is available at