After the success of the first ever Peterborough Celebrates Festival at Ferry Meadows last year, Nene Park Trust is pleased to announce that the exciting three-day community festival will be back again in May this year.  

The Festival will run over the weekend of the 19th-21st May at Ferry Meadows and will celebrate everything that makes Peterborough great – our culture, our diversity, our talented communities - and will also champion the natural world and bring the city together.  

From grassroots community, music, food and drink, performances, theatre, crafts, arts and culture, poetry and literature, health and wellbeing and sports, there will be a packed, eclectic, and diverse schedule of activities and entertainment across the weekend at Ferry Meadows. It will be a real community festival, with something for everyone and the chance to enjoy a wide range of different experiences. 

Stephanie Peachey, Head of Visitor Engagement at Nene Park Trust said, “When you come to this year’s festival, you’ll find a riot of colour. The weekend is all about feeling good and we’re really excited about the huge variety of performances and the number of community groups and partners from the city who are supporting the festival. We hope we’re lucky with the weather like last year and are really looking forward to welcoming everyone to the Park and shining a spotlight again on the city’s rich sense of community.”

The three-day event will kick off with a schools showcase on the Friday, where schools from across Peterborough will be invited to come and join in, sharing music and performances. The city will come to Ferry Meadows on the Saturday, with the festival site alive with music, activities for all to get involved in, performances, and many surprising spectacles to discover and enjoy. The Sunday will have a family-focused feel with more entertainment and activities and even a mass participation event! The Festival will be free-to-attend, but may include a ticketed performance on the Saturday evening. More details will be shared nearer the time.  

A number of different Peterborough communities are already involved, and there will be plenty of activity across the city in the run up to the festival to create an exciting community art project, to be displayed for all to see throughout the festival weekend.  

The event is being been run by a team at Nene Park Trust alongside involvement and support from local communities and organisations. If you would like to get involved, through sponsoring or volunteering at the event, please do get in touch.

For more information about the festival, please visit our dedicated festival web page.