Saturday 30 June 2012 at Leeds in the Armouries Square
- Starts at: 10:00am Saturday 30 June 2012
- Finishes at: 4:00pm Sunday 1 July 2012
- Suitable for: Everyone
- Event type: Themed weekend
Saturday 30 June & Sunday 1 July
The Leeds Waterfront Festival features live music, local bands, arts and dance, on-the-water fun, canal boats, boat trips and much more, all at the coolest waterfront venues in Granary Wharf, Brewery Wharf, Clarence Dock and Thwaite Mills Watermill. There is something for everyone to enjoy!
Dragon Boat Racing
30 June 10am – 4pm
See some of Leeds’ biggest employers take to the water in their Dragon Boats to raise money for Leeds-based community initiatives. The huge 40ft-long dragon boats, complete with 16 paddlers and a drummer all in amazing echnicolor fancy dress, will be racing at Clarence Dock.
Races take place on Saturday 30 June between 10am and 4pm with over 20 teams competing.
Armed Forces Day Parade
30 June, 2pm – 2.30pm
To mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee there will be a Veterans’ parade and service on Royal Armouries Square, organized by Leeds Community Foundation.
The parade, on Saturday 30 June, will begin at 2pm outside Tesco, Clarence Dock.
A short service, led by the Archdeacon of Leeds, will take place on Armouries Square in front of the Museum.
There will also be a large display of police vehicles on the Square, as well as a variety of children’s activities.
Regimental bands will be playing on the stage in front of the Museum throughout the day.
The Waterfront Festival is organised by Marketing Leeds and British Waterways – please visit their websites for more information or contact Rachel.Clunas@britishwaterways.co.uk