Pirate Festival

Event opening times

Sat ;10am 25th - 5pm

Sunday Steampunk Service 10am

The event opens 11am 26th - 5pm

Mon 11am 27th to 4pm

On the Bank Holiday weekend, 25 & 26th May, 2024, the Gloucester Tall Ships festival, we are going to hold our own Steampunk Pirate Festival across the city over four or more locations. We'll have the usual mix of music, mayhem, mirth and markets, and bring some well need Steampunk shenanigans to the whole weekend. We are not part of the the Tall Ships Festival but I guess a lot of our attendees will want to visit the ships and get photos taken with Jack Sparrow and bring our own unique style of craziness to the whole weekend.

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Friday 24th 7pm

Folk Meet & Greet

Saturday 25th


Shanty Festival

12 noon Gloucester Folk Chior

1pm Lil Cabin Boy

2pm Kings Shilling

4pm Aziza Belly Dancers.

St Mary De Crypt

Steampunk's Pirate Treasure Hunt Begins and runs the whole three days.

Small Ships Festival (all day)

12 High Noon Tea Duelling de Crypt

12 U3A Folk Singers.

1230 - 1pm ArchBish Visit

1pm Hot Cocoa

2pm Aziza Dancing outside de Crypt.

2:30 Artshape Choir

3pm Pirate Walk

3:30 Pirate Ship battle (Nerf) behind de Crypt.

3:30 Artshape Exhibition Opens

4pm Loct Up

7pm Pirate Knees Up

Mariner’s Church - Quays

Mariners will be open for visitors from 10am til 8pm all weekend.

Unstaffed activities will include

o Treasure hunt sheets

o Origami activities

o Colouring in sheets

o Prayer corner

Sunday 26th


Shanty Festival

12 noon Folk Talk –

Tall Tales and a Country Pirate

1pm Ships n Giggles

2pm Blackthorn Buskers

3pm Loct Up

4pm Portsmouth Shanty

De Crypt

10am Steampunk Church Service

Small Ships Festival (all day)

12 noon Maj. Blunder

1pm Armoured Combat Gloucester Display

2pm Andisaw

3pm Tea Duelling de Crypt

Artshape Exhibition (all day)

7pm Open Mic Night

Mariner’s Church, The Quays

All day

Living history characters in costume

Edwardian dressing up and photo opportunities

Biscuit decorating

Monday 27th


12 noon Andisaw

1pm Cheese Rolling

2pm Armoured Combat Gloucester display

De Crypt

Artshape Exhibition (all day)

3pm Steampunk's Pirate Treasure Hunt ends.

3.30pm Prize Giving

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