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2-4 Beale Park Boat & Out­door Show opens at 10am.

3-4 Etruria Canals Fes­ti­val cel­e­brates the canals of Stoke on Trent. High­lights in­clude be­ing able to see Bri­tain’s last steam-pow­ered pot­ter’s mill and houses, a 190-year-old beam en­gine in steam. Email: info@etruri-amu­seum. org.uk 3-4 Long Ea­ton Canal Fes­ti­val at Trent Lock from 10am. 3-4 Lan­caster Canal and Coun­try Fes­ti­val at Crook­lands, near Ken­dal.

3-4 20th an­niver­sary of Leicester River­side Fes­ti­val. The sites are: Bede Park, Western Boule­vard, Bede Park Pi­azza, Cas­tle Gardens and the Mile Straight (River Soar). Boat en­try forms avail­able from the IWA Le­ices­ter­shire Branch. Email: an­drew.shep-hard@ water­ways.org.uk or tele­phone 07710 362952. 8-11 Lon­don-on-wa­ter at St Katharine Docks four-day sum­mer yacht­ing and boat­ing fes­ti­val. Email: ma­rina.re­cep-tion-@skdocks. co.uk

9 Pimm’s & Pic­nic Sun­set Cruise. The first evening cruise of the season of­fers pas­sen­gers the op­por­tu­nity to ex­pe­ri­ence a leisurely sum­mer evening trip on the canal en­joy­ing a glass of punch and pic­nic. Call 01403 752403

14 River­time Ac­ces­si­ble

Re­gatta at The Na­tional Sports Cen­tre, Bisham Abbey to of­fer a unique chance for chil­dren and young peo­ple with dis­abil­i­ties to get out on the wa­ter. re­gatta@river-time­boat­trust. org.uk

16 Mid­dlewich Folk and Boat Fes­ti­val. A se­lec­tion of live mu­sic in var­i­ous venues around the town, backed up by the colour­ful ar­ray of Nar­row Boats along the Trent & Mersey Canal. Email: events@mid­dlewich.org.uk

17 The Fox­ton Locks

Fes­ti­val: trad­ing boats, Mor­ris danc­ing, live en­ter­tain­ment, toe-tap­ping mu­sic acts and lo­cally sourced food and drink. Con­tact Neil MacDonald, neil­macd@msn.com 07715672241

24 & 25 Braun­ston His­toric Nar­row­boat Rally. Over 80 his­toric boats gather in Braun­ston and take part in pa­rades with com­men­tary. Email: sales@ braun­ston­ma­rina.co.uk

24 & 25 Ch­ester Float­ing

Mar­ket, Shrop­shire Union Canal, 10am-5pm be­tween Ch­ester Ring Road Bridge 123d (CH1 3LH) & City Wall Park. 30-July 2 Ware Boat Fes­ti­val on the River Lee With events in­clud­ing a wel­com­ing bar­be­cue for visit­ing boaters, the an­nual Ware Car­ni­val and Town Fair, Boat Han­dling Com­pe­ti­tion, a friv­o­lous quiz evening, stalls and at­trac­tions it prom­ises to be an­other week­end not to be missed. Email: mike.jones@water­ways.org. uk for more de­tails.

Etruria Canals Fes­ti­val

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