Water Fest

Saturday 4 June 2022, 11am – 5pm

Forbury Gardens, Reading Abbey Ruins, Chestnut Walk and Riverside Walk

Reading Water Fest will be taking place on Saturday 4th June this year to coincide with the Platinum Jubilee Bank Holiday weekend and will be Reading’s flagship Jubilee event! The event takes place in the Forbury Gardens, Abbey Ruins and along the Kennet, between Chestnut Walk and the Riverside Museum between 11am and 5pm. Reading Borough Council and The Kennet and Avon Canal Trust are working together once again and hope you can join us for what we hope will be very enjoyable day!

The event will consist of live entertainment, children’s activities and refreshments, water activities, narrow boats, craft and charity stalls.

If you would like to join us, complete the online application form.

Our charging fees will cover your pitch and parking facility for the duration of the day, however you will still need to provide your own tables, chairs and gazebos.  If you are a charity, the pitch fee is £30. For community groups the fee will be £40.  For all commercial stalls there will be a charge of £100 per stall,. We are offering a 10% early bird discount for any stall (charity, community or commercial) who apply before the 15th April.  If you are providing a free of charge activity, e.g. a workshop or performance, then we will waive this fee.

We do expect demand to be high. The deadline for applications is Friday 6 May 2022. If you would like any further information, please do not hesitate in contacting the events team on 0118 937 2771/0118 937 2395 or events@reading.gov.uk

For the full programme of activities and events taking place on the day please visit this page nearer the time of the event.