What is this event about?

The Southampton Maritime Festival is about the promotion of Southampton’s long and proud maritime heritage, through a two day event aimed to inform and entertain people. Demonstrations, displays, stalls and exhibitions by a wide variety of heritage organisations and traders will allow the public to investigate the aspects of Southampton’s history in an interesting and engaging way. 

Who is organising this event?

This event is organised by a range of industry bodies and heritage associations. Please see the organisers page for details. 

How can I get involved as an individual?

Please see the Volunteers page for more information.

How can I get a stall/exhibition space?

Please see the exhibitor registration page for more information.

What can I do if I would like to perform at the festival?

Please see the volunteer roles page for a list of roles available, and the volunteer registration page to apply.

How can I sponsor/donate to this event?

Any amount you wish to give in the form of a donation or sponsorship would be gratefully received. Please contact  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information. 

If you have any questions not answered here, please email Jan Gillespie at jan.gillespie[at]