Most events will be based in and around the closed High Street above the water basin near Bakedd/Coppa Club, with live entertainment on a raised stage by the Stag on the Chapel Arches bridge (opposite Coppa Club). Other activities will use Maudsley Gardens and the amphitheatre.
Where can I park? There are several town centre pay and display car parks nearby including Hines Meadow (Sainsbury's).
Join the Cavalcade
On the Water
Water-based fun including a Canoe Cavalcade, the crazy Hoppy Place Flamingo Chase, model boat demonstrations, canoe and paddle board try outs and boat trips.
On the Main Stage
All Day (10am-3pm)
Canoeists and paddle boarders are invited to join us to celebrate and enjoy the restored town centre waterway, which is fully open to navigation between Town Moor and the new Green lane weir.
We will officially start the event at 10.00am with a count-down led by the Town Cryer, before the Canoe Cavalcade sets off, emerging to music into the main water basin by Bakedd/Coppa. We want you to be part of it.
If you, your friends or family have a boat and want to join the fun please send an email to email@example.com in order to receive final access and parking instructions.
Book a Stall Space
There are a number of stall spaces (3m x 3m) available to both local charity groups and businesses. These will be located mainly along the High Street above Chapel Arches and within the Waterside Quarter. We have a road closure agreed and places for stalls will be allocated in advance on a first come first served basis. Click the button below to book your space.
Musical Mermaids, Stilt Walkers and Bubble Fairy!
A new feature this year will include a roaming stilt walker, a bubble fairy and balloon artist to thrill and excite our younger visitors. They may even find a musical mermaid or two for a truly enchanting experience!