Maritime Festival is an event centered around Merchant Navy Day commemorations.
It is organised by the New Zealand Merchant Navy Association with the Maritime Industry and Careers Expo as well as other maritime related activities and exhibitions happening around Wellington
The 3rd September is Merchant Navy Day, recognized around the world as a day to remember the sacrifice of seafarers who died in war. It is also an opportunity to show appreciation for shipping today in New Zealand and to look to the future of ships and seamen to come.
Saturday 31st at Queens Wharf is a Public open day with Ships being open to the public : HMNZS Otago, The Hikitea, Lady Liz III, Coastguard, etc, various activities and on water displays, Live Music from the Navy Band, and a Maritime EXPO in Shed 6. 10an to 4pm
Sunday 1st September St Paul’s Cathedral will hold a Merchant Navy themed service with the Navy Band. 10am
Monday 2nd Special screening of the WW2 Classic movie “The Cruel Sea”. Penthouse Cinema, Brooklyn 6:30pm
Tuesday 3rd Merchant Navy Day, Commemoration service at the Hall of Memories, Pukeahu. 11am