Rotary Aquafest Virtual Duck Race

Sadly, no Aquafest this year but we thought we would have a bit of fun and are launching a Virtual Duck Race.

There are cash prizes of £200, £100 and £50 to be won.

Ducks cost £3 and the Race starts on 17 July and runs until the 25 July. Winners will be notified by email.

Proceeds from the race will go to local charities and good causes.


Note that entries must be registered by 15th July

Aquafest will be back on 3 July 2022.

To enter the race go to:

Look forward to seeing you all next year on 3 July

The Rotary Clubs of Ely


Welcome to Aquafest, Ely's Premier Community event which will be in it's 42nd  year in 2020   Ely Aquafest is held on the first Sunday in July, the date for 2020 is Sunday 5th 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.

There will also be demonstrations along the river by Hannam's Wake Hub and a chance to try paddle Boarding

Meanwhile the two arenas provide varied entertainment through the day, often featuring local talent. There is music, dancing, interesting demonstrations and audience participation.

Organised by the Rotary Clubs of Ely, with our main sponsors - Thorlabs, Charles Daniel, Tucker Gardner, Ward Gethin Archer, Whitings 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.

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You can also see our Facebook page at @elyaquafest   

We hope to see you there!

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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.



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