• Milton Keynes Illuminated Boat Festival

  • Sat, 02-12-2017 at 15:00
  • Grand Union Canal
    MK9 4AD Milton Keynes
    MK9 4AD Milton Keynes
Milton Keynes Illuminated Boat Festival - Grand Union Canal - Milton Keynes

Milton Keynes Illuminated Boat Festival is taking place at 3pm - 9pm on Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 December. *Please note that all tickets have now been booked for Saturday and Sunday. We are sorry for any disappointment caused. As the Milton Keynes 50th birthday celebrations come to an end, join the Canal & River Trust for an afternoon and evening of festive fun at Milton Keynes first ever illuminated boat festival.Full details about the event can be found here: https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/enjoy-the-waterways/events/2017-12-02-milton-keynes-illuminated-boat-festivalThis is a ticketed event, if you don’t have a ticket you will not be able to access the site. Tickets are non-transferable and must be used on their stated date.Where is the event: Campbell Park along the canal Where should I park: there is no onsite parking, but there is plenty of parking around Campbell Park for all of our guests on Silbury Boulevard, Avebury Boulevard, NCP car park near the theatre, or limited parking at Willen Lake.You can access the site from the designated entrances, these include:At Campbell Park Canalside, off Overgate, opposite Campbell Park Pavilion, 1300 Silbury Blvd.From the canalside at Downhead Park, near the H5 Redway bridge.From Livingstone Drive, Newlands. Disabled Parking: is available on a first come first served basis for Blue Badge holders only, at Campbell Park Pavilion, 1300 Silbury Blvd, Milton Keynes MK9 4AD. You’ll need to bring and display your blue badge to onsite security.What do I need to bring: the most important thing to bring with you is your tickets you’ll need these either printed / or clearly displayed on your phone to be able to access the event. Tickets are not transferable between days. Without a ticket, you will not be allowed on to the site.We suggest you also bring torches, headsets and wear sensible clothing. The event is an outdoor event. The ground may be uneven, or muddy, so sensible footwear is a must.Whilst on site:The site will be operated using a one-way system, this is for your own safety, please follow directional signs, and instructions from stewards.Stay away from the edge of the canal.Supervise children at all times.But most importantly enjoy the event.The programmeSaturday 2nd DecemberPlease note:The entertainment programme starts from 4pm.The lit boats will begin arriving from 5pm (before then the number of boats on site will be limited).4pm: Jennifer Reid, performing songs she has written about the canal in Milton Keynes4.30pm: Josh Wylie, with some classic Christmas songs5pm: Illuminated boat parade7pm: Jennifer Reid, performing songs she has written about the canal in Milton Keynes7.30pm: Milton Keynes Brass Band, playing some festive classics8pm: Milton Keynes Rock Chorus08.30pm: Josh Wylie, with some classic Christmas songsSunday 3rd DecemberPlease note:The entertainment programme starts from 4pm.The lit boats will be static and there will not be a parade.4pm: Josh Wylie, with some classic Christmas songs5pm: Andrew Hubbard, violinist6pm: Milton Keynes Women’s Choir6.30pm: Jennifer Reid, performing songs she has written about the canal in Milton Keynes7pm: Jack Randle, with some classic Christmas songsWe hope you enjoy the event.This event wouldn’t have been possible without kind support from The Parks Trust, Milton Keynes Community Foundation and the Canal and River Trust.