Family fun as town plays host to annual Festival of Water event

The Inland Waterways Association Festival of Water in St Neots. Picture: ARCHANT

The Inland Waterways Association Festival of Water in St Neots. Picture: ARCHANT - Credit: Archant

People from around Huntingdonshire flocked to the River Great Ouse to enjoy a weekend full of bank holiday fun at the IWA Festival of Water.

The Inland Waterways Association Festival of Water in St Neots. Picture: ARCHANT

The Inland Waterways Association Festival of Water in St Neots. Picture: ARCHANT - Credit: Archant

The festival, held in St Neots, featured three days full of entertainment including canoe and paddleboard taster sessions, boat trips and a dog show.

The aim of the event is to showcase the River Great Ouse and to illustrate how the waterways can enhance towns and villages.

There was also a display of classic cars, live music, digger driving, water zorbing and fairground rides.

With music from the RAF marching band, the Ouse Valley Jazz Band, and The Panic Steel Band, entertainment was provided throughout the day and went on until the evening.

The Inland Waterways Association Festival of Water in St Neots. Picture: ARCHANT

The Inland Waterways Association Festival of Water in St Neots. Picture: ARCHANT - Credit: Archant


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The event, which is organised by the Inlands Waterways Association and supported by St Neots Town Council, was funded by the Environment Agency and Anglian Waterways.

To find out more about the festival, log on to www.waterways.org.uk/festivalofwater.

The Inland Waterways Association Festival of Water in St Neots. Picture: ARCHANT

The Inland Waterways Association Festival of Water in St Neots. Picture: ARCHANT - Credit: Archant

The Inland Waterways Association Festival of Water in St Neots. Picture: ARCHANT

The Inland Waterways Association Festival of Water in St Neots. Picture: ARCHANT - Credit: Archant

The Inland Waterways Association Festival of Water in St Neots. Picture: ARCHANT

The Inland Waterways Association Festival of Water in St Neots. Picture: ARCHANT - Credit: Archant

The Inland Waterways Association Festival of Water in St Neots. Picture: ARCHANT

The Inland Waterways Association Festival of Water in St Neots. Picture: ARCHANT - Credit: Archant

The Inland Waterways Association Festival of Water in St Neots. Picture: ARCHANT

The Inland Waterways Association Festival of Water in St Neots. Picture: ARCHANT - Credit: Archant

The Inland Waterways Association Festival of Water in St Neots. Picture: ARCHANT

The Inland Waterways Association Festival of Water in St Neots. Picture: ARCHANT - Credit: Archant

The Little Gransden Air and Classic Car Show. Picture: ARCHANT

The Little Gransden Air and Classic Car Show. Picture: ARCHANT - Credit: Archant

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