Colourful delights at this year’s Canal Day

A large crowd is expected to be at Banbury Canal Day on Sunday. NNL-150929-192755001
A large crowd is expected to be at Banbury Canal Day on Sunday. NNL-150929-192755001

Banbury canalside will be awash with colour this 
Sunday when one of the town’s biggest events returns to the waterfront.

The twelfth annual Canal Day has a ‘colours of the rainbow’ theme and sees boaters, 
traders, foodies and 
performance artists unite to produce a day of fun for all.

The crowds were out in force last year and Banbury Town Council hopes this year will be just as successful.

The boats on the canal will be decorated in vibrant 
colours when they head down the water at 10.30am.

The town mayor, Councillor Tony Mepham, will be on board the narrowboat at the front of the procession before cutting the ribbon at Tooley’s Boatyard to open the event, accompanied by the winner of the BG’s nominate a local hero competition, Karen Irvani of Parents Talking Asperger’s.

As usual, the canalside will be full of arts and crafts stalls, fundraising efforts and food and drink sellers. Visitors can stop off at The Mill to explore the gallery or head to Compton Road to watch live performances from local groups.

Meanwhile, the General Foods Gardens will host live music, including an exclusive taster of bands set to appear at next week’s Folk Festival.

Horse and cart rides, 
falconry displays, go-karting will also be on offer in Spiceball Park – providing something for everyone to enjoy.