Inspiring Events

Liverpool Events

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Riverfest becomes a mecca for families, foodies, fun runners and watersport enthusiasts each May Bank Holiday for the city’s premier summer festival.

Richard Harris International Film Festival

Limerick’s most famous and favourite actor Richard Harris is commemorated in this annual film festival held over the October Bank Holiday Weekend.

The Richard Harris International Film Festival hosts retrospective screenings of Richard Harris films, as well as screenings of a wide variety of local and international premieres and documentaries, live script readings and interactive acting masterclasses.

Limerick Electronics Arts Festival: LEAF

The inaugural Limerick Electronics Arts Festival will welcome internationally renowned music artists, leaders in social media innovation, e-sports stars and innovators in tech for a world-first event showcasing electronic arts, the intersection of technology and artistic expression throughout Limerick in a range of re-imagined city centre venues.

The main venue of the festival will be the expansive site of the historic Cleeve’s Factory located on the northern bank of the River Shannon, in the city centre.

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Ocean to City (06 June 2020)

Multicraft race which features over 600 participants in over 200 boats.

Cork Harbour Festival

Cork Harbour Festival 15 – 24 May 2020 A week-long celebration of Ireland’s maritime culture with over 70 different events – taking place in Cork City as well as in 15 harbour towns and villages.


Seafest 15 – 17 May 2020 This event rotates around Ireland but for 3 years (2019-2021) will be in Cork. It is Ireland’s largest free maritime festival, which aims to increase participation and engagement with the sea.

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Illuminate November

Illuminate is a spectacular light based festival held yearly at the Royal William Yard.

Plymouth Seafood Festival

September Brings The Barbican and Sutton Harbour alive with entertainment, activities and dishes to celebrate the city’s fantastic caught seafood.

Armed Forces Day

As a proud military city Plymouth hosts an annual Armed Forces Day event to celebrate the links with its military personnel.

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Fécamp Grand’Escale

Fécamp Grand’Escale 1 to 5 July

One year after the world-famous Rouen Armada, several majestic tall ships will set course for Normandy again to take part in the very first edition of Fécamp Grand’Escale. This event will bring together sailing ships, yachts and steamboats at the heart of the Alabaster Coast from 1 to 5 July.

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European Heritage Open Days

European Heritage Open Days 21st and 22nd September

D-Day Landings 6th June

Each year since 2007, D-Day Festival Normandy has been offering a program of festive events for the anniversary of the Allied Landings of 6th June 1944.

Vineyards in Normandy

To sample their famous ciders and calvados

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Francofolies 10th – 14th July

One of the most significant festival of music and mainly French-speaking songs of the summer.

The Grand Pavois

The Grand Pavois 29th September – 4th October

The largest European in-water boat show in the Minimes Marina.

The Adventure film Festival

The Adventure film Festival  9th – 15th November

An unmissable event for all adventure documentary film lovers, lovers of huge areas and curious travellers.

Open Port Day

June 14 For the 130th birthday of the port of La Pallice, you will be able to discover the port and its WW2 submarine base, which is a unique heritage of the Atlantic Wall.

European Bunker Day

European Bunker Day  30-31 May

Open Port Day

Though closed to the public since 2010, the trade Port still arouses the curiosity of all. To create a strong link between the port and the district, the “Open Port Day” offers every year in June, an opportunity for curious people from here and elsewhere to meet professionals to discover their trades and activities.

On this occasion, you can visit the trade Port by sea (by boat) or on land (by bus), as well as most of the servitude ships. Enter the heart of the port universe and experience a moment of sharing and exchange during this day not to be missed.

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Sail the Way

Sail the Way

Brion Battle Sunday

End of August

Festival of Las Pepitas

Festival of Las Pepitas Mars

Las Meninas

Las Meninas Septembre

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Marolas Festival

Marolas Festival (beaches) July

Codfish Festival


Lord Jesus of Sailors


Our Lady of the Sailors Nautical Procession


On-board Gastronomy Festival


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Tall Ship Race 2021

Following extensive discussions with our Host Port partners in Lisbon, Cadiz and A Coruna, the Tall Ships fleet and all relevant bodies over the impact of the Coronavirus (COVID 19) pandemic, the decision was made to postpone The Tall Ships Races 2020 until 2021 (September 9-12 )

The Tall Ships Races Magellan-Elcano 500 Series 2021

Sail GP

October 9-12



Annual Music concerts and Festivals in the Port

Annual Music concerts and Festivals in the Port of Cadiz in summer time.

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