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Northwich River Festival 2018

Northwich River Festival returns to Barons Quay on the 14th and 15th of July.

After a hugely successful 2017, the Northwich River Festival is back this summer at Barons Quay.

The event is organised by volunteers from the Northwich Rotary Club with the support of The Canal and River Trust, Baron’s Quay, Northwich Town Council, Northwich Business Improvement District and the Cheshire West and Chester Council who plan to make it bigger and better this year.

On the river there will be wheelchair accessible narrowboat trips as well as many challenges and races encouraging the competitive spirit over the weekend.

Live music will be performed throughout the day and open air ticketed concerts are running each night. Tickets are available for the hugely popular Pop in The Park – A Tribute to ABBA (Saturday) and Proms in The Park (Sunday) which can be purchased online here, Alternatively, tickets can be purchased in person (Cash Only) from the Northwich Art Shop or Northwich Information Centre.

Free parking is available in Verdin Park both days. All proceedings for the day will go towards The Alzheimer’s Society, The Royal National Lifeboat Institution and Rotary causes.

What’s on over the weekend?

Saturday 14th

  • River Weaver Dragon Boat Challenge
  • Northwich Artisan Market
  • Narrowboat Trips
  • Street Theatre
  • Live music and other performances from bands, choirs, solo performers
  • Party in The Park – A Tribute to ABBA (Tickets Required! On-Stage at 20:00)

Sunday 15th

  • Scouts Raft Racing
  • Corporate Raft Racing
  • River Trips
  • Street Theatre
  • Duck Race
  • Live music and other performances from bands, choirs, solo performers
  • Proms in The Park (Tickets Required! On-Stage at 20:00)

For more information go to

Cover Image: Baron’s Quay’s Marketing Team

Christian Dobbie

Christian Dobbie is an Editor & Photographer for Northwich Today.

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