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Classic Boat Festival

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This is a past event and has already taken place

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Join the 9th annual Classic Boat Festival for your chance to climb on board over 40 vintage sailing and motor yachts not usually open to the public!

As well as discovering these wonderful boats and yachts, there will be a number of family activities for everyone to enjoy and get involved in. There will be nautical face painting, activities and crafts for the kids (and adults alike) from Sharky & George Pirate Kids Club, plenty of scrummy street food courtesy of our friends at Epicurean Events at The Marketplace and an Explorer Treasure Quest.

The brilliant team at Moo Canoes will also be offering free drop-in canoe trials on the water.

On Saturday you can catch Barnet Hill Life Boat Crew Sea Shanty Singers and a view of the Great River Race, and on Sunday try your hand at Stand up Paddleboarding and catch live National Youth Jazz Orchestra performances.

You will also be able to see Maria Arceo's Future Dust, which will remain there until Wednesday 13 September before continuing it's tour of riverside locations.