Leeds Waterfront Festival this Bank Holiday

Published: Thursday, 25 August 2022

 THE Leeds Waterfront Festival takes place this coming Saturday at Granary Wharf.

The free event runs from 10am until 4pm at the start of the Leeds & Liverpool Canal.

There are many free activities too both on and off the water including canoeing, paddle boarding and kayaking sessions.

LeedsWaterfrontAfrican drumming

For land lovers there will be a rock-climbing wall, face painting and arts and crafts activities. Festival-goers are invited to join the African drumming workshop led by Unbeatable Energy, taking place between 10am and 2pm.

All activities can be booked on the day, based on a first come first served basis. For those wanting to get involved with the city’s waterways beyond the festival, there will also be opportunities to talk to the Canal & River Trust’s team to find out more about how to get involved in supporting the charity from volunteering and raising funds.

The north’s largest waterfront festival showcases the best of the city’s waterways, with the annual celebration being organised by Canal & River Trust alongside Leeds City Council, Leeds Dock, The Tetley, Citu, The Royal Armouries, and Granary Wharf.

Popular waterside hub

Located behind Leeds train station, Granary Wharf is a popular waterside hub that offers a variety of places to eat and drink and is connected to Leeds Dock by Leeds water taxi. For the first time Granary Wharf is part of Leeds Jurassic Trail, supported by the trust and visitors can also enjoy experiencing a life-size replica Spinosaurus in the water.