About Swanage and the festival

Swanage Fish Festival is about celebrating all things ‘fishy’ with a festival that features food, fishing and fun. Highlighting local business and skills in a perfect setting of Prince Albert Gardens. There will be fish, cockles, mussels, scallops, oysters and Champagne! Plus, entertainment for the whole family.

Following the success of previous years, organisers are planning a bigger and better event for 2017.  Come and explore all the festival has to offer on Saturday and Sunday and visit an array of stalls serving up sumptuous food, drinks and fishy crafts. Top chefs will also be on hand to advise on how to create the perfect fish dish. On Saturday evening, enjoy a wonderful evening of live music with a drink in hand overlooking Swanage bay at sunset.

A full list of events and local participating restaurants will be advertised in our programme and on our website closer to the time.

2017’s Festival will be making donations to Swanage Lifeboat, Fishermans Mission and National Coastwatch Institute Swanage. We would like to extend our support to more coastal charities in Purbeck so if you would like to be considered for a share of this years profits please email secretary@fishfestval.uk with a brief description of your charity.

Old Harry Rocks