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20 July 2012 - 22 July 2012
The Riversway Festival brings one of the UK’s largest dock and marina sites alive with excitement, music, laughter and fun across this weekend which will see guest boaters sail to Preston from around the country to join in the fun – a host of water based activities including boat trips around the dock, police search and rescue displays, have-a-go dragon boating and jet ski displays will be available. Outdoor performance is a major feature of the Riversway programme, keeping crowds of all ages entertained across the weekend, whilst the exhibition marquee will host a unique range of gift stalls alongside a well-stocked bar to quench the thirst of any festival goer.
A must-see will be ‘Sing the Docks’. As one of our Made in Preston projects, More Music has been working with choirs, singers and festival goers to build up to 2012 singers harmonising over the waters as the Guild anthem is performed for the first time.
Sat-Nav users type in the postcode PR2 2YP, or search for either Mariners Way or Navigation Way.
Public Transport Directions
From Preston City Centre, catch the orbital bus, number 88C (clockwise) near Debenhams, outside the Fishergate Centre. This will take you either to the Odeon cinema or Morrisons. Buses are every 15 minutes between 07.30 and 18.30, or every 20 or 30 mins in the evening.
Riversway is about 25 minutes' walk from the city centre.
Walk down Fishergate Hill past Debenhams and the Railway Station, and keep going straight on until you reach the Chorley Nissan dealership on the right, just before the bridge over the river. Turn right here (at the traffic lights), over the level crossing and then turn left by the Park and Ride. Keep walking until you see the Odeon cinema.
User reviews: 1 comment
Posted 17 July 2012 at 16:26
i have been asked by several friends if and what day a fireworks display is planned this year but having read the riversway events website there is no mention of a fireworks display as had been in recent years just wondering why this event has been cancelled as alot of my friends including myself used to like watching this event
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