Canal News – Droitwich Canal Opening and Water Festival

Droitwich Canal Opening and Water Festival

01 July 2011 – 03 July 2011

Vines Park

A weekend of events to celebrate the opening of the restored Droitwich Canals. Vines Park will play host to a huge gathering of canal and working boats.


The official opening ceremony will take place in Vines Park from 2pm. At 3pm, a flotilla of boats and canoes will pass along the canal. In the evening there will be live music and a real ale bar.

Saturday and Sunday

There will be boat trips, canoe taster sessions, guided walks, Fire Service rescue demonstrations, a boat parade (1pm Saturday), craft, trade and information stalls and a firework display (7.30pm Saturday). On Sunday, the Activity Zone at Netherwich Basin will be offering archery, angling demonstrations, canoeing, cycle agility trail, battle zone and guided cycle rides.

The Water Festival coincides with Droitwich Music Festival, and there will be live music events throughout the weekend.


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