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Burnley Canal Festival

Head along to the Burnley Canal Festival.

Event details

25 August 2018 to 26 August 2018

Sandygate Square


Sandygate Square

BB11 1RN

The Festival returns in August, when this dynamic celebration of Burnley’s peerless canal heritage will occupy its regular slot on Bank Holiday weekend. The free family event runs over Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 August, and if you sampled last year’s event, you’ll know this is one not to miss...

This year the festival will focus on Sandygate Square - all the Festival ingredients return, with lots of opportunities to have a go at arts and crafts workshops, plus music, performances, street food, stalls, canoe taster sessions, narrowboats and more.  Once again, the Towpath Explorers will devise a mystery quest, to encourage all the family to explore some of Burnley’s brilliant canalside. Festival entry will be free and most activities will also be free.

For further information or questions about the event, please contact:  mail@burnleycanalfestival.org


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