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Festivals & events

A waterside festival isn't just about boats and water, there's plenty of colourful activity, flags and fun...
The spirit of festival is at the heart of our colourful waterways - any excuse will do for a boat gathering or a canalside party! As you would expect from any good festival, there's usually ice-cream, veggie burgers, hot dogs, the aroma of ground coffee beans and, of course, the indomitable beer tent.
Search our Coolcanals calendar for events, festivals and boat gatherings on Britain's canals and rivers...
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December 2016


 Festivals & Events from December 2016 onwards..
3rd Dec 2016:IWA Branch Work Party - Chelmer & Blackwater NavigationChelmer & Blackwater Navigationlink to information
3-4 Dec: IWA Chelmsford Branch supporting Essex WRG IWA Chelmsford Branch volunteers wil..
7th Dec 2016:IWA Branch Work Party - Staffordshire & Worcestershire CanalStaffordshire & Worcestershire Canallink to information
7 Dec: IWA Birmingham, Black Country & Worcestershire Branch – monthly work party ..
10th Dec 2016:Carols on the Canal and Christmas MarketStoke Bruerne, Grand Union Canallink to information
Dec TBA: Carols on the Canal and Christmas Market - Stoke Bruerne, Grand Union Canal Car..
11th Dec 2016:IWA Branch Work Party - Sleaford NavigationSleaford Navigationlink to information
11 Dec: IWA Lincolnshire Branch supporting Sleaford Navigation Trust - monthly work party ..
13th Dec 2016:IWA Branch Work Party - Oxford CanalBanbury, Oxford Canallink to information
13 & 20 Dec: IWA Oxfordshire supporting Banbury Canal Partnership - twice-monthly work p..
17th Dec 2016:IWA Branch Work Party - ManchesterManchesterlink to information
17 Dec: IWA Manchester Branch - monthly work party 10am to 4pm. At a venue to be confirm..
31st Dec 2016:IWA Branch Work Party - ChesterChester, Shropshire Union Canallink to information
31 Dec: IWA Chester & Merseyside Branch - monthly work party in the Chester area working..
1st Jan 2017:Mummers' playThe Crown, Alvechurch, Worcester & Birmingham Canallink to information
New Year's Day: Mummers' play - The Crown, Alvechurch, Worcester & Birmingham Ca..
6th Jan 2017:London Boat ShowLondon, River Thames link to information
6-14 Jan: London Boat Show - London, River Thames   ..
16th Feb 2017:The Telegraph Outdoor Adventure & Travel ShowLondon, River Thameslink to information
16-19 Feb: The Telegraph Outdoor Adventure & Travel Show - Excel, London, River Thames ..
25th Feb 2017:Crickhowell Walking FestivalCrickhowell, Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal link to information
25 Feb - 5 Mar: Crickhowell Walking Festival - Crickhowell, Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal..
25th Mar 2017:Buxworth Community GalaBugsworth Basin, Peak Forest Canallink to information
Mar TBA: Buxworth Community Gala - Bugsworth Basin, Peak Forest Canal ..
15th Apr 2017:Easter Boat GatheringNational Waterways Museum, Ellesport Port, Shropshire Union Canallink to information
Apr TBA: Easter Boat Gathering - National Waterways Museum, Ellesport Port, Shropshire Union..
22nd Apr 2017:Marsden Cuckoo Day FestivalMarsden, Huddersfield Narrow Canallink to information
Apr TBA: Cuckoo Day Festival - Marsden, Huddersfield Narrow Canal   ..
29th Apr 2017:Norbury Junction Canal FestivalNorbury Junction, Shropshire Union Canal link to information
29 Apr - 1 May: Norbury Junction Canal Festival - Norbury Junction, Shropshire Union Canal ..
29th Apr 2017:Skipton Waterways FestivalSkipton, Leeds & Liverpool Canallink to information
29 Apr - 1 May: Skipton Waterways Festival - Skipton, Leeds & Liverpool Canal ..
29th Apr 2017:Inland Waterways Association Canalway CavalcadeLittle Venice, London, Regent's Canal link to information
29 Apr - 1 May: Inland Waterways' Association Canalway Cavalcade - Little Venice, L..
29th Apr 2017:St Richardís Boat & Car FestivalVines Park, Droitwich, Droitwich Canalslink to information
29 Apr - 1 May: St Richard’s Festival - Vines Park, Droitwich, Droitwich Canals ..
6th May 2017:Montgomery Canal TriathlonNewtown, Montgomery Canallink to information
May TBA: Montgomery Canal Triathlon - Newtown, Montgomery Canal ..
20th May 2017:Rickmansworth Canal FestivalRickmansworth, Grand Union Canallink to information
20-21 May: Rickmansworth Canal Festival - Rickmansworth, Grand Union Canal ..
20th May 2017:Moira Canal FestivalMoira Furnace, Ashby Canal link to information
May TBA: Moira Canal Festival - Moira Furnace, Ashby Canal ..
25th May 2017:Audlem Music & Art FestivalAudlem, Shropshire Union Canallink to information
May TBA: Audlem Music & Art Festival - Audlem, Shropshire Union Canal ..
27th May 2017:Crick Boat Show & Waterways FestivalCrick, Grand Union Canallink to information
27-29 May: Crick Boat Show - Crick, Grand Union Canal   ..
27th May 2017:Gloucester Tall Ships FestivalGloucester Docks, Gloucester & Sharpness Canallink to information
27-29 May: Gloucester Tall Ships Festival - Gloucester Docks, Gloucester & Sharpness Can..
27th May 2017:Inland Waterways Association Trailboat FestivalTBAlink to information
May TBA: Inland Waterways Association Trailboat  Festival ..
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