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Check out the Festival of the Sea on the Isle of Wight

Wed 28 Aug 2013

Check out the Festival of the Sea on the Isle of Wight

This year's Festival of the Sea is set to take place in September and could prove to be a major attraction for anyone visiting the Isle of Wight over the coming weeks.

Running from the 14th to 22nd, the festival is a celebration of the island's unique maritime heritage, with nine days of raucous parties, cultural events and night's out.

It is an island-wide celebration and visitors during the festival are sure to find plenty of attractions to take their fancy.

One of the biggest attractions of the nine-day event is set to be the Sea Shanty at the Spyglass Inn Ventnor, which will provide live musical entertainment and promises to be a fantastic night out for all visitors to the island in the coming month.

Other events being put on across the island include a Beach Arts Festival in Fishbourne, the Red Funnel Food Show in Cowes and a competitive Fishing Festival for avid anglers to show off their skills.

The festival has been designed to provide a boost to out-of-season attractions for visitors to the Isle of Wight in September, with the local tourism authority keen to establish the event as one of the biggest and brightest on the island over the coming years.

Beach art displays will be taking place across the island, while fans of local cuisine will be able to sample many of the best dishes and locally grown and caught produce the Isle of Wight has to offer at one-off parties and attractions throughout the end of September.

Other things visitors might like to try to get into the maritime festival spirit include sailing classes that will be taking place for all those who wish to brush up on their nautical skills and enjoy the many water-based delights on offer in the area.

All in all, it promises to be nine days of outstanding attractions to draw in the crowds, with the island's rich history also receiving a well-deserved showcase.ADNFCR-3083-ID-801630530-ADNFCR

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