Something for the Weekend
29th, 30th & 31st August
In the East Midlands this bank holiday weekend it is the Red Hill Boat Show, a new inland, boat show promoting inland waterways boats and products. At the show site, Redhill Marina (NG11 0EB), there will be boats to view, a boat jumble, food stands and entertainment.
On the River Nene at Northampton an expected 200 boats will be gathering for the annual Northampton Festival of Water. This year the festival will be celebrating the 200th anniversary of the opening of the Northampton Arm in 1815. Centred around Becket’s Park, special guests will be television actors Timothy West & Prunella Scales. For more details visit the Canal & River Trust events page.
In London 15 tall ships will be assembling at Greenwich on the River Thames for the 5-day Tall Ships Festival (27th-31st August). The ships will be parading along the river and in the evening fireworks are set to light up the London skyline. On Saturday it's the free family festival day from 10am to 10pm. Festival events will be taking place at Woolwich Town Centre, there will be live entertainment, funfair rides, vintage vehicles, food available and a sunset picnic area. The grand finale fireworks will be at 10pm. For more information visit the Royal Greenwich website
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