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The Seething Freshwater Sardine Festival

  • The Seething Freshwater Sardine Festival Claremont Gardens The Crescent, Surbiton, KT6 4BN (map)

Celebrate the ancient tradition of sardine fishing in the River Thames in Surbiton.

Since sardines were once again introduced to the river in 2005, local people have celebrated the capture of this magical food with a festival. Bands and entertainment all day, delicious fresh food and drink stalls keep everyone refreshed, arts and crafts are available to peruse, and a procession takes us to the river to watch the haul of the sardines, which are of course taken to the famous Sardine BBQ.

1.00pm - 6.00pm: Food, stalls, entertainment & charity bar at Claremont Gardens

3.00pm - The famous sardine catch at Queen's Promenade by Raven's Ait island

3.30pm - Sardine procession from Queen's Promenade to Claremont Gardens

4.00pm - Sardine BBQ at Claremont Gardens

Event banner designed by Gavin Blann, photography by Tangle Photography

Earlier Event: April 30
Saturday Tea Promotion at Tokyo Retro
Later Event: May 2
Surbiton Farmer's Market