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



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 2018 programme here


Blackadder Goes Forth - Leighton Buzzard Drama Group

Thur 5th, Fri 6th & Sat 7th July 2018 8pm
Thur 12th, Fri 13th & Sat 14th July 2018 8pm

The Leighton Buzzard Drama Group presents Blackadder Goes Forth a hilarious stage adaptation of the poular TV series featuring all your favourite characters.

Leighton Buzzard Theatre - Telephone 0300 300 8125, call in to the box office or book online


Leighton Linslade Carnival 2018

Saturday 14th July 2018

The Leighton Buzzard Carnival dates back to 1924 and is always one of the towns most popular event. There will be entertainment in the arena at Parsons Close recreation ground, funfair, stalls and of course the procession of the carnival floats through the town.

More deatils and video of previous carnival


Barnstormers - Stand-up comedy

Saturday 21 July 2018 8pm

Barnstormers Comedy is one of the leading promoters of stand-up comedy. Barnstormers have had numerous superb comedians grace its stages over the past decade including Sarah Millican and Greg Davies. Each month their compere introduces three different top acts from the London circuit. Bring a group of friends for the perfect Saturday night out! Over 18s only please unless accompanied by a responsible person.

Venue - Leighton Buzzard Theatre. Doors open at 7.15pm. Admission is £10 + £1 fees - Telephone 0300 300 8125, call in to the box office or book online


Linslade Canal Festival

Saturday 28 July 2018 11am - 5pm

The canal festival is one of the largest and most popular events in the Leighton Linslade calendar. Last year over 9,000 people came along to enjoy food, live music, entertanment and traditional crafts in the bautiful setting around the lake at Tiddenfoot Waterside Park. Tiddenfoot is a great location for the festival, the park runs alongside the canal so you can walk between the boats and the craft stalls. The stalls are spread throughout the trees at the edge of the lake in the centre of the park. There is a bridge from the park over the canal to the towpath. The field at the top of the park on Mentmore Road side, opposite to the canal has children’s rides, live entertainment, exhibitions and stalls. Tiddenfoot Waterside Park is a beautiful place for a stroll around the lake at any time but it really comes to life during the festival

Amble along the canal towpath and take a look at the many boats that arrive for the event. Keep a look out for boats selling traditional crafts, artwork, cheeses and of course the Sweet Boat.

View video of previous festival here


Brewery Comedy - Leighton Buzzard Brewing Co.

Wednesday 1 Aug 2018 8pm

Leighton Buzzard Brewing Co. present Comedy at the Brewery. Up and coming circuit comedians perform in the town’s very own brewery. Come along for great comics and superb beer. The brewery is on Harmill Industrial Estate on Grovebury Road. This month's line up - Paul Merryck, Fred Ferenczi, Jo Coffey and Trev Tokabi

Doors open at 7pm with performances from 8pm. Tickets are £8 in advance or £10 on the door. There is limited space in venue so recommended to book in advance.

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


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.