The Cavalcade takes place all this May Bank Holiday weekend, and, we are told, combines a boat rally with a trade show and a wide range of activities and entertainments. Expect to see bands, punch and judy shows, competitions, parades, a teddy bear's picnic, kayaking and more.
It claims to be London's premier canal festival, but as your author hasn't been able to make it along, and probably won't this weekend, he will let you judge for yourself whether it beats the likes of the Angel Canal Festival.
Today you can expect to see a real ale bar from 11am until 5.30pm, organised walks and music from the Fat Arthur Band and the Rhythm and Blues Brothers.
Your author thanks his friend Jon for the recommendation, even though it was by sarcastic text message. For more, see here