The Tenth annual Kite Festival returns to Russell Park!
As part of the Great Summer in Bedford Borough, the
International Bedford Kite Festival returns to Russell Park on the
2nd and 3rd June!
Now in its tenth year, the festival will this year take on a
royal theme and will welcome talent from across the world as kites
of all shapes and sizes take to the skies above Russell Park across
In addition to the kites, there is plenty on offer to keep
everyone entertained with the crafts marquee, a wide selection of
shopping available at the various stalls, entertainment, live music
and of course the chance to fly your own kite in the public
Mayor of Bedford Borough, Dave Hodgson, said: “Now in its tenth
year, the Kite Festival is a superb free event for the whole family
and attracts thousands of people down to Russell Park and the
“We are looking forward to welcoming kite flyers from across the
world once again, including Australia, Bali, Italy, Switzerland,
Germany, Holland, Thailand and Indonesia.
“The Kite Festival is one part of a great summer in Bedford
Borough and kicks off a bumper Jubilee Weekend at Russell Park and
the Embankment with a music festival on Monday and the ‘It’s a
Knockout’ style competition on Tuesday.
“So come down to Russell Park on the Jubilee weekend, enjoy the
great fun and entertainment on offer and help get a great summer in
Bedford Borough underway in style!”
There will also be a huge range of events taking place across
the borough all weekend and we will be listing as many as we can in
our ‘What’s On’ guide which is available on the Bedford Borough
Council website at: http://www.bedford.gov.uk/whats_on.aspx.
If you know of any events taking place then you can let us know by