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

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Getting to the River Festival

The Bedford River Festival takes place in July every other year in Bedford across a site that truly takes over the town for the weekend, including Russell Park, The Embankment and St Mary’s Gardens, to name just a few hotspots. The Festival always draws huge crowds and you are advised to plan ahead and think about how to get there, where to park and how to get around the 105 acre site.

Below is a map and more information to help you plan your journey to the River Festival.


Getting to and around the Bedford River Festival


Click the 'Parking' (P symbol) links on the map to access information and costs for each car park. 


 


 
 

 

 

A flexible approach...

The 2021 River Festival will include countless river activities, five live music and performance stages, the traditional carnival parade, 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 events@bedford.gov.uk to discuss how you can get involved.

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