Part of Eel Festival Weekend
The Eel Parade kicks off Saturday’s Eel Day when we celebrate 16 years, with a colourful array of eels process from Cross Green (next to Ely Cathedral) through Ely’s High Street, down to the river where a whole host of eel related activities take place in Jubilee Gardens. Special highlights include the Town Criers’ Championships and the World Eel Throwing Competition (no eels will be harmed in this competition, just stuffed toys!). Can you beat the World Record of over 17 metres? The full programme of arena events and activities includes Folk Music, dancing, a Living History Encampment, children's activities, side stalls, a Real Ales Tent and a Street Food Scene (including eels!).
For the full Ely Eel Festival programme, check our website.