When: 23rd & 24th June 2018, from 10am
Where: Leeds Dock, Brewery Wharf and Granary Wharf, Leeds, West Yorkshire
£: Many events are free
What is it?
Leeds Waterfront Festival is an annual celebration of the city’s waterside heritage, with boating activities and entertainment, taking place on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th June. This year’s festival will feature heritage boats, pirate battles, live music and dragon boat racing.
This year’s festival will see events taking place across Granary Wharf, Leeds Dock, the Royal Armouries Museum, and Brewery Wharf. At Granary Wharf there will be a festival hub, where free activities during the daytime will include a climbing wall, mini interactive Martial Arts workshops, fishing sessions, and canoe, kayak and paddle boarding. There will also be a live music stage and deck chairs.
At Leeds Dock there will be dragon boat races, street food, pop up pirate activities and a 7″ disco on the Saturday; and live music, a dog show and Leeds’ Strongest Human on the Sunday. At the Royal Armouries Museum there will be pirate battles, an 18th century naval encampment where visitors can discover what life was like at sea, big guns and cannons, Blackbeard events, and Treasure Island storytelling.
Finally, at Brewery Wharf there will be DJs, a karaoke competition, live music, samba dancers and capoeira performers throughout the Saturday afternoon.