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Plymouth Seafood and Harbour Festival

Seafood fans are in for a treat when the Plymouth Seafood and Harbour Festival returns to the Barbican and Sutton Harbour on 17 and 18 September.

This free festival hosted by Plymouth Waterfront Partnership and sponsored by Eco-Plug Ltd, is a celebration of the incredible sustainably caught fresh fish and seafood on offer in Britain’s Ocean City.

Visitors can watch chefs  cooking up a storm from the cookery theatre, located on West Pier, by the Mayflower Steps.

You can explore the many trader stalls and displays which will line The Parade, Quay Square and West Pier, selling delicious fresh dishes to enjoy on the day, as well as some special treats to take away.

There will be a display of local species and you can chat chat to the experts and learn how to prepare different types of fish.

There will be plenty of fun for children too, including scallop shell painting, ‘hook a duck’ with the Fisherman’s Mission and a walking trail to seek out the 10 beautiful sea life illustrations by Debby Mason, and collect a sweetie treat! Look out for the stilt walkers and the Fairly Fresh Fish puppet show.

Visit the Rock Pool Project, where visitors can discover and learn about our coastal wildlife. Join in the games and activities with the Ocean Conservation Trust and watch the fascinating Squid Dissection!

On Saturday it’s the IMechE Cardboard Boat Race from Commercial Wharf, where the winner is the last one to sink! Enjoy the fabulous fresh seafood BBQ at the Boathouse Café from 12pm over the weekend, and on Sunday also on Commercial Wharf, there will a free performance from the Barbican Theatre, called Shodyssey, by Assembleth.

Enjoy the sounds of The Old Gaffers Shanty Band playing on Sunday. 

Find out more about the festival on visitplymouth.