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Something for the Weekend

22nd, 23rd, 24th & 25th August

Your bank holiday starts here and it’s busy with all things boaty.

The 2-day Southampton Maritime Festival starts today (22nd August), an event commemorating the wartime and maritime history of the South. Historic ships will be making their way into dock for visitor to view, including HMS Medusa, ST Challenge and SS Shieldhall. X Factor fans, if you get yourself down to the festival today for 2pm you will see a performance by Kingsland Road. On the dockside and inside Southampton’s Ocean Cruise Terminal there will be craft stalls, attractions and demonstrations including historic cars, classic steam vehicles and heritage trams. On Sunday there will be a Spitfire and Hurricane flyover. Tickets will be available to purchase on the festival gate (at Ocean Terminal Dock Gate 4), prices are: Adult (16+) £6.00, Over 60s £5.00, Children 6-15 - £1.50 and Under 5s free. For a programme of events and more information click here

It’s the 3-day Cardiff Harbour Festival where the Roald Dahl Plass will be transformed into an urban beach with entertainment, rides and stalls. There will be Continental Markets and the British Fishcraft Championships. It’s free to enter, for a programme of events and more information click here

The first 3-day Red Hill Boat Show in Nottingham kicks off tomorrow (23rd August), it will be featuring inland waterways boats and products, a boat jumble, food stands and children’s rides. Admission is £2 per person or £5 per family, with free parking and moorings available. For more information visit the Red Hill Marina website

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Have a great weekend everyone

Photo - Searchlight--by Harry-Allerston (Southampton Maritime Festival website)

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