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: firstname.lastname@example.org
17 The Foxton Locks
Festival: trading boats, Morris dancing, live entertainment, toe-tapping music acts and locally sourced food and drink. Contact Neil MacDonald, email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.org. uk for more details.
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