Canal Events & Festivals 2022 - 2023

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21 May - 22 May 2022
Rickmansworth Canal Festival : Grand Union Canal

Rickmansworth Canal Festival

Celebrating canals, the community and the environment, the annual Rickmansworth Canal Festival attracts over 100 canal boats from across the country. Occupying part of the Aquadrome and the Grand Union Canal towpath between Stockers Lock and Batchworth Lock, the event hosts a range of music, performing arts, displays, presentations, traders and catering. Drifters’ nearest canal boat hire base is on the Grand Union Canal at Braunston.

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21 May - 22 May 2022
Moira Canal Festival : Ashby Canal

Moira Canal Festival - on the restored Ashby Canal

The Moira Canal Festival is a family event held every year on the restored section of the Ashby Canal, at the historic Moira Furnace Museum, on the North West Leicestershire and South Derbyshire border. It aims to raise awareness of, and money for, the restoration, extension and maintenance of the Ashby Canal.

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03 Jun - 05 Jun 2022
Crick Boat Show : Grand Union Canal

Crick Boat Show, Crick

Crick Boat Show 2022 Show will take place over the Bank Holiday of Thursday 2 to Sunday 5 June, which marks the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. Thursday 2 June will be Trade & Preview Day when all boats and Quayside stands and much of the Show Village and Boating Marquee will be open to trade visitors and to Preview Day ticket holders. Trade ticket applications will open in February 2022. For Friday 3 to Sunday 5 June the Show is fully open to all. We hope that you will join us and look forward to seeing you there!

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23 Jul - 24 Jul 2022
Cosgrove Canal Festival : Buckingham Canal

Cosgrove Canal Festival

We are pleased to say, that after a two year gap due to “you know what”, subject to future Covid19 restrictions, the Cosgrove Canal Festival and Craft Fair will be back this year over the weekend of 23rd-24th July 2022. Please contact events@buckinghamcanal.org.uk for details if you would like to have a trade boat or staff at the festival.

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20 Aug - 21 Aug 2022
Brownhills Canal Festival :

Brownhills Canal Festival

We are bringing back the Brownhills Canal Festival this August, after a spectacular event in 2021. Silver Street will be the venue for floating traders, historic narrowboats, land traders and more.

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17 Sep 2022
Oxford Canal Festival : Oxford

Oxford Canal Festival

The next Oxford Canal Festival is postponed to 17th september 2022.

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