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The Bedford Kite Festival and the New Bedford Festival of Motoring are Fast Approaching!

May 21, 2019 2:19 PM

KiteThe Bedford International Kite Festival is less than two weeks away, with this popular free event for all ages returning to Russell Park on Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd June.

For the first time, the long-standing Kite Festival will be joined by the inaugural Bedford Festival of Motoring. This year will also see 'Party in the Park' on Saturday evening, hosted by the team behind the dance stage at 2018 River Festival.

The Kite Festival, sponsored by Eagle Brewery and Gristwood & Toms, will bring kites of all sizes and colours from all around the world back to the skies above Russell Park. Meanwhile in the Park itself there will be plenty to do for the whole family with inflatables, traditional funfair, bars, food and the craft marquee to explore.

For the first time at this event you will be able to take part on the river with 'come and try it' activities by Canoe Trail.

Meanwhile down the beautiful Embankment, the Festival of Motoring will see veteran and classic cars, modern classics, supercars, sports cars, dragsters and hot rods, off road vehicles, classic racing cars, commercial, military, public transport, iconic and quite a lot more.

The inaugural Bedford Festival of Motoring is being brought to the town by Bedford Borough Council in partnership with Adrian Grubb of Events with Panache, sponsored by Motorvogue.

Mayor Dave Hodgson said "The Kite Festival has long been a very popular event in the local calendar, and we're delighted to be making it bigger and even better. This year's Festival of Motoring and Party in the Park will both bring something completely new to this fantastic weekend. Bedford is a town of events, and the Kite and Motoring Festivals are set to attract people from near and far to a brilliant, free weekend of fun."

For further information, visit www.bedford.gov.uk/kitefestival & www.bedfordfestivalofmotoring.com