Best Dressed Competition

Decorate your canalside garden or boat


Whether you’re a canal boat resident or someone whose property leads down to the canal - we’d love you to get into the Festival spirit by decorating your boat or the bottom of your garden.

From balloons to bunting, let your imagination run riot, have fun and give our much-loved backwater the full- frontage treatment. We want to make the canal a site for sore eyes north and south of Aristotle Lane.

Prize for the best display!


Fancy Dress Competition

Dress up, join in or simply enjoy the parade. Costumes with an aquatic theme. No need to register, just turn up. Prizes for the best outfits.