Vintage by the Sea Festival

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Carmel Smickersgill, Tours & Activities Editor
Vintage by the Sea

Vintage by the Sea Festival, 3–4 September 2022, free entry - Find Out More

Morecambe is renowned for being a hub of cultural happenings and this September the seaside town will be transported back to the 20th Century with Vintage by the sea. Enthusiasts for well aged fashion, design, music, motors and dancing will be gathering to celebrate their love of bygone eras in this weekend long jam packed festival.

Fashion is a massive part of vintage culture. You can indulge in a variety of eras with a diverse range of catwalk shows, creative workshops and a vintage marketplace where you can pick up garments and accessories from the 1920’s through to 90’s. Aside from fashion you’ll also be able to pick up a specialist item (or two) of mid-century modern homewares and memorabilia.

Vintage by the Sea prides itself on facilitating creative opportunities wherever possible. The make do and mend wartime attitude is being repurposed in a programme of workshops that focus on sustainability and reducing waste. There’s also plenty of opportunity to get creative with arts activities and expert advice.

As the days turn to nights you can hit up the vintage night clubs where well curated line ups of swing, jazz, rockabilly, blues, northern soul, funk, disco, ska and house can be found. There is something for every taste, but you can be sure that every tune will have proved itself by withstanding the test of time.

As with any good festival, you can never be quite sure what you’ll find around each corner. Whether you stumble upon donkey rides, classic fairground rides or pop-up performances you can be sure to feel totally immersed in another world.

getting tipsy 20th Century style

You won’t find yourself going hungry at Vintage. There’s an excellent selection of food stalls that reconnect with the flavours of another era offering must try historically linked eating experiences. In the bars you can enjoy sampling your way through the authentic array of cocktails, giving you a taste of what getting tipsy 20th Century style feels like.

Vintage by the Sea Festival

3–4 September 2022
Free entry


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