TTBF 2021 from 27th - 30th August
Open for ticketing and bookings

Tuesday 30th March 2021

FINALLY!      We are able to announce that the “TRAD” (the 42nd Thames Traditional Boat Festival) WILL now take place this year on Fawley Meadows as it has for the past 41years until last year, from Friday 27th August to Monday 30th August.


We have to move it to the Bank Holiday weekend following Regatta's announcement, and have all fingers crossed that the weather will be kind and that no other events will be taking place in Henley that weekend to detract from our spectacular four-day Festival of Family Fun, food, drink, music, shopping, antiques: Oh - and BOATS !!  Dozens of Classic beautiful river-craft and the Dunkirk Little Ships, flags fluttering, owners primped and polished and itching to show off their beautiful “pets”.. and even to enter their four-legged pets in the Dog Shows!

A Quintessential English Summer Weekend by the river with bars and street food and the Crooked Billet Pop up Pub with Great Music to turn each evening into the Best Bank Holiday Party!

Please put the dates in your diary:  

Friday August 27th - soft opening… but party night!

Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th: full on Festival all day ’til 11.00 p.m.

and Bank Holiday Monday 30th . . the music stops at 10.00 p.m.


By which time we hope you will all be exhausted and ready to relax at work the next day!

Polish up your vintage car, children, dogs, and of course your boats, and come and join us please!

Judy,  the Hon. Lady McAlpine  &  Adam Toop  -  co chairs 

Thames Traditional Boat Festival

 The 42nd Thames Traditional Boat Festival

friday 27th - Monday 30th August 2021


An exciting and fun day out for the whole family,

a celebration of all that's best in British boatbuilding and craftsmanship

evoking the nostalgia of boating from a bygone era.


This popular, long-running event, now offers more attractions on the water,

in the air and on the land, than ever before. 


the fleet of

Dunkirk "Little Ships"


and the largest display of traditional boats in Europe, 

amphibious and military vehicles, the WW1 air display team - and much more...


The history of the Thames Traditional Boat Festival

Take part

Enter your Traditional Boat, Vintage or Classic,

Amphibious or Military Vehicle, or as an Exhibitor/ Trader


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