28 August 2019

Over 100 boats turned up for the event, all decked out in their festival bunting. They made an impressive sight as they were moored up along the banks of the Lee Navigation. This free family-friendly event was packed full of activities, music and entertainment for boaters, campers and visitors to enjoy in the sunshine.

The illuminated boat procession on Sunday evening didn’t disappoint, with a long line of boats all lit up against the darkening skies.

A festival favourite is always the free Learn to Drive a Digger sessions run by IWA’s Waterway Recovery Group, and many young visitors loved their taster session, with lots of them promising to become digger drivers when they grow up.

During the event,  Steve Bragger of Vibrant Partnerships handed over the Tiller Pin Trophy to Cllr James Stanley from Worcester City Council. The handover ceremony marks the fact that Worcester will host next year’s IWA Festival of Water on the Worcester & Birmingham Canal over the August Bank Holiday weekend. Booking forms for boaters and campers will be available soon.