Summer Events in Bedford

Future events


Categories

Upcoming events

Mastroe Engage - Community Open day

Mastroe Engage - Community Open day

Wednesday 16 August 2017

The Engage day helps you to find out a bit more about what we do at Mastroe and how we help.

» Find out more
Open Mic at The Standard

Open Mic at The Standard

Wednesday 16 August 2017

» Find out more
16th-20th Aug: Cider Festival

16th-20th Aug: Cider Festival

Wednesday 16 August 2017

Cider Fest at the River Terrace Bar: Over 20 ciders, delicious food and live DJ

» Find out more
Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam Story and Craft

Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam Story and Craft

Thursday 17 August 2017

Will the cat burglar get away with it? Find out and then stay for a fun craft.

» Find out more
Crafty Thursdays 2017

Crafty Thursdays 2017

Thursday 17 August 2017

Fantastic Figures: Help dress John and Elizabeth Bunyan with artist Anne-Marie Stijelja

» Find out more
Meet the Brewer

Meet the Brewer

Thursday 17 August 2017

Mini beer masterclasses, free tastings and 2 pint steins just £7 all night!

» Find out more
Bandeoke at The Standard

Bandeoke at The Standard

Thursday 17 August 2017

Best act on the night wins a £25 bar tab and each singer receives a drinks token!

» Find out more
Learn Salsa at The Flat Bar & Club

Learn Salsa at The Flat Bar & Club

Thursday 17 August 2017

Mambo Vibes lessons and Latin music DJ every Thursday

» Find out more
A Level Results Party

A Level Results Party

Thursday 17 August 2017

The biggest A Level Party Night in Bedfordshire with Guest DJ, lots of giveaways on the night

» Find out more
Finger Print Line-Up

Finger Print Line-Up

Friday 18 August 2017

Create your own line-up of suspects.

» Find out more
Live Music Friday

Live Music Friday

Friday 18 August 2017

Live music at The Standard

» Find out more
One Love, One Heart

One Love, One Heart

Friday 18 August 2017

Reggae Matters Presents – One Love, One Heart

» Find out more
BedPop Record Shop

BedPop Record Shop

Saturday 19 August 2017

Summer special at Bedford’s favourite burger restaurant and bar

» Find out more
The Terrace Sessions

The Terrace Sessions

Saturday 19 August 2017

Terrace Sessions at The Lane are back to provide the soundtrack to your summer with a different artist every Saturday night in July & August

» Find out more
Nation Rock Present: Summer Splash

Nation Rock Present: Summer Splash

Saturday 19 August 2017

Dexta Daps live on his Intro Album Tour & Performing for the first time in the UK

» Find out more
Suburbia at The Kings Arms

Suburbia at The Kings Arms

Saturday 19 August 2017

Live music at The Kings Arms

» Find out more
4 To The Floor

4 To The Floor

Saturday 19 August 2017

4 To The Floor, Matt, Ian and Phoebes(21st) Birthday party

» Find out more
Who Lived in a House Like That?

Who Lived in a House Like That?

Sunday 20 August 2017

Hear about some of our oldest houses, the fascinating characters who designed them and families whose homes they were.

» Find out more
Music in the Meadows

Music in the Meadows

Sunday 20 August 2017

Summer Bandstand Concerts return to the Embankment Bandstand. Bring a picnic and enjoy two hours of traditional bandstand music.

» Find out more
Civilised Sundays at Brewhouse & Kitchen

Civilised Sundays at Brewhouse & Kitchen

Sunday 20 August 2017

Serving roasts from midday (when they’re gone they’re gone)

» Find out more
Live Music Sunday

Live Music Sunday

Sunday 20 August 2017

Live music at The Standard

» Find out more
16th-20th Aug: Cider Festival

16th-20th Aug: Cider Festival

Sunday 20 August 2017

Cider Fest at the River Terrace Bar: Over 20 ciders, delicious food and live DJ

» Find out more
ID Badges

ID Badges

Monday 21 August 2017

Drop in to the library and make your detective’s ID badge, what will the name of your Detective Agency be?

