A big thank you to everyone visiting Aquafest 2016 - hopefully you had as much fun as we did. Great weather, great crowd, great rafts, and great selection of vendors and exhibitors.
Thank you all for making this great event possible, and we hope to see you all again next year.
Welcome to Aquafest, Ely's Premier Community event which will be in it's 39th year in 2017! Ely Aquafest is held on the first Sunday in July, the date for 2017 is Sunday 2nd of July
Aquafest covers three premier sites along the riverside, Lavender Green, Jubilee Gardens and the Maltings Green,and is a must for families of all ages and interests.
Whether you are 9 or 90 Aquafest has something to offer YOU!
There is also the fun fair, beer tent, burger bar and stalls - a miscellany of charity stalls, with charity, craft and a variety of business stalls there providing something of interest to all.
A major crowd pleaser is the amazing Annual Raft Race on the River Ouse, with numerous decorated rafts, everyone enters into the spirit of the day and fun is had by all.
Meanwhile the two arenas provide varied entertainment through the day, often featuring local talent. There is music, dancing, interesting demonstration and audience participation.
Organised by the Rotary Clubs of Ely, with our main sponsors - Star Radio, Charles Daniel, Tucker Gardner and The Ely Standard - we are proud that we are able to provide this event FREE for ALL. Please click the following link to visit the Rotary Club of Ely website, and click here to visit the Rotary Club of Ely Hereward.
We also have a great Raffle every year, Please buy some tickets and help support this wonderful local event, with any profit from this event donated to local charities and worthwhile causes.
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We hope to see you there!
Please note that there is no car parking on the Aquafest sites and you are asked to use the usual Ely public car parks - details of which can be found on the East Cambs website.