The Mayflower 400 events programme

The official Mayflower 400 commemorations include an exciting year-long programme of ambitious cultural and artistic events.

Dazzling lights shows, unforgettable festivals, touring exhibitions and world class events will captivate a memorable 12 months of commemoration from November 2019, as four nations mark the 400th anniversary of the sailing of the Mayflower.

The Pilgrims' enterprising spirit will run through a bold year-long programme - from vibrant community events to breathtaking large-scale festivals - a truly global moment in history as we recognise the impact the iconic Mayflower voyage had on the world.

The year-long programme begins with the stunning Illuminate festival of thanksgiving and light in November 2019 and the official Mayflower closing ceremony will be Illuminate November 2020. You can get involved with Mayflower events now as the cities, towns and villages of Mayflower 400 are already staging events.

2020 Mayflower programme highlights include the Mayflower Muster in Plymouth, a nine-day festival incorporating the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower’s departure from the seafaring city in September 2020 with spectacular displays and support from the city’s Armed Forces, a Pilgrim Conference at Worcester Cathedral; a touring exhibition of the Wampum belt and the Southampton Maritime festival.

You can download a complete overview of the international Mayflower 400 programme here and a detailed guide to the programme of commemorations in Plymouth, UK here

View our listed events below or search by destination to find Mayflower 400 events taking place in locations across England.

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