IWA Festival of Water

Come to IWA's Festival of Water 2019

A weekend of fun for all who love spending time by the water. A full programme of music and dance will entertain the crowds at the IWA Festival of Water, Waltham Abbey over the 2019 August Bank Holiday weekend.  

Entry to the festival and car parking is free. The Postcode for the Festival is EN9 1AB. Find out more about getting to the Festival.

Attractions on the water will include a Boat Handling Competition and an Illuminated Boat Procession. See full list of attractions.

In the Park, entertainment will include Learn to Drive a Digger free taster sessions run by IWA's Waterway Recovery Group, childrens' fairground rides, Human Hamster Balls, craft stalls, delicious food, live music performances including a one man band and Morris dancers, plus over 120 boats dressed in their festival bunting. See the programme for the entertainment timetable.

Opening Times

The Festival of Water is open from 10am until 6pm on Saturday 24 April and Sunday 25 August and from 10am until 5pm on Monday 26 August. The illuminated boat procession takes place at 9pm on Sunday.

Come and join us.

Bookings still open - campsite and moorings

We will continue taking bookings over the weekend. To reserve your boat or campsite pitch, book online or download boat and campsite booking form.

Download trader application form. Please note that we are no longer taking booking from caterers.

Any Questions

General enquiries
01635 414567
event.enquiries@waterways.org.uk

Trade enquiries
event.trade@waterways.org.uk

Get involved
event.volunteer@waterways.org.uk

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Festival Details

Free Admission!

Entry to the festival and car parking is free.

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Event Programme

Get a taste of the action in our event programme. Read online or download from Issuu.

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