Events in Bedford

Love Bedford Summer events

Meet the Brewer

Meet the Brewer

Thursday 20 July 2017

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

» Find out more
NT Live: Angels in America Part 1

NT Live: Angels in America Part 1

Thursday 20 July 2017

America in the mid-1980s. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell.

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

Learn Salsa at The Flat Bar & Club

Thursday 20 July 2017

Mambo Vibes every Thursday from 7.30pm

» Find out more
Bandeoke at The Standard

Bandeoke at The Standard

Thursday 20 July 2017

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

» Find out more
21-23 Jul: Bedfringe 2017

21-23 Jul: Bedfringe 2017

Friday 21 July 2017

Over 40 events packed into one weekend!

» Find out more
Live Music Friday

Live Music Friday

Friday 21 July 2017

Live music at The Standard

» Find out more
Juicy 002 at The Pad

Juicy 002 at The Pad

Friday 21 July 2017

90s & 00s Hip Hop & RnB

» Find out more
Afternoon Tea Cruise on the Ouse

Afternoon Tea Cruise on the Ouse

Saturday 22 July 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 22 July 2017

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

» Find out more
The Terrace Sessions: Josh Wylie

The Terrace Sessions: Josh Wylie

Saturday 22 July 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
Joe Avati 20:20 Vision

Joe Avati 20:20 Vision

Saturday 22 July 2017

One of the masters of stand up comedy and one of the funniest comedians on the planet

» Find out more
The Life and Times of John Bunyan

The Life and Times of John Bunyan

Sunday 23 July 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
Love Bedford Day

Love Bedford Day

Sunday 23 July 2017

A fantastic family day full of FREE exciting activities. Roller rink, step ‘Back to the Future’ in the Delorean, play some Giant ‘retro’ games, meet Danger Mouse, listen to the Very Hungry Caterpillar story, plus watch live acts on stage!

» Find out more
Civilised Sundays at Brewhouse & Kitchen

Civilised Sundays at Brewhouse & Kitchen

Sunday 23 July 2017

Serving roasts from midday… when they’re gone they’re gone!

» Find out more
Live Music Sunday

Live Music Sunday

Sunday 23 July 2017

Live music at The Standard

» Find out more
21-23 Jul: Bedfringe 2017

21-23 Jul: Bedfringe 2017

Sunday 23 July 2017

Over 40 events packed into one weekend!

» Find out more
Quiz Night at Brewhouse & Kitchen

Quiz Night at Brewhouse & Kitchen

Monday 24 July 2017

Plus enjoy a burger for £6!

» Find out more
Jazz Night: Leon Greening

Jazz Night: Leon Greening

Monday 24 July 2017

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

» Find out more
Bedfordshire Music Trust Youth Orchestra and Concert Band Concert

Bedfordshire Music Trust Youth Orchestra and Concert Band Concert

Tuesday 25 July 2017

A welcome return from the talented young musicians of the Bedfordshire Youth Concert and Symphony Orchestras.

» Find out more
Summer Dance

Summer Dance

Wednesday 26 July 2017

Spend the afternoon dancing! Ballroom, Sequence & Latin Dance

» Find out more
Growth Hacking and Business Mastermind workshop

Growth Hacking and Business Mastermind workshop

Thursday 27 July 2017

Bring your business problems and share them with the group mastermind to leave with 14 ideas on how you can solve them.

» Find out more
Meet the Brewer

Meet the Brewer

Thursday 27 July 2017

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

» Find out more
NT Live: Angels in America Part 2, Perestroika

NT Live: Angels in America Part 2, Perestroika

Thursday 27 July 2017

America in the mid-1980s. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell.

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

Learn Salsa at The Flat Bar & Club

Thursday 27 July 2017

Mambo Vibes every Thursday at 7.30

» Find out more
Bandeoke at The Standard

Bandeoke at The Standard

Thursday 27 July 2017

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

» Find out more
Live Music Friday

Live Music Friday

Friday 28 July 2017

Live music at The Standard

» Find out more
The Terrace Sessions: Drew Hall

The Terrace Sessions: Drew Hall

Saturday 29 July 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
Civilised Sundays at Brewhouse & Kitchen

Civilised Sundays at Brewhouse & Kitchen

Sunday 30 July 2017

Serving roasts from midday… when they’re gone they’re gone!

» Find out more
The Rise and Fall of Bedford Castle

The Rise and Fall of Bedford Castle

Sunday 30 July 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
Live Music Sunday

Live Music Sunday

Sunday 30 July 2017

Live music at The Standard

» Find out more
Quiz Night at Brewhouse & Kitchen

Quiz Night at Brewhouse & Kitchen

Monday 31 July 2017

Plus enjoy a burger for £6!

» Find out more
Jazz Night: Gilad Atzmon & Saul Rubin

Jazz Night: Gilad Atzmon & Saul Rubin

Monday 31 July 2017

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

» Find out more
Gallery Tours – Romance & Rebellion: The Art of the Victorians

Gallery Tours – Romance & Rebellion: The Art of the Victorians

Wednesday 2 August 2017

A lunchtime tour of Romance & Rebellion: The Art of the Victorians.

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

Learn Salsa at The Flat Bar & Club

Thursday 3 August 2017

Mambo Vibes every Thursday from 7.30

» Find out more
Bedford Park Concerts: 80s - 90s Party Night

Bedford Park Concerts: 80s - 90s Party Night

Friday 4 August 2017

Bedford’s Biggest Summer Party will take place in Bedford Park featuring 7 live acts who will take you through a journey from the 80’s into the 90’s!

» Find out more
Friday Night Salsa

Friday Night Salsa

Friday 4 August 2017

Beginner and Improvers classes with Mambo Vibes

» Find out more
Sunset Cruise on the Ouse

Sunset Cruise on the Ouse

Saturday 5 August 2017

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

» Find out more
Bedford Park Concerts: Kaiser Chiefs

Bedford Park Concerts: Kaiser Chiefs

Saturday 5 August 2017

Kaiser Chiefs Headline Bedford Park Concerts on Saturday 5th August 2017. Supported by Feeder.

» Find out more
The Terrace Sessions

The Terrace Sessions

Saturday 5 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
WWII Bedford Walk

WWII Bedford Walk

Sunday 6 August 2017

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

» Find out more
6th-13th August: Bedford Beach

6th-13th August: Bedford Beach

Sunday 6 August 2017

Have you got your sun cream ready? Are you ready to get sand between your toes? The seaside is coming to Bedford for a whole week!

» Find out more
Bedford Proms in the Park 2017

Bedford Proms in the Park 2017

Sunday 6 August 2017

This year’s theme is ‘Proms Goes To The Movies’. Expect all your favourite classics but also some exquisite renditions of popular film soundtracks.

» Find out more
Afternoon Tea Cruise on the Ouse

Afternoon Tea Cruise on the Ouse

Saturday 12 August 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 12 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: Indi & The Vegas

The Terrace Sessions: Indi & The Vegas

Saturday 12 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
The Jewel in the Crown

The Jewel in the Crown

Sunday 13 August 2017

This entertaining circular walk takes in the Victorian Embankment, the bridges and the ornamental gardens.

» Find out more
6th-13th August: Bedford Beach

6th-13th August: Bedford Beach

Sunday 13 August 2017

Have you got your sun cream ready? Are you ready to get sand between your toes? The seaside is coming to Bedford for a whole week!

» 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Back-roads Touring

Back-roads Touring

Thursday 5 October 2017

Europe & UK Small Group Touring

» 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
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
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!