The Northwich Rotary Club is staging the second Northwich River Festival on Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th July 2018.
Building on the success of last year’s event, Northwich River Festival 2018 promises to be bigger and better.
The stand-out event from 2017, The MIGHTY River Weaver Dragon Boat Challenge returns and will see teams racing between Town Bridge and The ODEON.
There will also be Raft Racing in the Sunday at the same spot, which promises to be hilarious fun for competitors and spectators alike!
Sunday’s watery activities will draw to a close with the Famous “Ducks on The Dane” Duck Race as 2000 plastic ducks are released into the River Dane near the Memorial Court. The winner will be the first duck to reach the end of the course at the Junction of the rivers Dane and Weaver next to Waitrose carpark. See the website for details on where to buy tickets
Mid Cheshire SUP will be in attendance both days, showcasing the work the undertake to help keep the waterways free of rubbish and, for those that like to take things a bit more leisurely, Wirral Community Narrowboat Trust will be providing trips aboard its wheelchair-accessible vessel; “Over The Rainbow”
Away from the water, attractions will include Artisan Market, Charity and Trade Stalls, Children's Rides, Emergency Service Displays, and shopping in the town’s wide range of independent stores and cafés.
Daytime entertainment will be provided by Typhoon and The Pedal Players Street Theatre Troup and Liverpool Pirate Brethren, plus live music in River Park
To round off each day, there will be a concert in River Park: Pop in The Park – A Tribute to ABBA on Saturday, and Proms in The Park on Sunday. Tickets are on sale now via the website.
To learn more about this exciting event, enter a Dragon Boat or Raft Race team, book a stall, please visit: northwichriverfestival.org.uk.
Northwich River Festival 2018 is being organised by volunteers from The Northwich Rotary Club, with the support of Inland Waterways Association, The Canal and River Trust, Baron’s Quay, Northwich Town Council, Northwich Business Improvement District (BID) and Cheshire West and Chester Council, to celebrate the town’s two rivers, to raise the profile of Northwich and to raise funds for The Alzheimer’s Society, The Royal National Lifeboat Institution and other Rotary causes.