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Outdoor events and festivals

The Bedford River Festival

The Bedford River Festival will return on 17 and 18 July 2021. More information about the entertainment for the 2021 Festival will be released over the next few months via the River Festival website and there will be lots to look forward to.

We would like to thank our sponsors and supporters for their understanding and support during this challenging time for us all, and we are already looking forward to July 2021.

Please contact events@bedford.gov.uk for further information or if you have any questions.

The Bedford Kite and Motoring Festival

The Bedford Kite and Motoring Festival has been postponed until 2021. We will keep traders, exhibitors, local residents and businesses informed.

Please contact events@bedford.gov.uk for further information or if you have any questions.

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 events taking place in Bedford town centre.

Contact the Events Team

Email: events@bedford.gov.uk