The Evesham River Festival will return this summer.

It has been confirmed that the popular event will be back on the calendar following a three-year hiatus.

The boating extravaganza was cancelled in both 2020 and 2021 due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

Then in 2022, it was put off once again due to ongoing work in Workman Gardens.

A spokesperson for the event said at the time: “Unfortunately, the Evesham River Festival will not be able to go ahead this year due to circumstances out of our control.

“The Workman Gardens are undergoing renovations and the available space is not adequate to comply with health and safety requirements to hold this event.

“Thank you to everyone for their continued support to this wonderful local event.

“We want to make next year's event a showcase event for the river and the town and planning is already underway.”

Revisit the 2018 Evesham River Festival here.

This year's festival will take place on Saturday, July 8.

Stallholder interest forms are now live on the event's website, where boater entry forms can also be found on the website.

Organisers are also looking for sponsors for this year's event.