Canalway Cavalcade

This weekend is London’s biggest waterside festival the Canalway Cavalcade. Little Venice’s postcard-pretty waterways will be awash with 130 decorated canal boats for this waterside festival, which takes place for three days over the May Bank Holiday weekend

Admission to this the iconic London event is free. View the spectacle of the decorated boats in the pool, or watch a Punch & Judy show in Rembrandt Gardens. As well as boating competitions and parades, there will be lots of activities to keep the children amused. Visit the tasty selection of food stalls, see what’s on offer at the real-ale bar, or peruse the stalls selling the weird and the wonderful. There really is something for everyone at this special event.

Use the hashtag #canalwaycavalcade to share your photos and experiences.

IWA Canalway Cavalcade is a unique waterway boat gathering organised by IWA volunteers, that has been taking place at Little Venice since 1983.

Festival Highlights

2:00pm Opening Ceremony
2:30pm Themed pageant of decorated boats

11:00am Boat Handling Competition (Supported by British Land)
12:45pm Blessing of the Boats by the Bishop of London
3:00pm Teddy Bears’ Picnic
8:00pm Music followed by a procession of Illuminated boats

10:30am Boat Handling Competition (Supported by British Land)
1:00pm Awards Ceremony
3:00pm Procession

Opening Times:
Saturday 30th April: 10am – 6pm
Sunday 1st May: 10am – 6pm and 8pm – 10.30pm
Monday 2nd May: 10am – 5pm

Click here for more information on the IWA Canalway Cavalcade

1 IWA Cavalcade – 30th April – 2nd May 2016 https://www.waterways.org.uk/events_festivals/canalway_cavalcade/iwa_canalway_cavalcade
2 Photo credit http://gallery.nen.gov.uk/assets/0905/0000/0111/canalway17.jpg

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