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Festival, Sat 24 - Mon 26 Aug 2019, free entry

Boats lining the River Lee

Boats lining the River Lee

More than 100 boats decked in their festival bunting


Town Centre,
Waltham Abbey,
EN9 1


Lee Valley Showground EN9 1AB
Free Entry & Free Parking
Over 100 boats will line the beautiful Lee Navigation including historic narrowboats and floating traders.
Come along for a wonderful day out. There are children's rides, free boat trips, live music, real ale bar, stalls and crafts, delicious food, classic cars, theatre and morris dancing as well as the chance for your children to have a free taster learn to drive a digger session.
Attractions on the water will include boat handling competitions on both the Saturday and Sunday and an illuminated boat procession on the Sunday evening at 9pm. Free boat rides are provided courtesy of Lee Valley Boats Centre.

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs acceptedFacilities for visually impaired

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 24 - Mon 26 Aug 2019 10:00 to 18:00
The Festival of Water is open from 10am until 6pm on Saturday 24 August and Sunday 25 August and from 10am until 5pm on Monday 26 August.


Free entry

Free Entry & Free Parking



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Map reference: TL 387004  Lat: 51.68565 Long: 0.00618


  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted
  • Facilities for visually impairedFacilities for visually impaired