Events & Festivals on the River Thames
Stuck for ideas of what to do? Have a look at the exciting range of events taking place on the River Thames.
From regattas and riverside events to festivals and exhibitions, there's always something different to do on the River Thames. Take a look at what the river has to offer and get the date in your diary! Why not stay and enjoy the area.
The Thames Traditional Boat Rally in July was relaunched in 2015 as the Traditional Boat Festival to reflect the broader range of attractions aimed at creating an exciting and fun filled weekend for families and traditional boat owners alike. It is a celebration of all that’s best in Boatbuilding and craftsmanship evoking the nostalgia of boating from a bygone era. It’s now bigger and better than ever - 14th to 16th July 2017.
Royal Swan Upping
The annual Swan Upping event is a colourful event. The Royal Swan Uppers, who wear the scarlet uniform of Her Majesty The Queen, travel in traditional rowing skiffs together with Swan Uppers from the Vintners’ and Dyers’ livery companies over 5 days. Swan Upping takes place on the Thames between Sunbury and Abingdon, between 17 and 21 July and plays an important role in the conservation of the mute swan
If you are looking for somewhere to stay then why not have a look at our great selection of accommodation providers along the River Thames.
Top 10 Festivals, Regattas and Events along the River Thames
- 29 Apr-1 May Stonor Tulip & Spring Flower Festival
- 10-14 May Royal Windsor Horse Show
- 2-4 Jun Beale Park Boat & Outdoor Show
- 10-11 Jun Marlow Town Regatta
- 28 Jun - 2 Jul Henley Royal Regatta
- 5-9 Jul The Henley Festival
- 14-16 Jul The Traditional Boat Festival
- 17-21 Jul Royal Swan Upping
- 4-5 Aug Wargrave & Shiplake Regatta
- 1-30 Sep Totally Thames
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Not only is Henley a delightful town on the River Thames, it has long been associated with festivals and regattas.
The towns along the River Thames provide a wide variety of festivals throughout the year.
Each year, hundreds of crews compete in a variety of regattas along the River Thames.