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Scarborough Seafest 2014

Scarborough Seafest sets sail Friday 25th to Sunday 27th July 2014, with a raft of activities for the whole family to enjoy!


Scarborough's 16th Annual Seafest Maritime Festival, sponsored by Barratt Homes and Maldon Sea Salt Flakes, will host a weekend full of free live music, free cooking demonstrations, and free children’s workshops and entertainment, organised by Scarborough Borough Council in partnership with Welcome to Yorkshire and The Great Yorkshire Brewery.


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What to look out for at Scarborough Seafest 2014:

  • Scarborough Seafest 2014 - MermaidSeafest Food Theatre - free seafood cooking demos by leading Yorkshire Chefs
  • Maritime & heritage displays
  • Mouth-watering food stalls
  • Craft & market stalls
  • Great Yorkshire Brewery's real ale & beer festival
  • Leeds Caribbean Carnival Display – Saturday 26 July 12.00 midday
  • Live music - run by the organisers of Scarborough's popular Acoustic Gathering
  • Lots of free children's activities
  • Grand fireworks display - Saturday 26th from 10pm on Scarborough South Bay
  • Scarborough Seafest Sunday Service


Download the Seafest 2014 Programme (PDF 2MB)


Seafest Food Theatre

Rob Green - Seafest 2014Scarborough Seafest 2014 will be hosting two days of free fish and seafood cookery demonstrations by leading Yorkshire chefs, including BBC MasterChef finalist Tom Rennolds.

Seafest Food Theatre Lineup


Seafest Highlights

  • Maritime Heritage Displays

Sat 26th & Sun 27th July

Exhibitions from Scarborough Maritime Heritage Centre and The Coble & Keel Boat Society

  • Animated Objects Theatre Company

Sat 26th (12pm, 2:15pm & 3:15pm, West Pier)

Sun 27th (12:15pm, 1:45pm & 2:45pm, West Pier)

Giant puppetry for the whole family!

  • Mister Tooley's Rhythm & Gospel Breakfast

Sat 26th July (10am - 12pm from the Ale Tent, West Pier)

Hardcore vinyl addict Mister Tooley unleashes some rare 45s from his extensive gospel music collection and will be mixing in some choice Jump Blues and vintage R&B to kick-start the Saturday sessions with a lively breakfast set

  • Paradise 4-Piece Steel Band

Sun 27th July (1pm, 2pm & 3pm, St. Nicholas Gardens)

  • Leeds Caribbean Carnival

Sat 26th July (12pm - 2:30pm, South Bay Beach - opposite Spa Bridge)

The glittering carnival, featuring music and dance and spectacular feathered, sequined and beaded costumes - suitable for all the family!

  • Grand Firework Display

Saturday 26th July (10pm, South Bay)


Children's Activities

Activity Times Sat


Rock Pool Ramble

Sign up at the SBC Seafest tent

10am & 12pm tick tick

Hunt for Dinosaur Footprints

Sign up at the SBC Seafest tent

2pm tick tick
Meet Miranda the Mermaid 12pm, 2pm & 4pm tick  

Under the Sea

Face painting

10am - 5pm tick tick

Learn Circus Skills

Stephen Joseph Theatre Outreach

11am - 4pm tick  

Hop aboard the Lifeboat

Enjoy a slow ride on one of four hammocks

11am - 4pm tick tick

Fishy themed children's art workshops


10am - 12pm & 2pm - 4pm tick tick

Sea themed children's storytelling


12pm - 2pm tick tick

Meet the Bosun Barnacle Pirates

Scurvy pirates sail through the audience

11am, 1pm & 3pm   tick

The Vikings are coming!

Meet the Valkyrie Viking stilt walkers

11am, 1pm & 3pm tick  


Download the Seafest 2014 Programme (PDF 2MB)


Seafest 2014 PosterLeeds Caribbean Carnival Display

A pop-up carnival which is an offshoot of Leeds West Indian Carnival, Europe’s longest running authentic Caribbean carnival, has been announced as one of the highlights of this year’s event.


The glittering carnival, featuring music and dance, and spectacular feathered, sequined and beaded costumes,  will be suitable for all the family and will take place from 12pm -2.30pm on Saturday 26 July at the Spa end of the beach on the South Bay.


Live Music

During the festival there will also be a programme of free live music, run by the organisers of Scarborough's popular Acoustic Gathering.

Scarborough Seafest Music Lineup


Download Seafest 2014 Poster (PDF 2MB)


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