About The Mayor's Thames Festival:
The Mayor's Thames Festival
is a spectacular, free, outdoor celebration for London. It is London's biggest family-friendly festival featuring arts events, theater and circus.
Launched in 1997 with an amazing high wire walk across the Thames, the festival has grown to become one of Europe's largest free, open-air arts festival.
Thames Festival commissions high-profile, cutting-edge arts events for unique environments on and around the river. It also showcases the best in street arts, illuminations, art installations, river events, street theater, massed choirs, circus, and music. Tens of thousands dance in the streets at the festival's climactic event, a spectacular Night Carnival that's a vivid mixture of masquerade, dance, music, and fantastic costumes.
6-15 September 2013. In 2013, the Mayor's Thames Festival undergoes an exciting transformation – it is extending from a concentrated weekend of riverside animations to a season of bespoke events that spans ten days and, over the years to come, it will be initiating and programming more and more activities both upriver and downriver from the area it has historically occupied between Westminster Bridge and Tower Bridge.
On the South Bank
between Westminster Bridge and Tower Bridge
/St Katherine's Docks along the River Thames, on the river banks, and on the adjacent riverside walkways and public open spaces.
No ticket required. It's all free!