Gloucester Tall Ships. Friday 3rd - Sunday 5th June.

Gloucester Tall Ships is back for 2022 with a jam-packed schedule of family fun and entertainment, setting sail over Queen Elizabeth II's Platinum Jubilee Weekend, Friday 3rd - Sunday 5th June.

As well as performers and entertainers, the free-to-attend festival has a huge range of fantastic traders selling gifts, crafts, street food, drink, homewares and treats, so get ready to enjoy the magnificent maritime action as well as atmosphere, shopping and live music.

An event that inspired Hollywood producers to choose Gloucester Docks as a location to film the 2016 blockbuster Alice Through the Looking Glass, come aboard and see these impressive Tall Ships first hand, experience live battle re-enactments, take a trip on the water and more over this three day event.


The Gloucester Tall Ships Festival is located in the historic Gloucester Docks, which is just a stone’s throw from Gloucester Cathedral and is the most inland port in the country.

Travel Information

Check out these links for useful information on travelling to and getting around the city by car, public transport or on foot along with where to park.Pre-paid parking can be coordinated through ParkBee.


Surrounding the historic Gloucester Docks, there’s a wide choice of accommodation to make your visit to Gloucester Tall Ships Festival a memorable weekend.The Visit Gloucester website has a handy ‘where to stay’ page packed with different accommodation options.For further visitor information, please head here.

Get Involved

Organising Team and Media Enquiries

To get in touch with the organising team and for visitor enquiries please email you're interested in getting involved with the festival as a performer or entertainer, please head here.For media enquiries please contact Plaster Creative Communications. Natalie Johnson or Sophie Jones or call 0117 953 0320.

Interested in trading at this year's Gloucester Tall Ships Festival? We'd love to hear from you! Please contact the team at Channell Events on  or complete this form. 


We work with a number of partners to bring this fantastic event to life, including the National Waterways Museum Gloucester – part of the Canal & River Trust, which is responsible for Gloucester Docks' water space and the Gloucester & Sharpness Canal. The National Waterways Museum, Gloucester tells the story of both the Docks and the canal, providing a great backdrop for the Gloucester Tall Ships Festival. The Canal & River Trust will be offering boat trips and paddling on the water over the course of the festival weekend. These can be pre-booked or booked on the day.