Having been postponed from the date of the original anniversary back in September, the long awaited Mayflower 400 Four Nations Ceremony will now take place on 11th July in Plymouth Hoe.
The ceremony is the UK’s flagship Mayflower 400 events and will be a grand finale to the commemorations which marked the sailing of pilgrims to the new world from Plymouth 400 years ago. The 70 metre stage will host an epic production which will tell the story of the Mayflower’s crew and their search for religious freedom and how this impacted on the rest of the world.
The celebration will include an array of local choirs and schools, plus a concert from the HM Royal Marines Band Plymouth, performing alongside actors and film footage to tell the story. As well as this, for the first time ever, the event will include leading representatives from the Native American Wampanoag tribes, who were greatly affected by the Mayflower’s arrival.
The event is being ticketed to cohere with Covid 19 safety precautions and must be booked prior to entry. The tickets are free. Gates will open from 1pm with the ceremony taking place at 3pm. Visitors are welcome to bring their own food and drink as well as blankets and camping chairs. Tickets are available to book online now.