IWA Canalway Cavalcade - 29th April - 1st May 2017

IWA Canalway Cavalcade is London's biggest, brightest and best waterways festival.  This unique waterway boat gathering is organised by IWA volunteers, and has been taking place at Little Venice since 1983. 

Admission is Free.

Join us over the early May Bank Holiday weekend. There will be activities for all the family with a boaters’ gathering, a pageant of boats, trade shows and stalls, live music, kids’ activities, competitions, Morris Dancers, a real ale bar, a wide variety of snacks and food.

Daily Opening Times

Saturday 29th April 10:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday 30th April 10:00am - 6:00pm and 9:00pm - 10:30pm for the procession of illuminated boats
Monday 1st May 10:00am - 5:00pm

Boat Bookings

Boat moorings are now fully booked.


IWA Canalway Cavalcade is organised and run by volunteers.  Join our friendly team and help us put on this popular event. Find out more about ways to volunteer or fill in our online volunteer form.

Contact Information

Tel:07774 890750
email: christine.smith@waterways.org.uk

General enquiries:
Tel: 07979 676461
email: canalway.cavalcade@waterways.org.uk

Trade show:
Tel: 07788 204442
email: exhibition@waterways.org.uk

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