Leeds Waterfront Festival is brought to you by Canal Connections, a social enterprise based along Leeds waterfront. Canal Connections is a passionate connector of people to the canal environment through arts, creativity and training and development opportunities. Canal Connections' work is delivered through engaging the use of canal boats and developing partnerships alongside the water. We work with residents, businesses and organisations whose values match our own and who share our desire to develop and maintain the natural environment of the canals and rivers for all to enjoy.
The festival has just celebrated its ninth year and has developed into a large partnership of individuals, organisations and businesses who have supported the delivery and the development of the festival into what it has become today. In 2014 Canal Connections took the lead in the festival’s delivery and has since become the lead in developing it further to ensure it has a sustainable future.