The Vikings are coming!

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What to expect

Grim Falfest launched in September 2022 with a spectacular 3-day event in Grimsby kickstarting a year of Viking activities in the town.

VESR CIC (the Visitor Economy Services and Retail group) CIC partnered with Heritage Lincolnshire to develop an exciting new project with support from the National Lottery Heritage Fund to create, develop and bring to life the Grimsby Viking festival.

This exciting project aims to raise awareness of the Viking heritage of the area through a 12-month programme of fun and engaging learning opportunities and provide far-reaching opportunities to unite, revitalise and inspire at an important time for the region.

A three-day event

Two celebration events mark the launch and finale of the project, each featuring an exciting opening ceremony with Viking ships sailing up the Freshney (it’s the Haven) a living history camp and Viking parade, along with performances, workshops and heritage markets.

The 3-day event is called GRIM FALFEST.

The first event in September 2022 celebrated Grim's arrival, attracting over 22,000 visitors to the town.

Planning in now underway for 2023...

And then? We hope Grim will return, the start of an exciting, yearly celebration of our town’s proud Viking heritage and continuing links with Scandinavia.


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