Thames Traditional Boat Festival 2022

15 July 2022
17 July 2022
Fawley Meadows, Henley-on-Thames
Fawley Meadows

Thames Traditional Boat Festival 2021

About the Thames Traditional Boat Festival 2022

The 43rd Thames Traditional Boat Festival – popularly known as “The Trad” – will take place this year from 15 to 17 July 2022 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 2022 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.

Event schedule

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.

Ticketing information

Friday – £8.00 (online) or £10.00 (gate)
Saturday or Sunday – £13.00 (online) or £15.00 (gate)
All 3 days – £26.00 (online) or £30.00 (gate)
Evening tickets – £5.00
Evening tickets give access to the Crooked Billet music stage and dance floor from 5.00pm.

Junior (13 – 17 years):
Friday – £4.00 (online) or £5.00 (gate)
Saturday or Sunday – £6.00 (online) or £7.00 (gate)
All 3 days – £12.00 (online) or £14.00 (gate)

12s and under: Free

Tent (premium plot) per night – £30.00
Tent (standard plot) per night – £20.00

Caravan/Campervan/large Motorhome per night – £35.00

Glamping by arrangement with Rent Bell Tents of Marlow

Good to know

  • Day tickets include evening access to the Crooked Billet.
  • Carers accompanying disabled visitors have FREE entry to the festival.
  • There is a free car park for Blue Badge holders.
  • There are discounts for booking tickets online.
  • Tickets can be purchased at the gate for each day or 3-day tickets.