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Burnley Canal Festival


Finsley Gate Wharf, Burnley, Lancashire

Tel: 01282 421986

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Burnley Canal Festival

Free family friendly Festival celebrating Burnley’s canalside. 

Launched in 2012, the Canal Festival has developed each year, steered by a collaboration of community organisations.  We had to take time out due to the pandemic but we came back in 2022 and had a fabulous festival at the beautifully restored Finsley Gate Wharf.  Over 5,000 visitors joined us.

We will be back on Sunday 27 August 2023. Look out for regular updates on this website and our Facebook page.

Burnley Canal Festival is produced by Mid Pennine Arts and Super Slow Way 


Book Tickets

Opening Times

August Bank Holiday Weekend (27 Aug 2024)




  • Family Fun
  • Festival
  • Traditional Event
  • Unusual Event
  • Use and Promote Local Produce
  • Water Event


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The Weavers' Triangle Visitor CentreThe Weavers' Triangle Visitor Centre, BurnleyLocated in the Wharfmaster's House and Canal Toll Office at Burnley Wharf, the Visitor Centre contains displays about The Weavers' Triangle, the Leeds & Liverpool Canal and the cotton industry and its workers. Admission is FREE.

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