Canal and Waterway Events


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Canal Events & Rallies are a great way to get the whole family together and enjoy a day out. From music festivals to beer and food events, UK Wide waterside events have something for everyone. Whether you’re looking for an afternoon of entertainment or a full weekend of family fun, Canal Events & Rallies provide the perfect setting for a memorable experience. With activities ranging from live music, entertainment and food stalls, there’s something for everyone to enjoy!


Please remember, events are subject to change so you are advised to check details with the event organisers to avoid disappointment – especially before travelling a long way!


If you or your organisation has canal event news or other canal information you’d like to share, please click here to go to our ‘Add an Event’ form.You can also email News Releases to us at services@canaljunction.com.


29 Apr 2023 – 1 May 2023

IWA Canalway Cavalcade

Little Venice, London

Location: Little Venice (W9 2PF and W2 6NE) Blomfield Road, London W9 2PF, UK

Details: The Canalway Cavalcade is a four-day event organised by the Inland Waterways Association (IWA) in Little Venice, London. This annual celebration of canal life brings together colourful boats, craft stalls, refreshments and an array of family activities. This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Canalway Cavalcade, making it an even more special occasion for all involved. Attendees can look forward to a wide range of activities that are sure to keep them entertained throughout the weekend. From boat rides and craft stalls to refreshments and family activities, there’s something for everyone at this unique event!

More Information:
Website: https://waterways.org.uk/support/ways-to-get-involved/events/iwa-canalway-cavalcade

27 May 2023 – 29 May 2023

Crick Boat Show 2023

Crick Waterside & Marina

Location: W Haddon Rd, Crick, Northampton

Details: Britain's biggest inland waterways festival, with trade stands and music.

More Information:
Website: https://www.crickboatshow.com/

24 Jun 2023 – 25 Jun 2023

Rally & Canal Festival

Braunston Marina

Location: Braunston, Nr Daventry, Northants.

Details: Get ready to experience the best of what the Braunston Marina Rally & Canal Festival has to offer this June 24-25! From steam narrowboats, exhibitors and fun music performances to delicious food and a bar, there is something for everyone at this festival. Pete Waterman will open the festival, while local societies will be showcasing their work.

More Information:
Website: https://braunstonmarina.co.uk/
Email: sales@braunstonmarina.co.uk

26 Aug 2023 – 28 Aug 2023

IWA Festival of Water 2023

Pelsall Junction, near Walsall

Location: Walsall

Details: The IWA Festival of Water 2023 is a weekend-long celebration of water and all the wonderful things it has to offer. From boat camping, trading and music to dancing, bank holidays and more, this festival is sure to be a memorable experience for everyone involved. With a variety of activities, traders and entertainment on offer throughout the weekend, there’s something for everyone at this year’s IWA Festival of Water. So come join us for this amazing celebration of water and all its wonders!

More Information:
Website: https://waterways.org.uk/support/ways-to-get-involved/events/iwa-festival-of-water-2023

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