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Summer Festivals

Enjoy all the fun of a canal festival this summer. There's plenty to choose from.

Norbury Canal Festival

We've got lots of festivals and events for you and your families to enjoy this summer. From the picturesque Blisworth Canal Festival on the Grand Union Canal, to the city setting of the East London Waterways Festival in August celebrating the regeneration of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park waterways.  

Wherever you are, there is sure to be a festival or event close by to you this summer. Come and take a look!  


Blisworth Canal Festival   

Summer Lift Off Festival - 18 & 19 August 2017 
Come along to this year's spectacular Summer 'Lift Off' music festival at the Anderton Boat Lift.

Botany Bay Canal Festival - 27 & 28 August 2017
This August Bank Holiday, head along to the Bay Canal Fest for a weekend of fun for all the family.

Tring Reservoir Festival - 26 & 27 August 2017
Head along to the Tring Reservoir Festival this August. 

Burnley Canal Festival - 26 & 27 August 2017 
Fresh from the success of 2016. Burnley Canal Festival is back for 2017 with a range of activities for families to get involved in.

IWA Festival of Water - 26 - 28 August 2017 
Come along to the IWA Festival of water and see over 100 boats moored along the Erewash Canal. The festival is free to attend and will feature a number of attractions over the weekend.  

East London Waterways Festival - 28 August 2017 
Be one of the first boaters to pass under the only double radial lock gate in the country and join a wider celebration of East London Waterways and regeneration of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Waterways.

Angel Canal Festival - 3 September 2017 
Located around City Road Lock, basin and towpath alongside Regent's Canal, and streets and parks in Islington North London. Visit the Angel Canal Festival. 

Black Country Boating Festival - 8 - 10 September 2017 
Head to the 31st Black Country Boating Festival.

Slough Canal Festival - 9 & 10 September 2017 
Organised by Slough Borough Council, you'll find boat trips, canal wares, arts and crafts, canal fishing, healthy walks, kids activities, falconry, mobile farm and refreshments.

Two Arms on Two Legs Running Festival - 10 September 2017 
Get your running shoes on! We've got a half marathon and a 10k run taking place along the Wendover and Aylesbury Arms.

Tipton Canal & Community Festival - 15 - 17 September 2017 
Head to the Tipton Canal & Community Festival, for a weekend of fun for all the family.

Vintage Foxton Festival 16 & 17 September 2017 
We're planning two days of vintage and classic fun, from steam engines, costume parades, craft stalls and of course a flotilla of historic working boats from across the network.

Sheffield Waterfront Festival - Saturday/Sunday  - 23 & 24 September 2017 
Come along for a weekend of family fun at the Sheffield Waterfront Festival. (click the link above on either day Saturday or Sunday for further information)

Hayes Canal Festival - 24 September 2017 
Come along to the Hayes Canal Festival where there's lots of fun to be had for all the family.

Last date edited: 15 August 2017