The Port of Blyth in Northumberland will come alive when it hosts the North Sea Tall Ships Regatta Blyth 2016 from Friday 26 - Monday 29 August.

Up to 30 of the largest and most spectacular Tall Ships in the world will sail into Blyth for a fantastic four day festival.

Hundreds of thousands of visitors are expected to enjoy the event, which also includes nightly fireworks, live music and grand parades.

This maritime celebration takes place during the 60th anniversary of The Tall Ships Races, and our event will end with a race from the Northumberland coast to Gothenburg, Sweden.

Did we mention that it's FREE?

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4 days of FREE bank holiday fun!

With over 1.5 miles of entertainment on offer and stunning ships for you to explore too.

LIVE music for all tastes, LOCAL food and drink, fairground rides, stunning fireworks, parades and much more.

The Tall Ships Regatta is the international event on your doorstep... Don't miss it !

Are you coming by car?

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Avoid all of the stress of parking for a fiver. You can book online at any time, or by phone from 9am to 9pm.

PLEASE NOTE: One of our event parking areas is now SOLD OUT. To guarantee your parking space and avoid disappointment, you should book today.

WARNING: Parking will be £10 (cash-only) when purchased on the day of the event.

Book today to claim our early-bird price of only £5 per car.

What can you do when you get here?

TSHIP family day out

Find out why this is such a great event for your family and start planning your August bank holiday weekend.

FREE ENTRY and 1.5 miles of exciting entertainment will ensure that this will be a day your children will never forget.

TSHIP adults

Experience a real festival atmosphere with your partner, or a group of friends.

With live music on the main stage, plenty of local food & drink and up to 30 spectacular Tall Ships to explore, this is a weekend not to be missed.

TSHIP older adults day out

Invite some friends and make some maritime memories with spectacular ships to explore and so much more.

FREE ENTRY, local food and drink and a selection of entertainment that we know you will love.

When is everything happening?

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Plan your perfect bank holiday weekend - live music, entertainment and other things to see and do.

This is a massive event, so check our programme regularly as we are constantly adding more information.

Come onboard our magnificent ships

Up to 30 Tall Ships, steeped in history, will sail majestically into Blyth for the August bank holiday.

​The event is shaping up to be fantastic and we already have wonderful vessels attending from Norway, Belgium, Poland, the UK and the Netherlands among others.

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Join our VIP club

Sign up to our FREE VIP CLUB and be the first to find out about all of the entertainment on offer.

VIP club members will get some special extras too, including the chance to win the day of a lifetime.

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