Festival on the Waterfront this weekend


The Leeds Waterfront Festival returns to a host of venues along the river this weekend, 29th and 30th June.

Waterfront logoOrganisers promise a host of entertainments and activities from boat rides to heritage walks and from disco dancing to stilt walking.

The New Dock will host a dramatic Dragon boat racing contest on Saturday. Having competed in previous years and capsizing once I can vouch for the excitement of these sprints down the dock. Meanwhile Brasserie Blanc will be bringing a suitably French feel to the festivities with a display of vintage 2CVs, a petanque match (that’s boules to you and me) and a popup creperie.

Thwaite Mills in Stourton is one of the festival venues where you can find:

  • Free boat rides with the Safe Anchor Trust
  • A range of canal, working and other traditional boats
  • Steam Crane
  • Bouncy castle and mini fair
  • Face painting
  • Craft and artisan stalls
  • Blacksmith
  • Food and drink stalls
  • Live music

With a vintage bus service linking the sites, this promises to be another excellent weekend. Full details are available on the festival website: www.leedswaterfrontfestival.com/