Welcome to the biennial Maritime Festival in the Cornish village of Mousehole. Founded in 1996 to preserve the identity of the village as a working fishing village and celebrate its maritime past.

Our next Festival will be held on 13-15 July 2018 – see you there! Don’t forget to book your boat in.

The harbour is the main focus, with visits from traditional craft, a full programme of rowing and sailing races, activities especially for the children, music, fun and games, traditional craft demonstrations, open artists’ studios, and of course plenty of local fare to eat and drink. The festival lasts over a three-day weekend with a variety of different events, performances and amusements.

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We are honoured to have Jonny Nance as the festival opener this year. Jonny is a humble man with many talents some include: imagination; energy; leadership; wisdom; seamanship; a skilled shipwright and; not forgetting his finely tuned singing voice! We are so pleased that Jonny is part of our festival and the St Ives Jumbo Association are able to share their beautiful boats with us again. For more info click on the Entertainment page...

"This festival reveals Mousehole's close relationship with the sea. From kids paddling at low tide, sculling races, to the harbour packed full of historic vessels, it’s when the village really comes to life. The best way to arrive is by boat, of course - I'll be on the 40' lugger Barnabas"

Toby Floyer, Sailor

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