The Annual Northwich River Festival takes place on Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th July 2019.
Now in its third year, the event sees the return of the River Weaver Dragon Boat Challenge. There will be a change of craft for the Sunday, when participants will battle to be winners of the second “Raft the River Race”.
Sunday’s watery activities will draw to a close with the “Ducks on The Dane” Duck Race, as thousands of plastic ducks are released into the River Dane near the Memorial Court. The winners will be the first ducks to reach the end of the course at the junction of the rivers Dane and Weaver next to Waitrose carpark.
Mid Cheshire SUP (Stand-Up Paddleboarders) will again be in attendance both days, showcasing the work they 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, planned attractions will include The 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, and Liverpool Pirate Brethren will be making a welcome return. Buskers are also invited to provide live music across the site.
To learn more about this event, enter a Dragon Boat or Raft Race team, book a stall, or to find out about corporate sponsorship and advertising, please visit the Northwich River Festival website.