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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 attend.”

 

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 Exchange.

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