Racing down the river, the Dragon Boats are back.

20th July 2024

Northwich River Festival will return on the 20th July 2024 and promises to be the best one yet.

It’s just once a year that one of Northwich’s most beautiful assets is descended upon for a free to attend fun filled day, with dragon boat racing, family activities, food, drink, a funfair and much more. Set on the River Weaver, you can enjoy watching our teams race throughout the day in heats, before the grand final to see who our 2024 winner will be. 

The winning team from 2023 – CRS Consultants – are coming back to try and make it two years in a row, do you have the team that can take their crown?

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By joining us on the day, entering a team or getting a ticket for our duck race, you’re helping to raise funds for local good causes through Northwich Rotary Club.

Duck Duck… GO!

Each year, we raffle off our ducks (they’re not real ducks) and then drop them into the River Dane, the fast flowing water drags these little yellow quackers down to the River Weaver. The first one across the line will win it’s owner £200. Our ducks all have a number on the bottom and you can buy yours now, don’t miss out, they will sell out.

The 2023 Winning Duck Numbers:

1st Place: 645

2nd Place: 1092

3rd Place: 829

Worried about poluting the river? Don’t worry, our amazing volunteers will be on the river, not only to pick up the winning ducks, but they’ll net all our little friends back out of the river ready for next year.

Working For Good Causes

Member of Northwich Rotary Club, or Rotarians, are ordinary people doing extraordinary things.

This lunchtime club was founded in 1922 and currently has 26 members working on their active social programme. As well as being a supportive environment for all people to come together, the members also develop local projects and international schemes to help those in need, often by using the network of other Rotary Clubs in Britain and throughout the world.

Northwich River Festival is one of the ways Rotary help support their community, by putting on a free to attend event and raising money for local good causes.