Bedford River Festival

Bedford River FestivalSaturday 21st July and Sunday 22nd July

The Bedford River Festival is back, and is bigger and better than ever this year!

Just one week before the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games, Bedford will come alive with the sights and sounds of one of the country’s biggest, and best, free family festivals.

Staged on the picturesque Victorian Embankment, Promenade, the River Great Ouse and in Russell Park, the Festival is a unique combination of the carnival, the musical, and of course, the nautical! From the traditional launch of the Festival with the parade, to the five live music stages, countless River activities, fireworks, the opportunity to participate in our arts, heritage or sports villages, and stroll through our continental market and taste cuisine from around the world; there is literally something for everyone at the Bedford River Festival.

Entertainment features strongly at the event with displays form local community groups in the arts and sporting worlds, to a multitude of professional acts. Attracting in excess of 300,000 spectators the Bedford River Festival is free, and offers numerous opportunities to participate in, or just to relax and enjoy a vast array of activities and entertainment.

We shall also be there, with Stephen manning our own stand. So you can come and have a chat to him about all things Marston Vale Line. We would love to see you.

Train service

There will be a normal train service on Saturday;  last train from Bedford at 9:56 p.m. (9:59 from Bedford St. Johns). Please note there is no late evening Fireworks Flyer or Sunday service, due to circumstances beyond our control.

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One Response to The Bedford River Festival is back!

  1. Monika says:

    What a shame there hasn’t been an early attempt to link up with the Bedford Writers Circle which has been ruinnng for years. There are many authors (of all genres) who probably haven’t heard about this admirable attempt to get Bedford on a literary map.Cambridge’s WordFest wold have been a good example to follow.