Peterborough Celebrates Festival to return to Ferry Meadows in May

The event was considered a success during its first-ever edition in 2022.
The Peterborough Celebrates Festival took place for the first time last year.The Peterborough Celebrates Festival took place for the first time last year.
The Peterborough Celebrates Festival took place for the first time last year.

The popular Peterborough Celebrates Festival will return for a second edition at Ferry Meadows in May.

The three-day festival will take place over the weekend of May 19 and 21.

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Organiser, The Nene Park Trust, have said that the festival will celebrate everything that makes Peterborough great – the culture, the diversity and the talented communities - and will also champion the natural world and bring the city together.

The festival will offer grassroots community, music, food and drink, performances, theatre, crafts, arts and culture, poetry and literature, health and wellbeing and sports and there will be a packed, eclectic, and diverse schedule of activities and entertainment across the weekend at Ferry Meadows.

Organisers have promised a real community festival, with something for everyone and the chance to experience and enjoy a wide range of different things.

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.

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"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 school showcase on 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 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 Saturday evening.

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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


The event is being been run by a team at Nene Park Trust alongside involvement and support from local communities and organisations.

To get involved in sponsoring or volunteering at the event, visit