When: 28th & 29th June 2014
Where: Along Leeds waterfront from Thwaite Mills to Granary Wharf
What is it?
The free, family-friendly, Leeds Waterfront Festival will take place on 28th and 29th June with an eclectic mix of entertainment including music, performance, art, workshops and even dragon boat races.
There will be activities and entertainment all along the waterfront, from the heritage of Thwaite Mills to the impressive Leeds Dock, Royal Armouries and Discovery Centre, taking in Brewery Wharf, Call Lane and Granary Wharf as well. This is the seventh year the event has taken place and this year there will be a floating stage, street food, steampunk and handmade markets, boat trips and crazy golf.
There will be a range of creative workshops including knitting, jewellery making and upcycling clothes. Visitors to Leeds Waterfront Festival will be able to stroll along the canal meeting artists and buskers along the way, or take a musical boat trip and hop on a vintage bus.
On the Saturday visitors will be able to cheer on the teams taking part in the dragon boat races at Leeds Dock. Look out for an invasion of mermaids and pirates as people gather for a Splashmob takeover at various sites during the day.
Visitors can enjoy some live music on the floating stage on Sunday from bands including Maia, We Died at Sea, Happy Daggers, Speed Dinosaurs and The Big Easy.