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Mar 05

Tall Ships and Festivals promise to entrall the crowds at Liverpool and Bristol

The Northern Boat Show is being held on 25th to 28th May 2018 to coincide with the Mersey River Festival and Tall Ships Liverpool 2018. A huge fleet of tall ships is expected and an estimated one million spectators flocking to Liverpool’s waterfront. The Western Boat Show will be held over 3 days on 20th to 22nd July 2018 to coincide with the Bristol Harbour Festival and an estimated 250,000 visitors descending on the harbour front. Both Boat Shows cover the inland and offshore markets with a huge array of boats and boating products catering for all ways of getting on the water.

Between May 25-28, Liverpool will be transformed in to three cultural festivals – Liverpool Festival in the city centre, Irish Festival at the Albert Dock and French Festival on the Pier Head, each with their own unique atmosphere and cultural experience. Expect spectacular performances, unique entertainment, street animation and live music, as Liverpool waterfront is transformed.

Bristol Harbour Festival is one of the UK's largest public festivals and a chance for the city to showcase its rich musical and performance roots. The Bristol Harbour Festival attracts thousands of visitors to explore the two mile stretch of the harbour featuring seven areas including dance, music, children's activities, a busy on-water programme and phenomenal circus performances.

Richard Milbourn, Event Director of the Northern and Western Boat Shows said, “You will not find a better weekends entertainment for your family in Liverpool and Bristol. Most importantly, the Festivals and Tall Ships are free events and visitors can even register for free pontoon tickets to look at the boats on display in the Northern and Western Boat Shows enabling more people to become inspired to get on the water whether they’ve never owned a boat before or an experienced skipper.”

To claim free pontoon tickets for the Northern and Western Boat Shows please visit and

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