14th - 15th July 2018

Two days packed full of fun!

Activities, entertainment and spectacle for all ages.

Water-based activities

After the excitement of our 2017 event, we are expecting even more teams to take the MIGHTY River Weaver Dragon Boat Challenge 2018, with a full day of racing on Saturday 14th July. The finish line has been moved to Baron’s Quay outside The ODEON. Enter your team NOW


Fun on the river continues on Sunday 15th July with The Rotary River Raft Race – our new challenge for 2018. As much fun for the spectators as it is for the competitors, watch the teams battle it out on their home-made rafts; will it be a race to the finish – or a race to the bottom?! You cand find out more – or enter a team HERE


Sunday also sees our famous Ducks on the Dane Race, which will bring the weekends water activities to a close. Look out for tickets to sponsor your duck nearer the date.

Food, Drink and Shopping

Enjoy a whole range of delicious tasty goodies from the on-site outlets or the many bars, restaurants and cafés that Northwich has to offer.


Browse the array of independent and national retailers, and take in the monthly Artisan Market held on Saturday 14th July.


There will also be a variety of Charity and Trade stalls.


Artisan Market food


If you would like to have a stall, contact us HERE

Fun for all the family

We’ve got loads planned to keep kids of all ages entertained.


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Non-stop Entertainment

As well as the fun happening on the water, we will be having live entertainment throughout the town until late evening each day.


A mixture of music and street theatre will be on offer and, to round off each day, there will be a grand open air concert by the river.


More details will follow soon, but if you would like to be included in the list of entertainment, contact us HERE


Smile! Even dogs enjoy the Northwich River Festival