Wapping Wharf’s Maritime Shindig in Bristol Saturday 21st July

Wapping Wharf’s Maritime Shindig in Bristol Saturday 21st July

Posted on: 29 Jun 2018

From 12-5pm on Saturday 21st July, Bristol’s iconic Wapping Wharf will be transformed into a marine-inspired extravaganza. The event is being hosted as part of the Harbour Festival, with a variety of entertainment on offer throughout the day.


From sea shanty singers to stilt-walking, bubble-blowing pirates, and from steel drummers to storytelling mermaids, there will be plenty for all the family to enjoy.

Wapping Wharf's Maritime Shindig in Bristol

The event is the first of its kind and also gives people the chance to browse the independent shops, tuck into delicious food and enjoy a drink on the sparkling waterfront.

Here are the top six ways to enjoy the iconic festival at Wapping Wharf on Saturday July 21st:

• Listen to locally-based steel pan band, Pan Sonic, as the drummers fill the waterfront with amazing sounds.

• Meet a mermaid and be enthralled during a special storytelling session as she tells tall tales of sea-faring adventures.

• Listen to sea shanty songs from local performers as they sing about Bristol and its maritime past.

• Argh, me hearties! Watch out for stilt-walking, bubble-blowing pirates as they take over Gaol Ferry Steps and CARGO.

• Tuck into special festival treats offered during the event by Wapping Wharf businesses, including tasty cheese and crackers all ready to go in a picnic bag from the Bristol Cheesemonger, an oyster bar at Root, two new speciality burgers from Squeezed, a global fishstavaganza from Wild Beer, a delicious tuna tostada from Cargo Cantina and a tasty shrimp and tiger prawn bao from Woky Ko. Pigsty will also have a BBQ, serving up their award-winning Jolly Hog sausages.

• Admire contemporary art and craft influenced by the rich maritime heritage of Bristol's Harbourside at Portside Gallery.

For more information about the Harbour Festival click here.



Article by:

Hannah Moll

Hannah recently graduated with a degree in English with Writing. She is an avid writer, freelancer and creative. She is currently writing her first full-length novel and a collection of poetry. Always out and about in Bristol's music scene, she attends music events on a weekly basis.