» Find out more
Jazz Night: Alex Hitchcock

Jazz Night: Alex Hitchcock

Monday 21 August 2017

Come and enjoy an evening of jazz standards played and selected by an ever changing line up of musicians

» Find out more
006 and a Bit Story and Craft

006 and a Bit Story and Craft

Tuesday 22 August 2017

Listen to this great story then stay for the craft.

» Find out more
Summer Holiday Activities at The Higgins

Summer Holiday Activities at The Higgins

Tuesday 22 August 2017

22nd – 25th August and 29th August – 1st September

» Find out more
Pom Pom Spy Bugs

Pom Pom Spy Bugs

Wednesday 23 August 2017

Make your own spy bugs to take home – what colours will you go for?

» Find out more
23 Jul-3 Sep: Where's Wally Summer Trail

23 Jul-3 Sep: Where's Wally Summer Trail

Wednesday 23 August 2017

£100 vouchers to be won between 5 lucky winners!

» Find out more
Open Mic at The Standard

Open Mic at The Standard

Wednesday 23 August 2017

» Find out more
Growth Hacking and Business Mastermind workshop

Growth Hacking and Business Mastermind workshop

Thursday 24 August 2017

This is a workshop that will actually benefit your business same-day.

» Find out more
Crafty Thursdays 2017

Crafty Thursdays 2017

Thursday 24 August 2017

Brilliant Boxes: Make your own secret keep-sake box in which to hide your treasures

» Find out more
Bedford College Open Day

Bedford College Open Day

Thursday 24 August 2017

Meet tutors, find out more about courses, and discover for yourself the atmosphere of the College

» Find out more
Meet the Brewer

Meet the Brewer

Thursday 24 August 2017

Mini beer masterclasses, free tastings and 2 pint steins just £7 all night!

» Find out more
Faith - The George Michael Legacy

Faith - The George Michael Legacy

Thursday 24 August 2017

A stunning celebration of one the greatest singer –songwriters of all time

» Find out more
Bandeoke at The Standard

Bandeoke at The Standard

Thursday 24 August 2017

Best act on the night wins a £25 bar tab and each singer receives a drinks token!

» Find out more
Learn Salsa at The Flat Bar & Club

Learn Salsa at The Flat Bar & Club

Thursday 24 August 2017

Mambo Vibes lessons & Latin music DJ every Thursday

» Find out more
Secret Scratch Bookmarks

Secret Scratch Bookmarks

Friday 25 August 2017

Make your own secret scratch bookmark to take home.

» Find out more
Summer Holiday Activities at The Higgins

Summer Holiday Activities at The Higgins

Friday 25 August 2017

22nd – 25th August and 29th August – 1st September

» Find out more
Live Music Friday

Live Music Friday

Friday 25 August 2017

Live music at The Standard

» Find out more
Dnb VS Jungle at The Pad

Dnb VS Jungle at The Pad

Friday 25 August 2017

Nu Age Music Presents Dnb VS Jungle Pt2

» Find out more
Afternoon Tea Cruise on the Ouse

Afternoon Tea Cruise on the Ouse

Saturday 26 August 2017

Summertime afternoon tea cruises, including a 2-hour boat trip with traditional afternoon tea

» Find out more
P.B's Antiques and Collectables Fair

P.B's Antiques and Collectables Fair

Saturday 26 August 2017

P.B’s Antiques and Collectables Fair in association with St Pauls Church Bedford

» Find out more
Fish & Chip Supper Cruise

Fish & Chip Supper Cruise

Saturday 26 August 2017

Relax on the River as the sun goes down and enjoy your Fish & Chip supper on board

» Find out more
The Terrace Sessions: Vibin Essentials

The Terrace Sessions: Vibin Essentials

Saturday 26 August 2017

Terrace Sessions at The Lane are back to provide the soundtrack to your summer with a different artist every Saturday night in July & August

» Find out more
Them Nerves at The Kings Arms

Them Nerves at The Kings Arms

Saturday 26 August 2017

Live music at The Kings Arms

» Find out more
The Silent Faces of Bedford

The Silent Faces of Bedford

Sunday 27 August 2017

Why not find out more about the many statues and memorials that can be seen in the town centre?

