DETAILS for this year’s river festival in North Fambridge have been unveiled.

The Fambridge River Festival is an annual event held in August, which is a celebration of all things maritime on the East Coast.

The date for this year’s festival has been set for Sunday August 26, on the bank holiday weekend.

There will be a range of classic, historic and traditional boats opening their hatches to the public.

It is a free event that is organised by the Fambridge Yacht Haven on the River Crouch.

Now in its fourth year, the festival has seen a growing popularity since its debut, and this year the total amount of visitors is expected to be more than 1,000 people.

Participants already confirmed for the 2018 festival include the historic Dunkirk Little Ship Motor Torpedo Boat 102 that was involved in the famous “Operation Dynamo”, Thames Sailing Barge Ironsides from 1900, and the beautiful 31ft Gravesend Bawley, Marigold.

In addition to the rally of boats, the festival includes fun for all the family with games, a treasure hunt and the famous charity “Rubber Duck Race”.

Plus, a variety of marine exhibitions, demonstrations and visits from marine emergency services.

A new addition for 2018 will be the addition of a Street Food Village serving food from around the world with a bar and live music.