The Rickmansworth Festival takes place on the third weekend of May every year and celebrates canals, the community and the environment.
The top attraction for many is the wonderful array of canal boats from across the country - a terrific spectacle, with at least 100 craft of many types and histories moored along the towpath up to four deep. But there are things to do, see and enjoy whatever your interests, and whatever your age.
The Rickmansworth Festival started as a purely canal based event in 1993, as part of the British Waterways “Canals 200” celebration that year.
The first was on a large scale, incorporating the Aquadrome as the main location for land based activities. Subsequent Festivals were much smaller, but they steadily grew in size and scope. At least 20,000 people now come each year.
Some of the highlights of the different areas of the site include: -
Batchworth Lock - Boat Trip booking office and departure point; Batchworth Lock Canal Centre with books, gifts and ice creams; Batchworth Lock Eduction Centre; Café at Lock 81; historic wooden working boat “Roger”; entertainment stage; toilets.
Canal Tow Path - Displays of visiting historic working boats and decorated pleasure craft; boat tug of war; catering; boaters information point and other exhibitors.
Aquadrome - Trade, craft and charity stalls; main entertainment stage; Owlsworld acoustic stage; main catering area and real ale beer tent; Environment Fair; Living History displays; Fun Fair; Children’s Farm, and many other attractions.
Contact and Booking Details
Booking details and information at this website.
No need to book tickets - just turn up on the day.
Disclaimer: All information given is correct at the time of compiling the listings. Any questions about the event should be directed to the event organiser.2022-05-22 10:30 2022-05-22 10:30 Europe/London Rickmansworth Festival The Rickmansworth Festival celebrates canals with at least 100 boats attending, the community and the environment. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2022/05/22/rickmansworth-festival-292418 Batchworth Lock Canal Centre,99 Church Street,Rickmansworth,
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