» Find out more
Civilised Sundays at Brewhouse & Kitchen

Civilised Sundays at Brewhouse & Kitchen

Sunday 27 August 2017

Serving roasts from midday (when they’re gone they’re gone)

» Find out more
Music in the Meadows

Music in the Meadows

Sunday 27 August 2017

Summer Bandstand Concerts return to the Embankment Bandstand. Bring a picnic and enjoy two hours of traditional bandstand music.

» Find out more
The Terrace Sessions: DJ Paul Miller

The Terrace Sessions: DJ Paul Miller

Sunday 27 August 2017

Terrace Sessions at The Lane are back to provide the soundtrack to your summer with a different artist every Saturday night in July & August

» Find out more
Outside in the sun

Outside in the sun

Sunday 27 August 2017

Bank holiday party night at The Flute Wine & Lounge Bar

» Find out more
Live Music Sunday

Live Music Sunday

Sunday 27 August 2017

Live music at The Standard

» Find out more
Jazz Night: Nathaniel Facey

Jazz Night: Nathaniel Facey

Monday 28 August 2017

Come and enjoy an evening of jazz standards played and selected by an ever changing line up of musicians

» Find out more
Loom Bands Workshop

Loom Bands Workshop

Tuesday 29 August 2017

Let’s get creative with Loom Bands – what design will you make?

» Find out more
Summer Holiday Activities at The Higgins

Summer Holiday Activities at The Higgins

Tuesday 29 August 2017

22nd – 25th August and 29th August – 1st September

» Find out more
Penguin in Peril Story and Craft

Penguin in Peril Story and Craft

Wednesday 30 August 2017

Three cats plan to steal a penguin from the zoo – will all go to plan?

» Find out more
Open Mic at The Standard

Open Mic at The Standard

Wednesday 30 August 2017

» Find out more
Crafty Thursdays 2017

Crafty Thursdays 2017

Thursday 31 August 2017

Wonderful Windows: Have a go at creating your own ‘stained glass windows’ to take home

» Find out more
Meet the Brewer

Meet the Brewer

Thursday 31 August 2017

Mini beer masterclasses, free tastings and 2 pint steins just £7 all night!

» Find out more
Bandeoke at The Standard

Bandeoke at The Standard

Thursday 31 August 2017

Best act on the night wins a £25 bar tab and each singer receives a drinks token!

» Find out more
National Theatre Live: Yerma

National Theatre Live: Yerma

Thursday 31 August 2017

Broadcast from the National Theatre, Billie Piper stars as a young woman driven to the unthinkable by her desire to have a child

» Find out more
Learn Salsa at The Flat Bar & Club

Learn Salsa at The Flat Bar & Club

Thursday 31 August 2017

Mambo Vibes lessons and Latin music DJ every Thursday

» Find out more
Get Away Car Bunting Craft

Get Away Car Bunting Craft

Friday 1 September 2017

Drop in to the library and make your own bunting.

» Find out more
Summer Holiday Activities at The Higgins

Summer Holiday Activities at The Higgins

Friday 1 September 2017

22nd – 25th August and 29th August – 1st September

» Find out more
Live Music Friday

Live Music Friday

Friday 1 September 2017

Live music at The Standard

» Find out more
1st-3rd Sep: Conscia Jazz Festival

1st-3rd Sep: Conscia Jazz Festival

Friday 1 September 2017

The festival focuses on variety to reach as many different jazz fans as possible

» Find out more
GRAND OPENING of Riverside Bedford

GRAND OPENING of Riverside Bedford

Saturday 2 September 2017

Free tastings, street performers, live music, art tour, restaurant voucher giveaways, photo competition and prizes

» Find out more
Sunset Cruise on the Ouse

Sunset Cruise on the Ouse

Saturday 2 September 2017

Enjoy a leisurely evening cruise on The River Ouse with Champagne and canapés

» Find out more
Party Night at The Standard

Party Night at The Standard

Saturday 2 September 2017

» Find out more
I Never Knew That

I Never Knew That

Sunday 3 September 2017

This walk will give you answers to all those questions you had about the town, but did not know who to ask.

