What's On in Leighton Buzzard

Leighton Buzzard diary. Festivals in Leighton Buzzard, concerts in Leighton Buzzard and great family days out and events in Leighton Buzzard and Linslade



VE Day Celebrations

Friday 8 May 2020 3pm-7pm
Saturday 9 May 2020 10am-6pm

Celebrations in Church Square on Friday and Parsons Close on Saturday in memory of VE day.


Big Lunch Food Festival

Sunday 7 June 2020

The High Street will be filled with stalls selling food from around the world. Select your food sit at the picnic tables and listen to the live music.


Leighton Linslade Carnival

Saturday 11 July 2020 11am-4pm

A procession of floats through the town ending in Parsons Close. Live music, events and a funfair.

For an interesting history of the carnival, take a look at their website.


Linslade Canal Festival

Saturday 25 July 2020 11am-8pm

One of the towns most popular events. Held at Tiddenfoot Water Park in a beatiful setting by the lake. Live music, craft and food stalls, exhibitions and more.

For more information and to watch a video of previous festival.


Christmas Festival - Leighton Buzzard High Street

Friday 27th November - The fun starts at 4pm in the High Street with over craft and gift stalls, food court and funfair. The Christmas lights grand switch-on takes place at 7pm followed by a spectacular firework display.
Saturday 28th November - Leighton Fun Runners and KidsOut host the annual Santa Dash from Church Square in the morning. Live entertainment during the day. The funfair will will be open until late.
Sunday 29th December - More street entertainment and live music.


Leighton Tea Dances

If you like dancing, making friends, listening to music and a spot of tea then why come along to a Wednesday tea dance at Leighton Library Theatre. This is your opportunity to waltz, tango, cha cha cha and quickstep. You will be entertained with a wide range of music and will receive complimentary tea or coffee and biscuits which will be served throughout the dance. If you are a bit rusty or if you haven’t danced before, no need to worry as there will be a workshop so you can learn all of the right moves. The Tea Dances are organised by Central Bedfordshire Council. For more information contact Loren Barnard via email loren.barnard@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk or call 0300 300 5125.


Movies for the More Mature (MMM)

Wednesday afternoons

If you are a resident of Leighton Buzzard or Linslade why not join the Leighton Buzzard Over 55's Film Club. This is a great opportunity to see a film at a great price - all tickets are just £2.60 (plus £1 booking fee) which includes refreshments. These can be purchased in advance from Leighton Buzzard Theatre box office. Membership forms are available from the Town Council at the White House in Hockliffe Street or telephone on 01525 631915. Please bring some ID with you when joining. Films are shown at the Leighton Buzzard Library Theatre on Wednesday afternoons.


Music in the Park - Summer Band Concerts in Leighton Buzzard

Sundays from June to September

There are free concerts in the park held at the bandstand in Parson's Close Recreation Ground in the centre of Leighton Buzzard on many Sundays throughout the summer. They begin in June and continue throughout the summer until September. The concerts feature top bands from the surrounding counties including brass, military, jazz and more.

View 2019 programme here