Canal Events & Festivals 2016 - 2017

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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
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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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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23 Sep - 25 Sep 2016
Wey River Festival : River Wey Navigation

River Wey Navigation, Dapdune Wharf

This year’s Wey River festival will be held at Dapdune Wharf in the heart of Guildford on 23-24 September 2016 There will be plenty of moorings available on the towpath side of the river both up and down stream. Facilities will be available at Dapdune Wharf and the railway bridge offers easy access to moorings and is well lit at night. We will be offering a 20% discount on visitor licences for visiting boats coming to the festival. Friday evening there will be entertainment for boaters at the Wharf and on Saturday a variety of stalls and activities for all the family, including demonstrations form the Surrey Wood Turners and ’have a go’ sessions with Guildford Archery Club, Black Dragon Morris dancers, pony rides and much, much more. Around dusk on Saturday, the illuminated procession will leave Millmead lock and travel to Dapdune Wharf lead by the Croydon Steel Orchestra. A wonderful spectacle not to be missed. For further details and entry form please contact the navigations office on 01483 561389 Entry is Free

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