Canal Events & Festivals 2016 - 2017

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28 May - 30 May 2016
Crick Boat Show : Grand Union Canal

Crick Boat Show, Crick

Crick Boat Show is the only major Boat Show for the inland waterways offering the opportunity to view more boats at one time than anywhere else. It's the biggest boating equipment marketplace with over 250 exhibitors. Save up to 20% off the gate prices by booking your tickets in advance. Don’t forget to book your mooring or camping at the same time.

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03 Jun - 05 Jun 2016
Beale Park Boat & Outdoor Show 2016 : River Thames

Beale Park Boat & Outdoor Show 2016

Beale Park, The Lake, Lower Basildon, Reading, West Berkshire RG8 9NW A lively three days of boating & fun! See the widest range of boats in one place, all set around a beautiful lake beside the River Thames. Enjoy family days out lazing by the lake in the sun. Family camping, glamping & Thames side mooring available. New features for 2016 to be announced shortly!

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04 Jun - 05 Jun 2016
Leicester Riverside Festival : River Soar

Leicester Riverside Festival

Leicester Riverside Festival is a lively weekend of activities for the whole family at Castle Gardens, Bede Park, Mile Straight & Western Boulevard. Sponsored by local housing provider Riverside, and supported by Westcotes Ward Community Meeting, this popular festival offers boat trips, live music, a variety of food stalls from around the world, displays and an exciting choice of activities for all ages, making it a fun packed weekend!

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11 Jun - 12 Jun 2016
IWA National Campaign Festival 2016 : Leeds & Liverpool Canal

IWA National Campaign Festival 2016

IWA is pleased to designate the Eldonian Village Canal Festival in Liverpool, on 11-12 June, as its 2016 National Campaign Festival. This is in recognition of its ambitious objective to increase leisure activities on a relatively underused part of the Leeds & Liverpool Canal. The event will celebrate the bi-centenary of the canal and is being organized by IWA Chester and Merseyside Branch in partnership with the Liverpool Culture Company, the Eldonian Housing Trust and the Canal & River Trust.

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17 Jun - 19 Jun 2016
Middlewich Folk & Boat Festival : Trent & Mersey Canal

Middlewich Folk & Boat Festival

From 17th – 19th June 2016 As in previous years, we will be offering an inviting selection of Main stage and Fringe music in various venues around the town, backed up by the colourful array of Narrow Boats along the canal. We are also proud to continue our tradition of Morris Dancing displays, a Celidh night, stalls, workshops and celebration of the rich heritage of Middlewich.

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02 Jul - 03 Jul 2016
Stratford-upon-Avon River Festival : River Avon

Stratford-upon-Avon River Festival

Stratford River Festival. For a weekend in the summer, come and enjoy free family fun in Stratford-upon-Avon with music, narrow boats on the River Avon, craft and food stalls, family zone, charity stalls, illuminated boat parade and spectacular fireworks...

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23 Jul - 24 Jul 2016
Blackburn Canal Festival : Leeds & Liverpool Canal

Leeds Liverpool Canal Bicentenary 2016

Blackburn’s forth ever canal festival which boasts to be bigger and better, will be held at Eanam Wharf on Saturday and Sunday 23rd - 24th July 2016. The family fun weekend celebrating the history of the Leeds Liverpool

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13 Aug - 14 Aug 2016
Fenny Stratford Canal Festival : Grand Union Canal

Fenny Stratford Canal Festival

An offshoot from the Fenny Poppers Festival, the town’s annual summer festival on the same day. Contact rosemaryasmith@uwclub.net for more detail


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13 Aug - 14 Aug 2016
Blisworth Canal Festival : Grand Union Canal

Blisworth Canal Festival

Blisworth’s waterfront will be full of trade boats and stalls selling everything from cheese to boat oil with 2 trip boats operating both days. The Playboat ‘Funion Bargee’ will also be moored and providing free play sessions. *FREE MOORING *FREE PARKING *FREE ENTRY *FREE WALKS & TALKS

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