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Riverside Square

A stone’s throw from the town centre, with classic cars and dragon boat racing to see


Gallagher Developments Riverside Square

Riverside Square, kindly sponsored by Gallagher’s Developments, will host part of this year’s Bedford Festival of Motoring exhibition. Visitors will be able to check out plenty of unique and interesting vehicles on display, whilst also being able to catch the thrilling spectacle of the Dragon Boat races from this spot.

From Riverside Square you can reach both St Mary’s Gardens and the town centre within minutes.

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Activities for you to get involved in

  • Raft Races – for the creative and competitive
  • Musicians and Performers Wanted!
  • Open Water Swim Race
  • Dragon Boats
  • Boat Mooring
Carnival participants at the Bedford River Festival



The 2022 River Festival will include countless river activities, eight live music and performance areas, the Sports Island, Pirate Island, the wonderful offerings of the Festival Market, plus so much more.

Make sure you keep the 23rd & 24th July 2022 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.

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