Bedford Kite and Motoring Festival

Bedford Kite and Motoring Festival

We are pleased to announce that the Bedford Kite and Motoring Festival will take on 24 and 25 June 2023.

Following the successful introduction of the motoring element in 2019, this family-focused festival will expand even further in 2023 with a whole host of motor vehicles, kite flyers, vegan fare, music, food and drink, river entertainment and children’s activities.

Festival programme

Check out our Festival Programme (PDF) to plan your weekend.

All trade and catering applications are now full

If you would like to attend one of our future events, please keep an eye on our social media platforms.

Vehicle tickets are now closed

We have more than 250 vehicles attending this year’s festival. Thank you to all those who have brought tickets to attend. We look forward to welcoming you to site.

Quiet space for families of children with SEND - new for 2023

At this year’s Kite and Motoring Festival there will be a dedicated area for families of children and young people with special educational needs and / or a disability (SEND).

This area will have a quite space for people to sit and have a sensory break from any crowds, a dedicated bouncy castle for children with SEND, a changing places toilet and an information stand.

We hope that the festival will be inclusive to all, but we know that some families will benefit from knowing that there is also a dedicated space that they can go to if required

Event sponsorship packages

Two event sponsorship packages are now on offer to give businesses the opportunity to promote their brand directly to a large local and regional audience both in the lead-up and at the Festival itself.

Please see the Bedford Kite and Motoring Festival 2023 sponsorship opportunities (PDF) and contact to register your interest.

Gallagher Developments is proudly sponsoring this year’s professional kite flying activities.Gallagher Developments

Bedford Kite and Motoring Festival FAQs

You can also see our Bedford Kite and Motoring Festival FAQs page for more information.