steam rallies and events


May 2018

This two-leg event, taking place over the summer of 2018 in north-west Europe, will see a magnificent fleet sail from Liverpool, U.K. to Dublin, Republic…


Biennial steam festival in Dutch town of Dordrecht including road, rail and marine steam, as well as lots of other attractions – organs, choirs,…

Buses / Maritime / Miniature Steam / Models / Organs / Railways / Steam and Vintage Rallies

Sat 26th - Mon 28th May 2018: Crick Boat Show

Crick Marina, West Haddon Road, Crick, Northamptonshire, .
Tel: 01283 742 977.


Sat 26th - Sun 27th May 2018: Brixham Heritage Sailing Regatta

Brixham Yacht Club, Overgang, Brixham, Devon, TQ5 8AR.
Tel: 01803 853 332.


June 2018

Wed 13th - Sun 17th Jun 2018: Russell Newbery Register Rally

National Waterways Museum, Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, CH65 4FW.

21st Rally


Sat 30th Jun - Sun 1st Jul: Scottish Traditional Boat Festival

Portsoy Harbour, Portsoy, Banffshire, .
Tel: 01261 842 951.

With a combination of history – maritime and rural, creativity – crafts, music and art,a ctivity – sailing, rowing and so much more.…


July 2018

Sun 8th Jul 2018: Newbury Waterways Festival

Victoria Park , Newbury, Berkshire, RG14 5AS.
Tel: 07795 116 221.


The Tall Ships fleet will create a stunning spectacle on the banks of the River Wear and within the prestigious Port of Sunderland. The event promises…


Sat 14th - Sun 22nd Jul 2018: Foyle Maritime Festival

Queens Quay, Derry-Londonderry, Co. Londonderry, .
Tel: (028) 71 253 253.

The festival returns to Derry~Londonderry and will host the stopover of the Clipper Race 2017-18 as they near the end of their Round the World Journey.…


Sat 14th - Sun 15th Jul 2018: Faversham Nautical Festival

Faversham Creek, Faversham, Kent, .
Tel: 01795 530 309 / 07968 058 398.


Fri 20th - Sun 22nd Jul 2018: Bristol Harbour Festival

Floating Harbour, Bristol, , .
Tel: 0117 927 6614.


Fri 20th - Sun 22nd Jul 2018: Thames Traditional Boat Festival

Fawley Meadows, Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire, RG9 2HY.
Tel: 07445 953 219.


Sat 28th - Sun 29th Jul 2018: Clipper Race Finish

Albert Dock, Liverpool, , L3 4AA.
Tel: 0151 233 2008.

Clipper Round the World Yacht Race comes to a thrilling climax in Liverpool in summer 2018. With no previous sailing experience necessary, it’s a…


Sun 29th Jul 2018: Vintage Transport Day

Avon Valley Railway
Bitton Station , Bath Road, Bitton, Bristol, Bristol, BS30 6HD.
Tel: 0117 932 5538.

A special weekend celebrating our rich road, rail and river transport heritage.

Buses / Classic Cars / Maritime / Railways / Steam and Vintage Rallies

August 2018

This event is being organised by the museum in collaboration with the Port of Dover, as part of the Dover Regatta which will include many interesting activities.

Buses / Classic Cars / Commercial Vehicles / Maritime

September 2018

On the first weekend of September each year the small, sleepy Leicestershire village of Shackerstone springs into life with the sights and sounds of the…

Aircraft / Buses / Classic Cars / Commercial Vehicles / Fairground / Maritime / Military / Miniature Steam / Motorbikes / Railways / Stationary Engines / Steam and Vintage Rallies / Tractors

Sat 8th - Sun 9th Sep 2018: Great Yarmouth Maritime Festival

South Quay, Great Yarmouth, Suffolk, .
Tel: 01493 846 492.


Sat 8th - Sun 9th Sep 2018: Village at War Weekend

Stoke Bruerne, Towcester, Northamptonshire, NN12 7SE.

Vintage 40s event

Aircraft / Maritime / Military

Sat 15th - Sun 16th Sep 2018: Heritage Open Days Weekend

Paddle Steamer – Medway Queen Visitor Centre
Gillingham Pier, Pier Approach Road, Gillingham, Kent, ME7 1RX.
Tel: 01634 575 717.

Maritime / Open Day

Sat 15th - Sun 16th Sep 2018: Gardner Engine Rally

Etruria Industrial Museum
Kilndown Close, Etruria Vale Road, Etruria, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST1 4RB.
Tel: 01270 780 093.

Maritime / Steam and Vintage Rallies

Fri 28th - Sun 30th Sep 2018: Parkhead Canal Festival

Parkhead Locks, Dudley Canal, Dudley, West Midlands, DY2 0UP.
Tel: 0121 557 6265.

Popular biennial boat festival organised by Dudley Canal Trust and the Worcester/Birmingham and Droitwich Canal Society at Parkhead Locks. Historic working…

Classic Cars / Heavy Horses / Inland Waterways / Maritime / Miniature Steam / Stationary Engines

November 2018

Sat 10th - Sun 11th Nov 2018: The Great War is Over

Black Country Living Museum
Tipton Road, Dudley, West Midlands, DY1 4SQ.
Tel: 0121 557 9643.

Commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of WWI


May 2019

Fri 24th - Mon 27th May 2019: Gloucester Tall Ships Festival 2019

The Docks, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL1 2EH.
Tel: 01452 396 572.

There will be a variety of different entertainment including cannon battles from the ships as well as live music and various different stalls.


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