The Mayor’s Thames Festival 2012

Mayor’s Thames Festival 2012 – A Celebration of London and Its Iconic River:

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London’s largest free festival, the annual Mayor’s Thames Festival, takes place on September 8 & 9 all along the Thames.  The 2012 Festival will be one unforgettable event as it celebrates the closing weekend of the London 2012 Games and London’s final celebration of an amazing year.

Mayor’s Thames Festival

Like the previous years’ festivals, this end-of-summer Mayor’s Thames Festival celebrates the city of London and its iconic river with a fun-packed calendar of events taking place during the September weekend. The Festival brings together people from London’s diverse communities and there will be music, dancing, street arts, river races, carnival, pyrotechnics, art installations, massed choirs, food and feasting along the riverside walkways, roads, bridges, docks and public open spaces from the London Eye to Tower Bridge to St Katharine Docks .

Other Highlights

Other highlights include the Festival’s Kids’ Choir, which sees 600 children perform a new repertoire from composer Sam Lee, celebrating its tenth anniversary and London’s longest food and crafts market along the riverside walkways.

Night Carnival

The Thames Festival weekend ends with an illuminated Night Carnival which brings together over 2,000 dancers, drummers and masqueraders along London’s Victoria Embankment.  This is followed by the traditional Thames fireworks which the organizers promise will be bigger than ever and a grand finale to an incredible summer.

Throughout the summer the Thames Festival Trust will be announcing new elements set to take place that mean this year’s event is set to be like no other.


For more details of the weekend’s program, see the Mayor’s Thames Festival events calendar Here.

Event: Mayor’s Thames Festival
Place: Along the Thames
Date : September 8 & 9, 2012  (from 12.00 noon–22:00)

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