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



Brewery Comedy - Leighton Buzzard Brewing Co.

Wednesday 3 July 2019 8pm
Wednesday 7 August 2019 8pm
Wednesday 4 September 2019 8pm
Wednesday 2 October 2019 8pm
Wednesday 6 November 2019 8pm
Wednesday 4 December 2019 8pm

Leighton Buzzard Brewing Co opens it's doors to it's unique comedy club. Live on the factory floor. Enjoy stand up comedy, craft beer and a unique night out. With a different line up each month, no night is ever the same. This event regularly sells out so it is recommended to book in advance. The brewery is on Harmill Industrial Estate on Grovebury Road.

Doors open at 7pm with performances from 8pm. Tickets are £8 in advance or £10 on the door.

Any enquires please email brewerycomedy@gmail.com or book online


Leighton Buzzard Carnival

Saturday 13 July 2019

The Leighton Buzzard Carnival is the longest running community event in the town and the official carnival website has loads of fascinating photographs some dating back to the 1950's. they even have a photo from the 1924 carnival. The carnival procession will start in Linslade and progress through the town, ending at Parsons Close where there will be a fairground, events, stalls and more.


Linslade Canal Festival

Saturday 27 Jul 2019 11am - 8pm

The Canal Festival is one of the biggest events in Leighton Buzzard with over 9,000 visitors attending last year. Set along the canal and in the beautiful setting of Tiddenfoot Water Park this is a great day out for the whole family. There will be live music, entertainment, rural craft displays, stalls, food and more. Due to the popularity of previous years the stage programme, stalls, food and bar opening in the Paddocks area will stay open until 8pm with the rest of the festival closing at 5pm as usual. Video of previous canal festival


Retroplay - Movie, Gaming & Comic Festival

Sunday 8 September 2019 10am - 4pm

Nominated for "Community Event of the Year", RetroPlay is returning to Leighton Buzzard for a third year. This spectacular movie / TV, gaming and comic book themed family fun day will immerse visitors in a world of silver screen fantasy. Visitors can interact with an incredible collection of iconic replica vehicles, and meet and greet their favourite Superheroes and legendary movie characters! There will be attractions for all the family including, TV and Film props, stalls selling toys, collectibles, comics and more. There will be competitions, special guests and a retro gaming area with a range of retro consoles and games.

Last year the event welcomed close to 1200 visitors and raised £1500 for Kids Out. This year the organisers are raising money for Keech Hospice Care.

Tickets available on the door or save money by pre-booking here


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


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.