Rickmansworth Community Festival, run by Waterways Trust.

This weekend the entertainment will be starting on all the stages at the Rickmansworth Festival.


Next event 18th and 19st May 2019


The park is among a record-breaking 1,686 parks and green spaces that received a prestigious Green Flag Award – the mark of a quality park or green space. A Green Flag flying overhead is a sign to the public that the space boasts the highest possible standards, is beautifully maintained and has excellent facilities.


The Rickmansworth Festival takes place on the third weekend of May every year and celebrates canals, the community and the environment.


The Rickmansworth Festival occupies a site which runs along the Grand Union Canal between Batchworth and Stockers Locks and a significant part of the Aquadrome Park. The Festival is open from 10.30am to 10.30pm on Saturday and from 10.30am to 5.30pm on Sunday. Plan for at least half a day for your visit to ensure you can enjoy some of the varied entertainment and attractions on offer.


The Rickmansworth Festival started as a purely canal based event in 1993, as part of the British Waterways "Canals 200" celebration that year.


The entertainment schedule for the 2019 Festival can be downloaded here.  

Some of the highlights of the different areas of the site include: -

  • Batchworth Lock - Boat Trip booking office and departure point; Batchworth Lock Canal Centre with books, gifts and ice creams; Batchworth Lock Eduction Centre; Café at Lock 81; historic wooden working boat “Roger”; entertainment stage; toilets.
  • Canal Tow Path - Displays of visiting historic working boats and decorated pleasure craft; boat tug of war; catering; boaters information point and other exhibitors.
  • Aquadrome - Trade, craft and charity stalls; main entertainment stage; Owlsworld acoustic stage; main catering area and real ale beer tent; Environment Fair; Living History displays; Fun Fair; Children’s Farm, and many other attractions.



Getting to the Festival

Public Transport - The Festival is only a short walk from Rickmansworth town centre which is served by Rickmansworth Station on the London Underground Metropolitan Line and also numerous buses such as the 320, 321 and 724 operated by Arriva, the 336 operated by Carousel Buses and the R21 operated by Red Rose Travel.




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