» Find out more
11th Jul-7th Oct: Summer Exhibition 2017

11th Jul-7th Oct: Summer Exhibition 2017

Sunday 3 September 2017

Inspiring Women of Bunyan

» Find out more
Civilised Sundays at Brewhouse & Kitchen

Civilised Sundays at Brewhouse & Kitchen

Sunday 3 September 2017

Serving roasts from midday (when they’re gone they’re gone)

» Find out more
Riverside Bedford Launch Weekend

Riverside Bedford Launch Weekend

Sunday 3 September 2017

Relax by the river with great restaurants, community showcases and free family entertainment

» Find out more
23 Jul - 3 Sep: Where's Wally Summer Trail

23 Jul - 3 Sep: Where's Wally Summer Trail

Sunday 3 September 2017

£100 of vouchers to be won between 5 lucky winners!

» Find out more
1st-3rd Sep: Conscia Jazz Festival

1st-3rd Sep: Conscia Jazz Festival

Sunday 3 September 2017

The festival focuses on variety to reach as many different jazz fans as possible.

» Find out more
Live Music Sunday

Live Music Sunday

Sunday 3 September 2017

Live music at The Standard

» Find out more
4th-9th Sep: Animal Agents Activity Packs

4th-9th Sep: Animal Agents Activity Packs

Monday 4 September 2017

Visit the library to do Animal Agents activity sheets.

» Find out more
Small Business Advice Week 2017

Small Business Advice Week 2017

Thursday 7 September 2017

A week dedicated to help the UK’s 4.5 million SME’s to grow and thrive through advice from leading experts and businesses across Britain

» Find out more
Jackson Live in Concert

Jackson Live in Concert

Friday 8 September 2017

One of the most dynamic, realistic Michael Jackson tributes in the UK

» Find out more
Goldings 150th Birthday

Goldings 150th Birthday

Saturday 9 September 2017

Celebrate with Goldings on their 150th anniversary

» Find out more
Topsie Redfern

Topsie Redfern

Saturday 9 September 2017

Cabaret at The Barley Mow

» Find out more
The Rise and Fall of Bedford Castle

The Rise and Fall of Bedford Castle

Sunday 10 September 2017

View the castle mound and the site where Bedford’s motte and bailey castle once stood and hear why it is no more!

» Find out more
Southside Wrestling Chop Gunn

Southside Wrestling Chop Gunn

Sunday 10 September 2017

With Hardcore Holly

» Find out more
Afternoon Tea Cruise on the Ouse

Afternoon Tea Cruise on the Ouse

Saturday 16 September 2017

Summertime afternoon tea cruises, including a 2-hour boat trip with traditional afternoon tea

» Find out more
Fish & Chip Supper Cruise

Fish & Chip Supper Cruise

Saturday 16 September 2017

Relax on the River as the sun goes down and enjoy your Fish & Chip supper on board

» Find out more
Gaude: Bedford's Professional Chamber Choir

Gaude: Bedford's Professional Chamber Choir

Saturday 16 September 2017

Experience the freshness and power of some of the UK’s finest singers, including members of The Sixteen, Monteverdi Choir and Westminster Cathedral Choir.

» Find out more
WWII Bedford Walk

WWII Bedford Walk

Sunday 17 September 2017

Hear about Bedford’s wartime secrets, many of them only recently revealed.

» Find out more
The Sooty Show

The Sooty Show

Sunday 17 September 2017

Izzy wizzy let’s get busy! Sooty is back in a brand-new show with guaranteed giggles for the whole family!

» Find out more
6 May - 17 Sep Blue Sky Thinking: The Shorts Brothers' Airships

6 May - 17 Sep Blue Sky Thinking: The Shorts Brothers' Airships

Sunday 17 September 2017

Discover the story of three remarkable brothers; Oswald, Eustace and Horace and their vision for a British airship industry

» Find out more
6 May - 17 Sep: Romance and Rebellion: The Art of the Victorians

6 May - 17 Sep: Romance and Rebellion: The Art of the Victorians

Sunday 17 September 2017

This exhibition charts the Victorian period chronologically showing how stylistic extremes grew and flourished alongside one another.

