The Vikings are coming this September!

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What to expect

Grim Falfest is a brand new event taking place in Grimsby launching a year of Viking activities in the town.

VESR CIC (the Visitor Economy Services and Retail group) CIC have partnered with Heritage Lincolnshire to develop an exciting new project with 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 an 18-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

The highlights of the project will be two celebration events, which will mark the launch and finale.

The event is called GRIM FALFEST and is due to take place in September 2022 and September 2023. The first event, celebrating Grim’s arrival and next year, a larger-scale spectacular. Each three-day event will feature 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.

In September 2023, to demonstrate Grimsby’s status as a gateway port, a Viking longship will make a voyage from York to Grimsby, for the headline event, stopping along the way to bring the story of Viking trade through Grimsby to life.

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.


Three days of dramatic events begins on Friday 23rd September 2022

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