Leeds Waterfront Festival

Free festival on the Leeds Waterfront, with plenty of free activities for people of all ages.

Event details

26 June 2021 to 27 June 2021


Granary Wharf


We're delighted to announce that Leeds Waterfront Festival (LWF) is back.

The largest waterway festival in the north will be bigger than ever with a summer-long celebration that will showcase the city’s waterfront and South Bank area. Events and activities for all ages to enjoy are organised by us, Leeds City Council, Leeds Dock, The Tetley, Citu, The Royal Armouries Brewery Wharf and Granary Wharf.

The launch weekend takes place Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 June, with a packed programme of events at Granary Wharf, Brewery Wharf and Leeds Dock.

At Granary Wharf, we're are hosting free, drop-in activities 10am-4pm. Sign up to activities from 10am on the day, arrive early to avoid disappointment.

  • Free canoeing taster sessions for all ages and abilities, beginners are welcome.
  • Arts and crafts sessions for little ones, expressive art for teens and henna art for all ages, thanks to local charity Hamara.
  • Families can travel through time with open-air theatre company Rusticus and experience an interactive theatrical journey along the waterfront discovering what makes the canal so special.

Find out more about Leeds Waterfront Festival.

Find out about our events at Granary Wharf here.

Group of youths posing for camera on canoes Canoeing events with the Trust