The International Festival Maritim, with 100,000 visitors annually, has long since turned into an essential event highlight in Vegesack. Festival Maritim and the “International Festival Maritim e.V.” booster club are dedicated to the preservation of maritime musical cultural assets – folk, rock, shanties as well as ships, good food and drink.
The open-air spectacle –which is unique in Germany – hosts musicians from, among others, England, Belgium, France, Austria, Sweden, Norway, the Netherlands and Poland, and offers a lively scenario along the Maritime Mile with its great number of attractions and exhibitions. There are exhibitions by well-known fine artists, robust cutter pulling or water and light installations that ensure an enchanting atmosphere around the “Museumshaven” with its rustic traditional ships.
When the musicians make their appearance in Vegesack’s inner city, as every year on festival Saturday, the entire maritime district’s shopping area turns into a vibrant open-air stage.
Be sure to remember: the big fireworks display that marks the end of the festival, as well as the shanty slam – here groups traditionally meet for a final concert on stage.
More informations: www.festival-maritim.de