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Outdoor events and festivals

Bedford River Festival

The River Festival is returning on 18-19 July 2020 on the beautiful Embankment and surrounding area of Bedford.

There will be a wide range of performances, activities, and plenty more for visitors to take part in and enjoy.

Visit Bedford River Festival website for more information.

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Bedford Kite and Motoring Festival

This event will be returning in June 2020. For announcements, follow us on social media.

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Christmas Lights Switch On

Bedford’s annual Christmas Lights Switch On event will be held on Sunday 24 November 2019 on the Embankment. The firework display will take place from 5.30pm.

This event is sponsored by Bedford Business Improvement District, which is funded by town centre businesses.

River Great Ouse events

The River Great Ouse hosts a wide range of events and activities. 

River Users Group events diary (PDF)

Bedford BID 

Go to Bedford BID's Love Bedford website for more details on events taking place in Bedford town centre.

Contact the Events Team