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Poole Maritime Festival 2017

An exciting week of events that includes the prestigious European Maritime Day. With activity aimed at local businesses plus a spectacular line up of family focused maritime events and entertainment - it’s a week not to be missed!

Poole Maritime Festival 2017European Maritime Day
18-19 May, Lighthouse Poole

Held for the first time in 2008, European Maritime Day (EMD) is a prestigious international two-day conference and exhibition hosted by a different country
each year.



Taste of the SouthA Taste of the South
19-21 May, Poole Park
Taste of the South is a brand-new free event coming to
Poole Park, featuring artisan food, drink and produce,
stalls and cookery demonstrations from south coast
culinary experts, producers and chefs.

Cargo 201718-20 May, Poole Quay to Scaplen's Court
Valise Noire link will open in new window present CARGO. A dynamic new outdoor performance bringing Poole's maritime heritage of The Great Quay to life.


Poole Harbour Boat Show
19-21 May, Poole Quay
Poole Harbour Boat Show 2017The third Poole Harbour Boat Show will return in 2017, taking place from 19 till 21 May and featuring a marina full of exhibitors and quayside stalls. This award winning Boat Show is a free event open to the public.


Seven Seas Festival 2017Seven Seas Festival 
19-21 May, Poole Quay
The Seven Seas Festival is a FREE family festival – a voyage of discovery that celebrates the food, music and culture of the world in seven unique arenas at Harbourside Park.



Pop up Theatre Poole Maritime FestivalThe Kitchen Pop Up Theatre

17-21 May, various locations and times
Free light-hearted family prodution; 'The History of Poole Maritime in Thirty Minutes Flat Show' presented by Idea Cabinet.  Enjoy a romp through Poole's maritime history through the eyes of Galactic Interplanetary visitors in the guise of Steampunk space travellers, searching for somewhere to rehome that has a large 'Poole' of water.  Featuring vikings, pirates and the D-Day Landings, the show contains infectious join-in songs, comic interludes, true facts and some not-so-true revelations about the history of Poole.

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Celebrate Poole Maritime Festival with the RNLI.

Poole Libraries link will open in new window will celebrate with sea-themed storytimes, crafts and displays for families throughout the week.

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