Dunstable Town Council are delighted to announce the 2022 Events programme. Starting the year off with the St George’s Day Celebration, we are excited to welcome back our full programme of events including the much loved Dunstable Live and Party in the Park. All of our events are FREE to attend and with so much to see and do this year for the whole family, get these dates saved in your diary so you don’t miss out!

St George’s Day Celebrations

Saturday 23 April

11.00 am to 4.00 pm – Priory Gardens

The first of Dunstable Town Council’s Events programme starts off with the St George’s Day Celebration. Come and join us in Priory Gardens for a family fun filled day. Fighting knights, Punch and Judy shows, Falconry demonstrations, stalls and much more!

St Georges Day Punch and Judy

Classic Motor Rally

Saturday 21 May

10.00 am to 4.00 pm – Priory Gardens

Our annual Classic Motor Rally is back, this fantastic event featuring heritage and vintage cars set in the beautiful Priory Gardens alongside live music, entertainment, stalls and on-site food concession.

Classic cars lined up at Dunstable Classic Motor Rally

Queen’s Jubilee Concert

Saturday 4 June

Times TBC – Priory Gardens

To mark the Queen’s Jubilee come down to Priory Gardens to watch a special concert broadcasted live from Buckingham Palace on the BBC on a large screen.

Event times will be announced once broadcast times have been announced.

Sunday Band Concerts

Sunday 26 June, 3 July & 7 August

12 noon & 2.45 pm – Grove House Gardens

Enjoy traditional Sunday band concerts in the beautiful settings of Grove House Gardens. You can enjoy not only one but two brass bands performing each day, please keep checking this page as the line-up of bands will soon be announced.

Dunstable Live

Saturday 18 June

3.00 pm to 8.00 pm – Grove House Gardens

Dunstable Live is back for 2021 but we need your help to choose the tribute acts for this year’s line up! To mark the Queen’s Jubilee the theme is ‘Best of British through the decades’. Lookout for our Facebook polls to vote for your favourite bands. Enjoy five hours of music, an outside bar, catering and small children’s rides.

Full line up will be announced soon.

Crowds perusing stalls at Party in the Park 2018

Party in the Park

Saturday 9 July

12 noon to 8.00 pm – Grove House Gardens

Enjoy hours of family fun with live music and entertainment on stage throughout the day. There will also be plenty of stalls, an outside bar, catering, FREE Kidzone plus the funfair.

Full line up will be announced soon.

Performers at Party in the Park 2018 Fairground rides at Party in the Park 2018

Around the World

Saturday 30 July

10.30 am to 4.30 pm – Priory Gardens

Visit Priory Gardens and experience culture, music and entertainment from Around the World. You will not need a passport as we will be bringing the world to you! There will be plenty to see and do including music, dance, crafts and storytelling. This year’s Around the World will also be featuring the Dunstable Festival of Archaeology celebrating the High Street Heritage Action Zone (HSHAZ) and the Council for British Archaeology’s (CBA’s) Festival of Archaeology themed around ‘Journey’. If you are interested in learning more about Dunstable’s heritage and past, meeting local community groups, special guests and experts from various local archaeological groups, this is one event not to be missed!

Priory Pictures

Saturday 13 August

From 12 noon – Priory Gardens

Our hugely popular Priory Pictures is back, including our fully accessible screening including subtitles, low volume, hearing loop, quiet space and disabled area.

Showing 3 films across the day, bring your family and friends, picnic blankets and chairs to enjoy this a fantastic day out.

Priory Pictures

Proms in the Park

Saturday 10 September

Times TBC – Priory Gardens

The live broadcast of Last Night of the Proms on a giant screen, with special effects, interval entertainment and a fantastic fireworks finale.

Bring your chairs, blanket and your Pimms and come down to this wonderful British event!

The giant video screen at Priory Proms in the Park Fireworks at Priory Proms in the Park

Christmas Carols and Torchlight Procession

Friday 25 November

From 7.00 pm – Ashton Square

Join us on The Square with the school choirs of Dunstable to sing carols, meet Father Christmas and turn on the Christmas Tree lights. Not to be missed is the fantastic lightshow finale and Christmas market stalls down Middle Row.