Brest blows the sails of maritime festivals

In the port of Brest, when the sails unfurl and the boats come to life, a whole world of maritime festivals comes to life. Between tradition and modernity, this Breton town knows how to celebrate its history and its unwavering link with the sea. Embark on a journey to the heart of this event full of magic and discoveries, where memories mingle with the salty wind and sailors’ songs.

After the arrival of the Olympic flame last June, Brest is preparing to experience a new maritime epic from July 12 to 17. The 8th edition of the Brest Maritime Festival promises to be a large-scale event, bringing together a thousand boats from the four corners of the world.

An anticipated maritime festival

This festival is undoubtedly one of the most emblematic in Brittany. After eight long years of absence, the Brest Maritime Festivals are making their long-awaited return. This edition will be sponsored by the essential sailor Olivier de Kersauson. The figures are dizzying: nearly 9,000 sailors and more than a thousand boats, ranging from state ships to traditional fleets, including offshore racing sailboats and scientific boats.

All facets of the sea celebrated

The sea will be celebrated in all its forms. The festivities will highlight people and oceans through meetings, cultural and culinary discoveries, conferences, workshops, concerts and nightly shows. Brest and its 7 kilometers of quays will be transformed for the occasion, with a unique setting, even for the usually inaccessible military base.

Entertainment for all tastes

The artistic and cultural program promises to be rich and varied. From maritime crafts to renewable marine energies, including the protection of the oceans, all aspects of the marine world will be addressed. Here are some of the planned activities:

  • Fun workshops for young and old
  • Conferences on maritime professions
  • Concerts outside
  • Night shows breathtaking
  • Culinary tastings highlighting seafood products

An exceptional sponsor

The presence of the famous navigator Olivier de Kersauson brings a prestigious touch to this edition. Known for his exploits at sea and his love for the Ocean, he perfectly embodies the spirit of these maritime festivals.

An unmissable event

The Brest Maritime Festival 2024 is not only a local event, but an international festival that attracts sea and navigation enthusiasts from all over the world. This is the ideal opportunity to discover the richness and diversity of maritime culture.

Prepare to be amazed by this multi-faceted festival, where Brest will become, for a few days, the world capital of sailors and boats.