The annual Rickmansworth Festival is back this May, after a two-year-gap caused by the difficulties of staging the event during the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdowns.
The much-loved festivities will be held on both May 21 and May 22 at the Rickmansworth Aquadrome and along the canal towpath, with it being 27th edition since it first began in 1993.
Organised entirely by volunteers at heritage charity Rickmansworth Waterways Trust (RWT) and supported by Three Rivers District Council, Affinity Water and the Canal and River Trust, the event will have its usual roster of live music, good food, performing arts and community displays.
Joining that will be the huge variety of traders and exhibitors from across the country selling goods along the canal path and around the Aquadrome, with the team working hard to make this a festival to remember after two years ago.
Attractions at the fete include a full funfair, canal boat trips running throughout the day, visiting narrow boats for guests to see and an art exhibition at Batchworth Lock’s education centre.
25,000 people are expected to attend over the weekend. There is no charge for admission, but the RTW does collect donations at various points across the festival site, with the money going towards the charity’s educational resources.
For more information on the event, please www.rwt.org.uk/festival.
Picture credit Les Mead