Harwich Illuminate 2020

Blog News Illuminate Festival

Home of the award winning Clacton Airshow, the Essex Sunshine Coast has a lot of exciting events happening near you.

We are currently planning this year’s Harwich Illuminate Event which will take place on the 27th & 28th November 2020. 2020 is a year of celebration of the 400th anniversary of the sailing of The Mayflower to the New World, carrying the Pilgrims, a year which will be book-ended by Illuminate Festivals in November around Thanksgiving.

Historic Harwich has a strong link to The Mayflower as home to the ship, its master Captain Christopher Jones – whose house still stands in Kings Head Street – and some of its crew. For this reason Harwich is part of the Mayflower 400 Compact, an international group of destinations linked to the story.