The IWA (Inland Waterways Association) Festival of Water brings a free family day out offering attractions both on and off the water. Many boats attend, including leisure, trade, heritage and working narrowboats and a wide range of craft stalls, music, entertainment and activities for children ensure fun is had by all. There will also be a market and fundraising stalls and the IWA would like to hear from boaters, charities and local groups who are interested in having a stall and fundraising for their chosen cause.
IWA Events Team Chairman Jane Elwell said: “We are so pleased with the encouraging comments made by both local councils who are really looking forward to the IWA’s Festival of Water coming to town. There will be several exciting boating events on the Anglian Waterways in 2018 and we are sure IWA members and supporters will have a wonderful time getting to know the waterways better as they cruise their way to St Neots.”
Huntingdonshire District Council and St Neots Town Council are pleased to be working in partnership to bring this coveted event to the town.
Councillor Richard West, Chairman of Huntingdonshire District Council, says: “This is fantastic news for St Neots and our district. What a great celebration the IWA Festival of Water will be for our beautiful river, and we look forward to the festivities that will attract thousands of people to this unique event.”
Councillor Derek Giles, Mayor of St Neots added: “Riverside Park is at the heart of the town and the site of many successful river-based events. It is the perfect location for a waterside festival and we have some fantastic ideas that we are working on with The Inland Waterways Association to make this event one to remember.”