» Find out more
The Life and Times of John Bunyan

The Life and Times of John Bunyan

Sunday 24 September 2017

Follow in the footsteps of the author of ‘’The Pilgrims Progress’’ to various town sites connected with his life and his works.

» Find out more
Jason Manford - Work in Progress

Jason Manford - Work in Progress

Friday 29 September 2017

Jason Manford, is back with a work in progress show ahead of his national tour in 2018

» Find out more
Bedford Chilli Fiesta

Bedford Chilli Fiesta

Saturday 30 September 2017

Bedford Chilli Fiesta is now in its 3rd year – lots of chilli to eat, drink and buy!

» Find out more
Fish & Chip Supper Cruise

Fish & Chip Supper Cruise

Saturday 30 September 2017

Relax on the River as the sun goes down and enjoy your Fish & Chip supper on board

» Find out more
The Selecter / The Beat Feat. Ranking Roger

The Selecter / The Beat Feat. Ranking Roger

Saturday 30 September 2017

2 Tone legends The Selecter and The Beat are teaming up to give fans a rare treat

» Find out more
4th-7th Oct: Bedford's 40th Beer & Cider Festival

4th-7th Oct: Bedford's 40th Beer & Cider Festival

Wednesday 4 October 2017

Around 160 real ales, international beers, mead, cider and perry, plus food, games and entertainment.

» Find out more
11th Jul-7th Oct: Summer Exhibition 2017

11th Jul-7th Oct: Summer Exhibition 2017

Saturday 7 October 2017

Inspiring Women of Bunyan

» Find out more
4th-7th Oct: Bedford's 40th Beer & Cider Festival

4th-7th Oct: Bedford's 40th Beer & Cider Festival

Saturday 7 October 2017

Around 160 real ales, international beers, mead, cider and perry, plus food, games and entertainment.

» Find out more
BedPop Fun Palaces 2017

BedPop Fun Palaces 2017

Saturday 7 October 2017

BedPop is back with a bigger Fun Palace weekend in various town centre venues on 7th and 8th October

» Find out more
Philharmonia Orchestra: From The New World

Philharmonia Orchestra: From The New World

Friday 20 October 2017

Take a journey across the pond with Copland, Korngold and Dvořák’s grandiose New World Symphony.

» Find out more
Vegan Fair

Vegan Fair

Saturday 28 October 2017

Delicious food, yummy cakes, vegan products and plenty of information.

» Find out more
Philharmonia Orchestra: Shostakovich & Rachmaninov

Philharmonia Orchestra: Shostakovich & Rachmaninov

Wednesday 22 November 2017

An evening of Russian music with Rachmaninov’s beloved Second Piano Concerto and Shostakovich’s powerful Fifth Symphony.

» Find out more
Get ready for the Christmas Tree Festival 2017!

Get ready for the Christmas Tree Festival 2017!

Wednesday 6 December 2017

Details of how to apply for one of the sixty trees available for decoration will be available in September.

» Find out more
Philharmonia Orchestra: Carnival in Prague

Philharmonia Orchestra: Carnival in Prague

Friday 2 February 2018

Paavo Järvi conducts a programme exploring the stunning musical landscapes of Czech composer Antonin Dvořák.

» Find out more
Philharmonia Orchestra: The Young Mozart

Philharmonia Orchestra: The Young Mozart

Tuesday 20 March 2018

A glimpse into an 18th-century world of jubilant trumpets, spirited dance tunes and elegant romance

» Find out more
Philharmonia Orchestra: Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4

Philharmonia Orchestra: Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4

Saturday 7 April 2018

A no-holds-barred musical autobiography, drenched in melody.

» Find out more
Philharmonia Orchestra: Passion & Poetry

Philharmonia Orchestra: Passion & Poetry

Wednesday 9 May 2018

Rising-star conductor Christoph Altstaedt brings a programme of romantic 19th-century storytelling — both operatic and symphonic — to the Corn Exchange stage.

» Find out more

 

Love Bedford as much as we do?

Sign-up to receive the occasional email from us about local news, offers, shopping and events! You can unsubscribe at any time.

Love Bedford Facebook & Instagram!