Gosport Marine Festival 2021

Saturday 4 September 2021 - Save the Date

With over 600 individual spaces to get afloat and have fun on the water, the family focused Gosport Marine Festival provides an excellent opportunity to find out what it’s like to sail a dinghy, row a boat or glide along on a kayak.

Based mainly in boatfolk’s Haslar Marina, the festival also offers an array of activities at the Cockle Pond for younger members of the family, as well as an eclectic mix of onshore entertainment at the Millennium Timespace Sundial and on Trinity Church’s green.

All activities are free.

Date: Saturday 4 September 2021

Timings: 10am – 5pm

What it’s all about? Having lots of fun on the water

The full programme of events will be available soon.


Cockle Pond

For ages six to 12 there’s windsurfing, stand-up paddleboarding, kayaking, sailing and children’s model yacht building.

Haslar Marina

For ages 12 and over there’s sailing and kayaking. Also, open to all ages are a range of historic ships including Steam Pinnace and Medusa. Trips on the wheelchair accessible catamarans Wetwheels (power) and Spirit of Scott Bader (sail) will also available.

Trinity Green and Millennium Timespace Sundial

A selection of exhibitors, hot and cold refreshments and entertainment, including the opening ceremony and prize giving.

In addition, on the green and inside the Holy Trinity Church will be the Inspiration Zone, bringing together local marine companies offering help and careers advice for people wanting to work in the marine industry.


On water activities need to be booked in advance online as the activities are extremely popular.

The online booking system is now open. Click Here.

On the day participants just need to turn up, preferably wearing something that they don’t mind getting wet. All the safety equipment needed will be provided free of charge.

Want to help?

The Gosport Marine Festival is run entirely by volunteers from the local community. If you’d like to get involved, contact Barry Corke via secretary@portsmouthharbourmarine.org.uk

Sponsors for this event include: Gosport Borough Council, Hampshire County Council, Haslar Marina, Wates Residential, MAA, British Marine Trades Association, Lee on Solent Sailing Club, Stokes Bay Sailing Club, Andrew Simpson Foundation, Gosport Sea Cadets, Gosport Scouts, Victoria Quay, Regional City Airports (Solent Airport) and Endeavour Quay.