Newbury Waterways Festival
The Newbury Waterways Festival is returning for the first time since 2019! There will be something for all the family to enjoy alongside the historic canal in Newbury. You can see the beautiful narrowboats, and a host of stalls, entertainment and activities in Victoria Park, where there will be live music and performances, as well as food and drinks galore! Finally, the famous Newbury Ducks are already in training ready for the last race of the day! There will be family entertainment for both kids and adults alike; visit the Newbury Kennet and Avon Canal Trust website for more information
Most years, the Newbury Waterways Festival is held in July in Victoria Park by kind permission of Newbury Town Council. The volunteers of the branch work hard for months in advance to organise the festival. Everything from stall bookings to erecting tents is the work of our volunteers. The main event is on the Sunday when Victoria Park is filled with trade and charity stalls with entertainment for all the family. They arrange a colourful flotilla of boats to moor alongside the Park. The branch raises a significant amount for Trust funds through the festival. Unfortunately, due to the coronavirus situation the Festival has had to be postponed in both 2020 and 2021. The next Festival is now due to take place on 3rd July 2022.