A Harmonious Fusion of Culinary Excellence and Musical Extravaganza

Hey there, fellow foodies and music enthusiasts! Get ready to embark on a tantalizing journey of flavours and melodies as we dive into the Seafood & Sounds Festival 2023 in the picturesque town of Poole. This brand new event event promises a unique fusion of gastronomic wonders and harmonious tunes, creating an unforgettable experience for all your senses and is free to attend!

Setting Sail with City Cruises:

The Seafood & Sounds Festival isn’t just confined to the shore. Thanks to City Cruises, you can experience the festival from a unique perspective – aboard one of the sightseeing cruises! Take time away from the shore to cruise around the largest natural harbour in Europe taking in the stunning scenery of Brownsea Island, Green Island, Furzey Island, Round Island and Long Island and listen to our educational and often amusing commentary from our Captain.

poole city cruises sailing past houses

Savouring the Seafood Sensation:

If you’re a seafood lover, prepare to have your taste buds waltzing in delight. The Seafood & Sounds Festival will be showcasing the finest catches from the sea, prepared by some of the most talented chefs in the region. From succulent shrimp to buttery lobster, and from delicate oysters to crispy calamari – there’s a wide array of marine delicacies to choose from. Most restaurants on the quay will be advertising a Seafood Special for the weekend using the finest and freshest fish from the local area.

Imagine indulging in a platter of freshly shucked oysters, paired perfectly with a zesty mignonette sauce, while listening to the soothing sounds of acoustic guitar in the background. Or perhaps you’re more of a lobster enthusiast, ready to savour the tender meat drizzled with garlic-infused butter, all while the gentle waves provide a rhythmic backdrop.

A Symphony of Sounds:

But wait, there’s more to this festival than just the culinary delights. As the name suggests, Seafood & Sounds is a celebration of music as well. Local bands, solo artists, and even some surprise guest performers take the stage to serenade festival-goers with a diverse range of melodies. From soulful ballads to foot-tapping jazz, and from lively folk tunes to upbeat pop hits – the festival’s music lineup is as diverse as its seafood offerings.

Imagine swaying to the melodies of a live band playing on the quay, the sea breeze carrying the music to your ears while you sip on a glass of wine and relish a platter of grilled fish. The fusion of flavours and melodies creates an ambiance that’s nothing short of magical.

Hennings Fish and Local Produce Market:

For those that are looking to shop, Hennings will be holding a fresh fish and local produce market as well as creative gifts and children’s activities. Sample the fresh fish and delicious oysters during the day washed down by the tipple of your choice from the bar. Children can be entertained by a variety of activities including biscuit decorating, painting, sea glass decorating and more. Adults can try and win a bottle of booze from our adult, charity tombola. Beautiful gifts for Christmas will also be on sale.


In a Nutshell:

So there you have it, folks – the Seafood & Sounds Festival 2023 in Poole is a melting pot of culinary wonders, musical enchantment, and nautical adventures. Whether you’re a seafood aficionado, a music lover, or simply someone seeking a delightful experience, this festival has something special in store for you.

Mark your calendars and get ready to indulge in the symphony of flavours and sounds that only the Seafood & Sounds Festival can offer. And don’t forget to check out City Cruises for an opportunity to take your festival experience to a whole new level. It’s a fusion of sea, food, and music that promises to create memories that will linger long after the festival ends.

Festival is open from 11am to 4pm on each day, but many restaurants will be continuing into the night time with their own bands and delightful feasts of seafood dinners!