Leeds Waterfront Festival 26th – 27th June (and further dates over Summer)

Canal & River Trust is delighted to announce that Leeds Waterfront Festival (LWF) is back!

The largest waterway festival in the north will be bigger than ever with a summer-long celebration that will showcase the city’s waterfront and South Bank area. Events and activities for all ages to enjoy are organised by waterways and wellbeing charity Canal & River Trust, Leeds City Council, Leeds Dock, The Tetley, Citu, The Royal Armouries Brewery Wharf and Granary Wharf.

The launch weekend takes place Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 June, with a packed programme of events at Granary Wharf, Brewery Wharf and Leeds Dock. This weekend is part of the wider Leeds Waterfront Festival, with a programme of events happening throughout the summer.

Four young people in life jackets, smiling on canoes

At Granary Wharf, Canal & River Trust are hosting free, drop-in activities 10am-4pm.  Sign up to activities from 10am on the day, arrive early to avoid disappointment!

• Free canoeing taster sessions for all ages and abilities – beginners welcome.

• Arts and crafts sessions for little ones, expressive art for teens and henna art for all ages, thanks to local charity Hamara.

• Families can travel through time with open-air theatre company Rusticus and experience an interactive theatrical journey along the waterfront discovering what makes the canal so special.

Find out more about Leeds Waterfront Festival here.