Mayflower 400 Illuminate Festival

27th November 2020 – 28th November 2020 all-day
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Historic Harwich was lit up across the weekend as the town began a year of commemorations for Mayflower 400. The Illuminate Festival took place on Friday and Saturday evenings (29-30 November), bringing a lantern parade, Tunnel of Light and projections right along the old town seafront.

Similar festivals have been held at destinations across the UK, Netherlands and USA as places with links to The Mayflower and its Pilgrim voyage mark the historic anniversary. Next year sees the 400th anniversary of the Transatlantic crossing and a year of events will commemorate the landmark, with Illuminate held around Thanksgiving.