St Richards Canal Festival kicks off this bank holiday weekend - The Droitwich Standard

St Richards Canal Festival kicks off this bank holiday weekend

Droitwich Editorial 28th Apr, 2023 Updated: 1st May, 2023   0

Droitwich’s locks are open ready for the arrival of this years St Richard’s Canal Festival over the May bank holiday weekend.

The free festival at Vines Park, Droitwich Spa kicks off today (April 28) from 5pm to 11pm and will continue over the weekend 10am to 11pm Saturday and Sunday (April 29 and 30).

The festivities continue into the May 1 bank holiday from 10am to 5pm with The ‘Great Droitwich Duck Race’ closing out the weekend from 4.30pm.

Friday’s entertainment kicks off with live music from Jack Read and the Shaders from 6.30pm before the Party Night with Dirty Bass begins booming at 9pm.

Local traders will be up bright and early on Saturday morning to set up arts and crafts stalls selling good from 10am to 5pm.

Boat trips will give people a chance to travel down Droitwich Spa’s beautiful canals between 10am and 4pm the same day. Boat trips on barge ‘Pamela May 2’ and the arts and craft stalls will return at the same times on Sunday and Monday.

Droitwich Community Choir begin the live entertainment on Saturday afternoon with a 1.45pm performance followed by Kingswinford Concert Band from 3pm and The Lost Notes bringing attendees into the evening from 5pm.

As the sun goes down visitors will see a live performance from The Transporters at 7pm before visitors can party out the night with the Reflections from 9pm.

Sunday’s entertainment starts earlier with a midday performance from Tukay and Ryan followed by I Sing Choir performing from 2pm and Mel and Him performing from 3pm.

Taking to the stage on Saturday evening will be Aardvark Stew from 6.30pm before you can Ska ‘n’ Reggae the night away with SKA BUCKS from 9pm.

Visitors can wag their tales at the dog show from 11am Monday morning before Blackwell Concert Band fill the air with music from 1pm followed by Debbie Parry Band performing from 3pm.

The bank holiday weekend will close out with The Great Droitwich Duck Race from 4.30pm on Vines Park River.

Food and drink will be available all weekend with this years real ale and cider bar stocked with 20 different beers and 15 different ciders.

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