Cavalcade Canal Festival

Little Venice

2017 dates TBC
Come along to London's biggest waterside festival taking place over the early 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.

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

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

Sat: 10am-6pm
Sun: 10am-6pm and 8pm-10.30pm
Mon: 10am-5pm

Times and prices are subject to change. Contact venue before setting out.

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