Due to the current Corona virus outbreak, many attractions are delaying their 2020 season opening times and event organisers are cancelling or postponing their events.

While we will try to update the information on this site as much as possible, we cannot guarantee to have all the information we would like.

Therefore we urge you to check the latest information on the attraction or event's website or Facebook pages, and to contact them before travelling to avoid disappointment.

steam rallies and events

Inland Waterways

April 2020

Fri 10th - Mon 13th Apr 2020: Easter Boat Gathering

National Waterways Museum 2020
South Pier Road, Ellesmere Port, Cheshire.
Tel: 0151 355 5017.

For the last 42 years, the colourful spectacle of the Easter Boat Gathering has marked the unofficial start to the season. The 43rd event, full of boats,…

Inland Waterways

May 2020

Sat 2nd - Sun 3rd May 2020: IWA Canalway Cavalcade

Little Venice, Paddington, London, Greater London, W2 6NE.
Tel: 01494 932 730.

The Cavalcade is London's biggest, brightest and best waterways festival.

Inland Waterways

Thu 7th - Sun 10th May 2020: St Richard’s Canal Festival

Vines Park, Droitwich Spa, Worcestershire, WR9 8LB.

The classic cars (days to be confirmed) will be on display in the town centre this time and not at the Lido Car Park.

Classic Cars / Inland Waterways

Fri 8th - Sun 10th May 2020: Skipton Waterway Festival

The Canal Basin, Coach Street, Skipton, Yorkshire, BD23 1LH.

The theme of VE Day Celebrations has been decided on and we will have to wait and see what the boaters have in mind, in regard to dressing up their boats.…

Inland Waterways

Sat 16th - Sun 17th May 2020: Moira Canal Festival

Moira Furnace, Furnace Lane, Moira, Leicestershire, DE12 6AT.
Tel: 01530 273 956.

Boats, bands, bar, live steam, historic re-enactments, fire eating, Morris dancing, vintage engines, Moira Furnace Museum, children’s entertainment…

Classic Cars / Country Fayre / Inland Waterways / Motorbikes / Steam and Vintage Rallies / Tractors

Sat 16th - Sun 17th May 2020: Rickmansworth Festival

Batchworth Lock Canal Centre 2020
99 Church Street, Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire.
Tel: 01923 778 382.

The top attraction for many is the wonderful array of canal boats from across the country – a terrific spectacle, with at least 100 craft of many…

Inland Waterways

Sat 23rd - Mon 25th May 2020: IWA Trailboat Festival 2020

Wey & Arun Canal 2020
The Wharf (behind the Onslow Arms Public House), High Street, Loxwood, West Sussex.

The Festival will be hosted by the Wey & Arun Canal Trust on the summit of the Wey & Arun Canal to raise the profile of the Canal and its restoration.

Inland Waterways

Sat 23rd - Mon 25th May 2020: Crick Boat Show

Crick Marina, West Haddon Road, Crick, Northamptonshire, NN6 7SQ.

Inland Waterways

Sun 24th - Mon 25th May 2020: Keighley Transport Festival

Keighley & Worth Valley Railway 2020
The Railway Station, Haworth, Keighley, Yorkshire.
Tel: 01535 645 214.

Celebrate the town’s transport heritage (May Spring Bank Holiday) – the canal, railway and road vehicles. Keighley is a 'unique' location…

Buses / Classic Cars / Commercial Vehicles / Inland Waterways / Railways

Sat 30th May 2020: Heritage Transport Festival

Ollershaw Lane, Marston, Northwich, Cheshire, CW9 6ES.
Tel: 01606 275 066.

Transport Festival featuring all types of road and inland waterways' vehicles.

Classic Cars / Industrial / Inland Waterways / Miniature Steam / Steam and Vintage Rallies

June 2020

Sat 27th - Sun 28th Jun 2020: Historic Narrowboat Rally & Canal Festival

Braunston Marina, The Wharf, Braunston, Nr Daventry, Northamptonshire, NN11 7JH.

This is hugely popular working narrowboats rally – the UK's largest! Well over 80 historic boats gather and take part in parades with commentary…

Inland Waterways

Sun 28th Jun 2020: Lymm Historic Transport Day

Lymm Village Centre , Lymm, Cheshire, WA13 0JB.

The 8th annual event that offers a unique combination of amazing transport attractions: 2 Spitfires – one in the air, one on the ground, historic…

Aircraft / Buses / Classic Cars / Commercial Vehicles / Fairground / Fire Appliances / Inland Waterways / Military / Miniature Railway / Models / Motorbikes / Organs / Steam and Vintage Rallies / Tractors

August 2020

Sat 29th - Mon 31st Aug 2020: IWA Festival of Water 2020

Perdiswell Park, Worcester, Worcestershire, .

2020 marks IWA's 75th Anniversary year and where better to start the celebrations than on the waterway where it all began, the Worcester & Birmingham…

Inland Waterways

September 2020

Fri 11th - Sun 13th Sep 2020: Black Country Boating Festival

Bumble Hole Nature Reserve, Windmill End, Netherton, Dudley, West Midlands, .

A boat gathering and community festival, the event is organised and run totally by volunteers. With more than 200 boat, trade and charity stalls to browse,…

Inland Waterways

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