Weekend of celebrations at Droitwich

The Droitwich Canals Partnership has timed the reopening of the town's canals with a packed weekend of celebrations from Friday-Sunday July 1-3.  

The weekend's Water Festival will take place in Vines Park featuring a display of canal boats and the opportunity to experience a boat trip and canoe taster session.

A host of guided walks and cycle rides will be available plus a packed programme of live music in the beer tent including performances by Meet on the Ledge, Tom Hill and the Roving Crows.  There will also be craft and trade stalls, information stands and competitions plus demonstrations by the Fire Service plus much much more.  The event will coincide with the annual Droitwich Spa Music and Arts Festival with live performances in the town centre on the Saturday.

 

The work of Droitwich Canals trustand project's partnerscompleted the restoration, which is now set to attract thousands of additional visitors to the area, enabling many to enjoy the newly completed 21 mile crusing ring.    As part of the canal restoration, a linear park has been created providing picnic sites, fishing pegs and new stop off points for boaters, walkers and cyclists with new and improved access points plus 26 new visitor moorings.

 

With plenty to see or do, there is something for all the family. Whether iterested in arts, crafts, the history of the canal [originally the Droitwich barge canal] or bespoke bargains at one of the many trade stalls, the event promises to be a great day out.

 

For more information on the weekend please visit www.wychavon.gov.uk and if you would like to travel to the festival by boat please contact David Wheeler, Droitwich Canals Trust david@eurotexsales.com

 

By Karen Mobey - Towpath Talk

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