It’s that time of year again where the people of Rickmansworth come together as a community and enjoy good local music and performing arts at Rickmansworth Festival.
This year marks the 21st annual Rickmansworth Festival and 20,000 people are expected to fill out the three different site areas: Batchworth Lock, Canal Tow Path and The Aquadrome on both the Saturday and Sunday. The festival opens at 10.30am until 10:30pm on Saturday and 10:30am to 5.30pm on Sunday.
Batchworth Lock will be where the boat trip booking office and departure point will be located. It is also home to the Batchworth Lock Canal Centre that sells books, gifts and ice creams.
Historically, the festival was an attraction due to the masses of canal boats that were moored along the Canal Tow Path. The festival expects at least 100 types of craft to be moored each year.
If you don’t fancy admiring the canal boats then fear not as previously mentioned, the festival have many music and performing art acts showcasing their talents on stage at The Aquadrome. Rickmansworth festival aims to cater to all age groups therefore genres of music range from: Rock, Folk and even Medieval! The Aquadrome will also have a wide range of trade, craft and charity stalls pitched up.
The festival is funded by local supporters and sponsors and would not be possible without them. Sponsors include: Three Rivers District Council, The Rickmansworth Chamber of Commerce and also The Inland Waterways Association.
For further information about the event and how to plan your day, be sure to head over to the Rickmansworth Waterways Trust website.