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Maritime Shindig at Wapping Wharf

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From sea shanty singers to stilt-walking, bubble-blowing pirates and steel drummers to storytelling mermaids, there will be plenty to keep all the family entertained at Wapping Wharf's Maritime shindig.

The popular waterside hotspot, home to some of Bristol's newest restaurants and cafes in CARGO and CARGO 2, will be hosting its first ever Harbour Festival fringe event from midday on Saturday, July 21. Visitors can expect an afternoon of free family entertainment plus the chance to browse the independent shops, tuck into delicious food and enjoy a refreshing drink.

Here are six ways we recommend you can enjoy yourself at Wapping Wharf.

1 Listen to local steel pan band Pan Sonic as the drummers fill the air with their upbeat, summery sound.

2 Meet a mermaid and listen to her enthralling tales as she holds a special storytelling session full of seafaring adventures.

3 Enjoy some sea shanties from local performers as they spin musical tales about Bristol and its maritime past.

4· Aarrr me hearties! Keep an eye out for stilt-walking, bubble-blowing pirates as they take over Gaol Ferry Steps and CARGO.

5 Tuck into special festival treats being served up during the day by Wapping Wharf businesses including the Bristol Cheesemonger, Rot, Squeezed, Wild Beer, Cargo Cantina, Woky Ko, Salt & Malt, Pigsty and the rest!·

6 Cast an eye over contemporary art and craft influences by the rich maritime heritage of Bristol Harbourside at the Portside Gallery.

Earlier Event: July 21
The Plinks
Later Event: July 21
Pyronaut