Kite & Motor Show
THE 11th ANNUAL KITE FESTIVAL & MOTOR SHOW RETURNS
TO RUSSELL PARK
The much anticipated International
Kite Festival & Motor Show returns to Russell
Park on Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th May.
Thousands of people are expected to attend this free event which
will be open on the Saturday, from 10am - 6pm, and on the Sunday,
from 10am - 5pm.
Cllr Doug McMurdo, Portfolio Holder for Leisure
and Culture at Bedford Borough Council, said: “We are getting set
for a brilliant Kite Festival & Motor Show. It is a superb free
experience for the whole family to enjoy, as it engages with people
of all ages. This year, we are expecting over 40,000 people to
The event will showcase kites from the four
corners of the globe including America, Canada, Japan, China,
Germany, France, Holland and Belgium as well as flyers from across
the UK. The programme throughout the weekend will feature kites
never seen before in the U.K and childrens’ and adults’ workshops
in the kite marquee.
Alongside the various demonstrations in the
arena will be a whole host of other attractions, food and drink,
entertainment, music and kite stalls specialising in kite
equipment, clothes and other accessories.
The fun will spill over into the Bank Holiday
Monday - with, the Battle of the Bands taking
place in Russell Park on 27th
May, from 11a.m - 5pm. The prizes include
supporting the fantastic band The Blow Monkeys on Friday 5th July,
at the Corn Exchange, and a free recording session at the Corn