Bedford’s Kite and Motoring Festival returns this June

Kite Festival
The last Kite and Motoring Festival was in 2019

The Bedford Kite and Motoring Festival will be returning for its biggest event this June, with activities taking place in Russell Park, the Embankment, Mill Meadows and on the River Great Ouse.

The free event takes place on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 June and there will be fun for all the family from 10am – 4pm each day.

The free event has grown to become a highlight of the summer festival calendar, and this year the town’s first Dragon Boat Festival will be an added attraction on Sunday.

Read: Bedford’s first ‘oar-some’ Dragon Boat Festival roars into town this June

As ever, Russell Park will have a spectacular display of kites of all shapes and sizes along with the ever-popular craft marquee and traditional funfair.

  • Bedford Kite Festival 2019 5
  • Bedford Kite Festival 2019 5
  • Bedford Kite Festival 2019 5
  • Bedford Kite Festival 2019
  • Bedford Kite Festival 2019 5
  • Bedford Kite Festival 2019 5
  • Bedford Kite Festival 2019 5

Mill Meadows will host a huge exhibition of unique and interesting motor vehicles, bandstand concerts and on the Sunday, Dragon Boat racing. The event also promises a tasty array of food and drink options, including the new addition of a vegan market.

On the Embankment, visitors will have the opportunity to try their hand at water sports activities such as paddle boarding and water zorbing. The bandstand in Mill Meadows will host live music with concerts throughout the day.

Tom Wootton, elected Mayor of Bedford Borough, said, “We are thrilled to announce the return of the Bedford Kite and Motoring Festival.

“This event has something for everyone, from kite-flyers and fans of water sports to car enthusiasts and classical music lovers, and promises to be a great day out for the whole family.

“We are looking forward to welcoming visitors from across Bedford Borough and beyond to enjoy this fantastic day out.”

You can find out more about the event here

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