Things to do in Harwich Town

Harwich Illuminate Festival

Harwich Illuminate Festival 2022 is on Friday 25th March 6pm – 9.30pm, there will be a spectacular twilight aerial display during the evening. The festival, a celebration of the town’s heritage – and in particular its links to The Mayflower ship which carried the first Pilgrims to America.
Visitors can expect the return of crowd favourites such as the Spark! drummers, flights, street entertainment and torchlight procession by the local community.
For the latest information on the Illuminate Festival people should check out the LoveTendring tourism and events app, free to download on Apple and Android devices.
Harwich is not only home to the Mayflower, which was registered at the port, but several of the crew were residents of the town including the ship’s master and co-owner Christopher Jones – whose house still stands in Kings Head Street. This house is now open to the public and highlights the story of the Mayflower and Harwich.

 

 

 

Visitors can expect the return of crowd favourites such as the Spark! drummers, flights, street entertainment and torchlight procession by the local community.
For the latest information on the Illuminate Festival people should check out the LoveTendring tourism and events app, free to download on Apple and Android devices.
Harwich is not only home to the Mayflower, which was registered at the port, but several of the crew were residents of the town including the ship’s master and co-owner Christopher Jones – whose house still stands in Kings Head Street. This house is now open to the public and highlights the story of the Mayflower and Harwich.

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