Whaley Bridge's 2013 Water Weekend - W3 - will be on Friday 7 June, Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 June. Now the town's top summer event, the Water Weekend has become famous for its FREE boat trips. This will be the 14th W3, building on the very successful event in 2012, when, despite rain, over 1,200 people took a boat trip.
Chairman Barry Rudd and his team have been working hard on creating a programme that will see many of the favourites back at the Canal Basin, with some new acts and attractions.
But the main attraction - as ever - is the free boat trips. Barry said: "The boat trips are always No 1 on our list. We think visitors to W3 deserve a break in these hard times, which is why the trips are free. We've got the meerkats again, birds of prey, bags of market stalls for summer bargains, and music, music, music! After last year's first, the climbing wall will be back."
MUSIC: Following its 2012 success, the Friday night launch will be a presentation of acoustic bands and acts in the Mechanics' Institute - with a bar this year. At the same time, there are plans for a gig aimed at younger fans with local bands on the canalside stage
For information about W3 2013, contact secretary
Sam Gray 01663 719 824
For booking stalls at the W3 market, contact
Chris Tetley 07767 652 775.
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