Bedford River Festival is postponed until 17th July 2021 as a coronavirus precaution. Find out more...
The ever-popular Bedford River Festival takes place in July every other year, and will be back bigger and better for 2021. As always, the River Festival is free to attend and offers something for everyone – including live entertainment and activities, a funfair, raft and dragon boat races, plus the heritage village, sports village and water sports arena.
The Bedford River Festival has a multitude of events and attractions taking place over the weekend, including countless river activities, five live music and performance stages, raft and dragon boat races, the wonderful offerings of the continental market, a spectacular firework display, plus so much more.
The River Festival is completely FREE for visitors to attend. Sponsorship, hospitality and trade opportunities are available here.
The Bedford River Festival is held biennially and the next one will be held on
17th - 18th July 2021 , which is in:
The Bedford River Festival is held biennially 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. Below is a map and more information to help you plan your journey to the River Festival.