Social Events

About the Social Events

Please note that due to the COVID-19 crisis, the racing will be going ahead, but the LA-LA is cancelled, and no shore-based social events will be taking place.

Briefings, protests and prize givings will be held online.

A variety of social events take place throughout the River Festival.  The main events are the prize givings (on each race day with main prize givings on the second Sunday) as well as nautically themed events and entertainment on Quay Day, which has previously included: On the water events, a fancy dress competition for the kids, a treasure hunt, clowns and rides, the Great Duck Race and a variety of other attractions.  In addition, smaller social events take place at the race briefings and LA-LA rally briefings.

The two local yacht clubs – the North Wales Cruising Club in Conwy and the Conway Yacht Club on the Deganwy side of the river – offer entertainment and hospitality for competitors, as well as hosting many of the social events.

You’ll find a warm welcome at both Conwy and Deganwy Marinas and their respective licensed premises, the Mulberry Inn and the Quay Hotel and Spa.

Getting across the river couldn’t be easier, with the River Taxi service, provided by the North Wales Cruising Club.

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