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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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February 2017


 Festivals & Events from February 2017 onwards..
25th Feb 2017:Crickhowell Walking FestivalCrickhowell, Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal link to information
25 Feb - 5 Mar: Crickhowell Walking Festival - Crickhowell, Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal..
14th Apr 2017:Easter Boat GatheringNational Waterways Museum, Ellesport Port, Shropshire Union Canallink to information
14-17 Apr: Easter Boat Gathering - National Waterways Museum, Ellesport Port, Shropshire Uni..
14th Apr 2017:Linslade Floating MarketLinslade, Grand Union Canallink to information
14-17 Apr: Linslade Floating Market - Linslade, Grand Union Canal 10am-5pm each day. Org..
14th Apr 2017:Macclesfield Canal (Bollington) Floating MarketBollington, Macclesfield Canallink to information
14-17 Apr: Macclesfield Canal (Bollington) Floating Market - Bollington, Macclesfield Canal ..
21st Apr 2017:Marsden Cuckoo Day FestivalMarsden, Huddersfield Narrow Canallink to information
21-22 Apr: Cuckoo Day Festival - Marsden, Huddersfield Narrow 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:St Richardís Boat & Car FestivalVines Park, Droitwich, Droitwich Canalslink to information
29 Apr - 1 May: St Richard’s Festival - Vines Park, Droitwich, Droitwich Canals ..
29th Apr 2017:Berkhamstead Floating MarketBerkhamstead, Grand Union Canallink to information
29 Apr - 1 May: Berkhamstead Floating Market - Berkhamstead, Grand Union Canal 10am-5pm ..
29th Apr 2017:Market Drayton Floating MarketMarket Drayton, Shropshire Union Canallink to information
29 Apr - 1 May: Market Drayton Floating Market - Market Drayton, Shropshire Union Canal ..
6th May 2017:Montgomery Canal TriathlonNewtown, Montgomery Canallink to information
6 May: Montgomery Canal Triathlon - Newtown, Montgomery Canal ..
13th May 2017:Burton-on-Trent Floating MarketBurton-on-Trent, Trent & Mersey Canallink to information
13-14 May: Burton-on-Trent Floating Market - Burton-on-Trent, Trent & Mersey Canal 1..
19th May 2017:Annual Boat Gathering - Stoke BruerneStoke Bruerne, Grand Union Canallink to information
19-21 May: Annual Boat Gathering - Inland Waterways Association Northampton - Stoke Bruerne,..
20th May 2017:Rickmansworth Canal FestivalRickmansworth, Grand Union Canallink to information
20-21 May: Rickmansworth Canal Festival - Rickmansworth, Grand Union Canal ..
25th May 2017:Audlem Music & Art FestivalAudlem, Shropshire Union Canallink to information
25-29 May: Audlem Music & Art Festival - Audlem, Shropshire Union Canal ..
27th May 2017:Moira Canal FestivalMoira Furnace, Ashby Canal link to information
27-28 May: Moira Canal Festival - Moira Furnace, Ashby 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 FestivalMoira, Ashby Canallink to information
27-29 May: Inland Waterways Association Trailboat  Festival To be held on the Ashby..
27th May 2017:Chesterfield Canal FestivalStaveley Town Basin, Chesterfield Canallink to information
May TBA: Chesterfield Canal Festival and Inland Waterways Association National Trailboat Fes..
27th May 2017:BCN 24 Hour ChallengeBirmingham Canal Navigationslink to information
27 May: BCN 24 Hour Challenge - Birmingham Canal Navigations This year is the 50th ..
27th May 2017:Sail CaledoniaCaledonian Canallink to information
27 May - 3 Jun: Sail Caledonia - Caledonian Canal A fleet of up to 25 boats powered by s..
27th May 2017:Stoke Bruerne Floating MarketStoke Bruerne, Grand Union Canallink to information
27-29 May: Stoke Bruerne Floating Market - Stoke Bruerne, Grand Union Canal 10am-5pm eac..
27th May 2017:Fazeley Floating MarketFazeley, Coventry Canallink to information
27-29 May: Fazeley Floating Market - Fazeley, Coventry Canal 10am-5pm each day. Organise..
2nd Jun 2017:Beale Park Boat & Outdoor ShowLower Basildon, River Thameslink to information
2-4 Jun: Beale Park Boat & Outdoor Show - Lower Basildon, River Thames A lively thre..
3rd Jun 2017:Leicester Riverside FestivalLeicester, Grand Union Canal - Leicester Section link to information
3-4 Jun: Leicester Riverside Festival - Leicester, Grand Union Canal - Leicester Section ..
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