Final preparations are well underway for the Northwich River Festival 2018 which takes place on Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th July.
A well as building on the success of last year’s event when thousands of people watched the Dragon Boat Races, joined in the children’s fun fare, shopped, cheered on the famous Duck Race and watched Typhoon and the Pedal Pushers street theatre this year much more has been added.
New this year are Raft Racing (there is still time to enter a team)  Pirates will be joining in with the crowds, an inflatable obstacle course, Mid Cheshire SUP will be taking to the water,Wirral community Narrowboat Trust will be offering wheelchair accessible boat trips, Vale Royal Sub Aqua Club will be taking to the water and much more.
All this will be taking place at Barons Quay and the surrounding areas and don’t forget, as well as the normal parking in Northwich there will be free all day parking in Verdin Park on both days.
Additionally there are 2 evening Open Air Concerts.  Party in the Park with ABBA Now supported by Heart & Soul and the finale of the Northwich River Festival will Proms in the Park on Sunday evening with the Vale Royal Youth Orchestra and the fabulous Soprano Rhian-Carys Jones.
It’s free to attend all daytime events. Details on how to enter the Raft Racing, ticket prices, timings of the concerts are on the website NorthwichRiverFestival.org.uk.
Committee Chairman John Walton said “Northwich River Festival 2018 is organised by Northwich Rotary Club and our Partners. We are really excited about all that has been organised for this July , including all the successful events from 2017 and the new innovations for this year. The NRF 2018 is intended to be a community event for the people of Northwich to enjoy but any money raised will be split between the Alzheimer’s Society, the RNLI and Northwich Rotary Charities. We hope that as many people as possible will attend both days.”