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Join us at IWA Festival of Water for a bank holiday weekend of fun for all who love spending time by the water.

A full programme of music and dance will take place in IWA’s 75th Anniversary year. And where better to have the celebrations than on the waterway where it all began, the Worcester & Birmingham Canal?

Entry to the festival and car parking is free.

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Event Dates

28th - 30th August 2021

Location

Worcester (Perdiswell Park) 

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IWA Festival of Water 2021

Join us at IWA Festival of Water for a bank holiday weekend of fun for all who love spending time by the water.

A full programme of music and dance will take place in IWA’s 75th Anniversary year. And where better to have the celebrations than on the waterway where it all began, the Worcester & Birmingham Canal?

Entry to the festival and car parking is free.

Details

Opening Times

10am - 6pm

Saturday and Sunday. On Monday the site closes at 5pm.

General Enquiries

Boat bookings

Book a mooring or a campsite pitch – including evening entertainment – from Friday to Monday.  

See booking information for traders and caterers.

Ticket Type Price
Campsite £35
Boat mooring £35 
Boat & butty mooring £35
General Admission Free
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Location

Worcester (Perdiswell Park) 

Perdiswell Park, Worcester, UK

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Attractions

IWA’s Festival of Water brings a weekend of entertainment and music to Perdiswell Park, Worcester. As well as over 100 boats lining the canal, dressed in their festival bunting, the Festival has children’s rides including swing boats, craft stalls, food outlets, a real ale bar, an entertainments marquee with live music plus other attractions too.

There will be a chance to have a go at fishing as well as see demonstrations of a coracle and an electric punt! Have a go at driving a digger with our Waterway Recovery Group.

Little Radford Model Boat Club are bringing a huge display of many, lovely model boats. Join us for an illuminated display of model boats.

 

Entertainment

Entertainment from the area includes Worcester Ukelele Band, a one-man-band as well as street dance from local troupes.

Big Skies Duo, Syncopated Rythem, Sasscapella and Bonnet & Belt will all entertain during the day.

Rock and Roll Jukebox will be playing on Saturday night.

Stalls

Boaters Christian Fellowship – Charity information, fellowship, worship and witness

Buckingham Canal Society – Working to restore the Buckingham Canal

Ebinka Craft – Homemade crafts including fabrics, woodturning and cards

Hereford & Gloucestershire Canal Society – Promoting the restoration of the canal

Hook a Turtle – Win a prize every time

O M Traders –Tie dye clothing

Pansy Power Craft – Hand sewn and crocheted goods

Resin Remix – Resin crafts and jewellery

Sew Singular – Aprons, bags and storage items

The Pod Floating Studio – Canal inspired fused glass

Wallflower Gifts – Novelty mugs, wall plaques and suncatchers

Woofs Treats – Dog treats and gifts

Worcester Wildlife – Wildlife information

WRG North West – Hundreds of second hand books and bric-a-brac

Boat Traders

The Jam Butty – Preserves, jam, marmalade and chutney

Food & Drink

J W Catering – Burgers, bacon, sausages and chips

Volunteer with us

Festival volunteers required

Every year during the event we need volunteers for directing car park traffic, litter picking, clearing and cleaning tables, distributing programmes, donation buckets, helping with entertainments and PA, supervising WOW children’s activities, assisting with site information points and many other activities. Before and after the event we need volunteers to help with erecting marquees and other site setup and take down jobs

For more information or to volunteer, tick the volunteer box on your booking form, or contact event.volunteer@waterways.org.uk, telling us your name, phone number and email address. Or just turn up at the information desk during the festival.

Or why not Join the festival organising team?

Come and join the team of volunteers, who organise one of the most eagerly anticipated inland waterways events in the country. The Festival of Water committee is looking for volunteers to join us in planning and arranging this popular event.

For more information about joining the Festival of Water team contact event.volunteer@waterways.org.uk.

 

Caterer & Trader Bookings

Traders

We welcome both water based and land traders to the Festival of Water. Electric supply is available but please book early.

For traders, please contact 01635 414567 or email event.trade@waterways.org.uk for details

Caterers

There will be a Food Court with caterers surrounding a seating area.

Please contact Jane Elwell on 01635 414567. Catering Concessions are individually negotiated

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Booking form

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