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2 May 2010

Enjoy the Canalway Cavalcade

The Canalway Cavalcade is Little Venice's annual canal festival, organised by the Inland Waterways Association and held every year since 1983.

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

^Picture by daveograve@^


  1. My children are married and the labrador has died. So I can imagine living on a canal barge full time! That would be a total fantasy, I realise, but still worth dreaming about.

  2. Cool pic. Must try and get down there. (sfter the rain stops)

  3. Thanks for the heads up! We went there today and had a nice time walking around in the rain having a look at all the barges. Never been to Little Venice so it was a good stop. Falafel & Hummus was probably the best I've had so far...music was probably the worst (hehe!).

  4. Glad to hear it was good. I was in Hastings for the weekend so couldn't make it, but it sounded fun.

    Hels - I agree. Canal boat living (in summer) is appealing.