Swanage Fish Festival JUNE 2024

🗓️ Saturday 15th – Sunday 16th June 2024

Set in the grounds of Prince Albert Gardens, Swanage Fish Festival has become a firm favourite in the town’s early summer calendar.

Enjoy browsing the food stalls and sampling the very best of Dorset fish, seafood and drinks, with Swanage Bay as your backdrop. And learn some new tips and tricks with cookery demonstrations from local chefs.

And new for 2024 is the Little Fishes children’s area, with fishy-themed games, crafts, song and story time. Kids are encouraged to come in fancy dress!

  • Crispy chilli squid street food
  • Filleting & cooking demonstration by Julia Noone
  • Surf-n-turf paella at Swanage Fish Festival
  • Fresh crab by Swanage Bay Fish
  • Fresh lobster display

This family-friendly festival is completely free to attend and also has live music at the garden’s amphitheatre across the weekend.

You can help support the event by buying a raffle ticket or giving a donation on the day – charities the Fish Festival supports include Swanage RNLI, the Fishermen’s Mission and the National Coastwatch Institution.

To book a stall: stalls@swanfishfest.com

For full information and pictures of past festivals visit Swanage Fish Festival’s Facebook page or website: swanfishfest.com.


  • Saturday 15th June – 11am – 7pm
  • Sunday 16th June – 11am – 4pm

What’s on

Food & demonstrations

Sample the best seafood the area has to offer, buy freshly-caught fish and try new ways of cooking your favourite dish.

But it’s not just fish – there’s plenty of options to suit every palate and dietary need, with sweet treats such as pancakes and ice cream too.


Enjoy live music across the weekend, with local bands and signing groups performing on stage.

There’s fun for kids too, with stalls to spend pocket money and learn more about local sea life and the all new Little Fishes fun area just for kids.

Live music line-up for 2024

This year’s bands include:

  • Swanage Jazz Machine
  • Kelp
  • Old Hat

Further information and timings to be announced.

Support local charities

You can help the festival support local charities by purchasing merchandise from a stall, getting involved in activities and by buying raffle tickets or giving a donation.