- Event location: Etruria Industrial Museum (Trent and Mersey Canal)
The Etruria Canals Festival continues the traditions of the annual community event which is one of the largest free events in Stoke-on-Trent, regularly attracting thousands of visitors to the junction of the Trent and Mersey and Caldon canals in the middle of Etruria.
The free festival will bring the canals of Stoke-on-Trent alive with a historic boat parade along the Trent and Mersey canal from Etruria towards Burslem. The Holy Inadequate, Stoke’s Pub of the Year will once again run the beer tent.
Music and dance will complement colourful historic canal boats moored along the towpaths of Etruria. Lots of activities for children and adults will be on site and a good time is guaranteed for all.
Vintage cars, boat trips and the popular greyhounds from Greyhound Gap will be on site, alongside special displays from Foxfield Railway and the Middleport Pottery.
Princess, the historic beam engine in Jesse Shirley’s Bone and Flint Mill will be ‘in steam’ and other attractions are in planning.
Once again, the canals festival will be organised and run by volunteers from the Etruria Boat Group and the IWA North Staffs and South Cheshire Branch.