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Canal Festival, Mon 26 Aug 2019, free entry




Hill Top,
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Mon 26 Aug AFLOAT: A Creative Parade Of Boats


Knottingley Amphitheatre will become our very own version of Italy as AFLOAT: A Creative Parade of Boats takes to the water.

The event draws inspiration from the Regata Storica which has taken place for hundreds of years in the ‘floating city’ of Venice.

Working with communities to create a parade of boats down the Aire and Calder canal from Castleford Lock to Knottingley Amphitheatre, the event will tell the story of the two towns and the history of this waterway.

Wave them on as they set sail in this huge spectacle, or join the finish line at Knottingley Amphitheatre where you'll find:
Live music / Street Theatre / Arts and Crafts / Stalls / Paddling pools / Food / Bar / Boat trips

Parade of Boats sets off from Castleford Lock at 09:00 and arrives Knottingley Amphitheatre at 13:00

Produced by Edgeland Arts and The Art House. Generously supported by Wakefield Council.

Parade journey - 09:00 - 13:00
Family Festival - 12:00 - 16:00

Event details

Dates Times
Mon 26 Aug 2019 09:00 to 16:00


Free entry

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