Festival will light up the waterfront

The River Aire will be alive with activity this weekend (25 & 26 June 2016) as the Leeds Waterfront Festival takes over a host of venues including Thwaite Mills in Stourton; Leeds Dock, Brewery Wharf and The Tetley art gallery in Hunslet and Granary Wharf in Holbeck.

Dragon Boat racing. Photo: Raj Passy Photography
Dragon Boat racing. Photo: Raj Passy Photography

There’s plenty of fun planned for people of all ages from free river cruises, to dragon boat races, great food, live music and much more. You can download the full programme and map here: Waterfront-download

This year is the 200th anniversary of the completion of the Leeds & Liverpool Canal and a very special heritage trail has been created to celebrate. Learn more about the significant role the waterways played in developing Leeds into the vibrant city it is today, as freight boats serviced the diverse industries across the city. Find out more by visiting www.leedswaterfrontfestival.com.

Organisers thanked Leeds City Council, Canal & River Trust, Aire Action Leeds, Leeds Dock, Leeds Inspired, CEG, Watson Property Management and Double Tree Hilton for their generous support this year. Special thanks also to Safe Anchor Trust for the provision of FREE boat trips across the festival.