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!

Business Programme

15 – 17 May 2017 various locations around Poole

 

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European Maritime Day

18 – 19 May 2017 Lighthouse, Poole 

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Public Festival

17 - 21 May 2017 various locations around Poole

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European Maritime Day (EMD) is the most prestigious event organised by DG MARE, the European Commission's maritime/marine division. Designed to bring together Europe's community of maritime professionals in order to share knowledge and forge partnerships, the prestigious annual event has been hosted by some of Europe's major maritime locations since 2008. This year, in 2017, the honour has been awarded to Borough of Poole. 

This one-off opportunity will promote Poole as a springboard to promote local and regional business to an international audience. 

In support of EMD 2017 we have built a Business Programme and Public Festival that forms part of the week of activity collectively known as Poole Maritime Festival (PMF).

Directions

Strong links into the motorway network, trains to London, which take just under two hours and the growth of Bournemouth Airport for business and leisure travel, all add to the location’s ease of connectivity within the UK and abroad.

Accommodation

Find accommodation to suit a variety of styles and budgets in and around Poole. Book now through the official festival agent before the rush.

A Taste of the South

A 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.

Friday, 19 May 2017 to Sunday, 21 May 2017

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Cargo

Valise Noire present CARGO. A dynamic new outdoor performance bringing Poole's maritime heritage of The Great Quay to life.

Thursday, 18 May 2017 and Saturday, 20 May 2017

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Poole Harbour Boat Show

The 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

Friday, 19 May 2017 to Sunday, 21 May 2017

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Seven Seas Festival

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 Baiter.

Friday, 19 May 2017 to Sunday, 21 May 2017

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Telescope

A theatre dining experience based at The Kitchen. This is a truly Galactic Experience that explores the maritime history of Poole through the eyes of interplanetary Steam Punk Aliens.

Wednesday, 17 May 2017 to Sunday, 21 May 2017

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