Peterborough Celebrates Festival at Ferry Meadows is just a few days away and preparations are in full swing for an exciting free-to-attend, family-focused event filled with an eclectic mix of music, performances, theatre, art, workshops, sport, food and community stalls. It will be a chance to celebrate the diversity and creativity of our city and thank and celebrate those who have helped us over the past challenging two years.

The festival will be running from Friday 13th May 6-9pm, Saturday 14th May 11am-9pm and Sunday 15th May 11am-6pm.

Festival-goers are encouraged to arrive by green transport options where possible. The number 1 bus runs from Queensgate and stops about 15 minutes’ walk from the festival site. There will be increased bike parking on site for those on two wheels and lift sharing is recommended where possible. Festival-goers are also encouraged to take advantage of the fantastic FREE off-site parking arrangements to ensure that there is room for everyone to park and enjoy the festival.

Park for FREE at Lynchwood Business Park (PE2 6FY). This is just a 20-minute walk to the festival site and there will be festival marshalls and signage along the walking route to show you the way. There will also be a free minibus shuttle service in operation on Saturday and Sunday to take those who need a lift from the car park to the festival site.

Park for FREE at Railworld Wildlife Haven (PE2 9NR). Close to the city centre, you can park for free here and then board a free Nene Valley Railway train to take you to Overton Station, just a 5 minute walk to the festival site. Trains will be operating throughout the weekend.

Park & Rail service to Peterborough Celebrates Festival update:
Unfortunately the scheduled Nene Valley Railway shuttle trains will not be running tomorrow (Sunday 15th), however they will be operating their normal service free of charge for festival visitors, details of which can be found here: 
Two additional trains will run from Overton Station back to the town centre at 4pm and 6.15pm. 

Blue Badge holders will be able to park for FREE at the main Ferry Meadows car park. Just show your blue badge when you drive in and you will be given a QR code to enable you park for free.

For more details about parking and travel options throughout the festival, please visit the festival web page:

We are looking forward to welcoming you all to what will be an exciting event for Peterborough.