Festival 2013


It’s coming back . . . and it will be bigger than ever.


Following the success of last year’s inaugural event, Mumbles Oyster & Seafood Festival 2013 has been extended to a four-day celebration – from 17th – 20th October – of the Mumbles Oyster and Inshore Fisheries of Mumbles, Gower and Swansea Bay. It will run from Thursday to Sunday and the whole of Mumbles will take on a marine theme.

The main festival marquee will be located in Southend Gardens where entertainment will include live sea shanty music, cooking demonstrations and tasters from local chefs, pirate circus workshops and live performances from Mumbles’ Captain of the Sea and a visit from Captain Jack Sparrow. Local bars and restaurants will be encouraged to offer themed menus as part of the festival.

The Saturday will see a Produce Market at Southend Parking (opposite the Mermaid Restaurant) from 10am – 4pm where festival-goers will be able to sample the delights of local cuisine.

An ‘Under the Sea’ themed parade will take place at 2pm on the Saturday and will march along the promenade. Local primary schools will be invited to take part, and all those participating will be encouraged to wear nautical fancy dress. Captain Jack Sparrow will head up the parade and it is hoped that local mascots will adopt a nautical theme.

There will be live music over the weekend, including local favourites The Contenders and Shoal of Bass, a 20 piece Big Band and a special appearance by Spanish superstar chef Omar Allibhoy. A full programme of events will be announced later this month and for the ticketed events, tickets will be available in advance from Mumbles Tourist Information Centre (Tel: 01792 361302).

Robin Bonham, Director of Mumbles Development Trust said, “the festival was a great success last year and we look forward to making it bigger and better this year. Working with other local organisations we hope to make this an annual event.”