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Tall Ships 2017

The Tall Ships Festival returns this May Bank Holiday at Gloucester Docks!
From Saturday the 27th of May to Monday the 29th the Event offers;
Nautical activities, fun games, Captain Jack, food market, music stage and of course Tall Ships!

This year will also see the return of the Shanty Festival (please note this is running from Friday the 26th to Sunday the 28th) which includes swash buckling acts across Gloucester City Centre. On the doorstep of Gloucester Quays, this Event is a perfect family day out with retail therapy and plenty of places to eat. Please note this Event is organised by Gloucester Tourist Information and Marketing Gloucester.

At Gloucester Quays, activity throughout the weekend will include:
• A treasure trail around the centre with the chance to gain a sweet treat
• See pirates at various intervals throughout the day
• Retailer offers and promotions
• Competitions

Please see Event Opening Times and Ticket Details below.

Event Times
Saturday 10am to 6pm
Sunday 10am to 6pm
Monday 10am to 5pm

Ticket Information

Day entry to the Docks: £3
Unlimited weekend entry with access on the vessels and in the museums : £7
*Children under 12 go free.

To purchase tickets, please visit:


Tourist information:

The Sea Shanty Festival: