Vintage By The Sea - Morecambe

Vintage by The Sea are winners of the Large Tourism Event 2016! 

As voted 'best vintage event in the world, 2014' The Guardian

The fantastic setting of Morecambe’s seafront provides the backdrop that transforms into a multi-venue playground where, visitors can learn the dances’, take in specially curated live performances, listen to exclusive DJ sets, enjoy evocative fashion, brilliantly conceived food and cocktails, ogle over beautiful vintage vehicles or take advantage of the decade specific hair and beauty makeovers and all the wonderful vintage shopping that will be on offer.

whats in store vintage by the sea morecambe

Take a look at MUSIC AT VINTAGE

Check out the SHOPPING on offer

best in show vintage by the sea


Get ready to flaunt your look as Best in Show comes back with a bang!  

It’s the wonderfully glamorous guys and gals of Morecambe and the visitors from miles around that make #VintagebytheSea such a visual and atmospheric feast. The festival provides a peerless palette of street styles and our spotters will be on the hunt for the best looks from kitsch to deco glam, with inspiration from Mary Quant to the mods. Ladies, gents and families - this is a show for you all!  With a new catwalk location and the glamorous backdrop of the iconic 1930s Midland Hotel, our judges will crown the weekend's true Vintage royalty.  

Produced by

deco publique 5


Vintage By The Sea Cross Bay Walk - read more here

200 vintage-clad explorers will be led across Morecambe’s matchless Bay by the Queen’s Guide to the Sands, Cedric Robinson MBE, and Vintage Fest co-founder, Wayne Hemingway.


CLICK HERE for the programme!

Morcambe by the sea cover


CLICK HERE to enlarge the map!

vintage festival map morecambe

Thousands of visitors flock to Morecambe in their finery to enjoy the sights and sounds of the Vintage By The Sea festival.  So why not take a ride on the vintage side and use our handy travel and transport map to plan your journey into days gone by.


Vintage by the Sea has become a recognised fixture on the British cultural events calendar with superb programming and a truly diverse audience of all ages and from all backgrounds . Being born in Morecambe, it means a lot to me and my own family to see the seafront transformed as it will be again this September, we knew this is what Morecambe was capable of.” - Wayne Hemingway

"In my 24 years in Morecambe I have never experienced anything that quite matches this year's Vintage by the Sea Festival which it is estimated to have attracted more than 40,000 to Morecambe for the weekend. We should never lose faith in Morecambe's intrinsic potential. This spectacular success of the event showed conclusively and convincingly that a real breakthrough has been made in bringing something unique and energising to Morecambe and which will be talked about for years to come." - Coun Ron Sands, Lancaster City Council's Cabinet member for leisure, culture and tourism

Delivered in collaboration with Lancaster City Council and supported by Morecambe Town Council and Arts Council England

Morecambe Town Council Logo

Lancaster City Council logo

Arts Council England Logo