IWA Festival of Water

Fill your August Bank Holiday with all things boating at this three-day festival celebrating boats, boaters and love of the inland waterways.

Event details

24 August 2019 to 26 August 2019

Waltham Abbey

Lee Navigation


Lee Valley Showground

Waltham Abbey

This year the Inland Waterway Association’s annual Festival of Water is visiting Waltham Abbey on the River Lee. 

There will be lots of activities, including fairground rides, craft and food stalls, live music and Morris dancers. Over 120 boats will be dressed up in their finest festival bunting and there will be an illuminated boat procession on the Sunday evening.

This is a brilliant free event which brings thousands of local people and visitors to new stretches of canal each year.  

For full information visit the IWA’s website

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