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Bedford River Festival is postponed until 17th July 2021 as a coronavirus precaution. Find out more...

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Boat Mooring

The applications to bring your boat to Bedford and moor up at the River Festival (with the opportunity to be part of the festivities) will be available from January 2021. Please click the button below to express an interest, then we can send you the official application form from January 2020.

Mooring at the Bedford River Festival 2021

Activities for you to get involved in

  1. Raft Races – for the creative and competitive
  2. Musicians and Performers Wanted!
  3. Open Water Swim Race
  4. Dragon Boats
  5. Carnival Square
  6. Boat Mooring
Baot moving at the Bedford River Festival



A flexible approach...

The 2021 River Festival will include countless river activities, six live music and performance stages, the Arts, Heritage and Sports Villages, the wonderful offerings of the Continental Market and the spectacular fireworks, plus so much more.

Make sure you keep the 17th & 18th July free in your diaries so that you don’t miss out on any of the action

If you can’t find what you’re looking for on this web site, please contact the Events Team at to discuss how you can get involved.

Express an interest in Mooring up for the Bedford River Festival 2021.


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