The Thames Traditional Boat Festival 2023 – popularly known as “The Trad” – will take place from 14 to 16 July 2023 on the picturesque Fawley Meadows at Henley-on-Thames.
“The Trad” is the largest gathering of classic river craft in the world, and with the Dunkirk Little Ships dressed overall, they are a wonderfully picturesque sight, with vessels and owners primped and polished and itching to show off their beautiful craft.
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 Thames Traditional Boat Festival 2023 will provide a quintessential English summer weekend by the river, with bars and street food, including the Crooked Billet pop-up pub with great music to transform each evening into the best Bank Holiday party.
Please see important ticketing information below.
Each full-on festival day starts at 10.00am with welcome and safety announcements and runs until 6.00pm. This is followed by the Crooked Billet (music and partying at a pop-up pub/restaurant and music stage) until 11.30pm with closedown at midnight.
Friday – £16.00
Saturday or Sunday – £20.00
All 3 days – £40.00
Junior tickets (13 to 17 years):
Friday – £8.00
Saturday or Sunday – £10.00
All 3 days – £20.00
12s and under: Free