Bedford’s annual kite festival filled the skies over Russell Park with colour, and entertained visitors on the ground, as perfect weather conditions prevailed.
The free event, which attracts about 40,000 visiters, bought flyers from across the world to showcase their kites, including some never seen before in the UK.
At this, the 13th festival, there were kite experts from America, Canada, Japan, China, Germany, France, Holland and Belgium as well as flyers from across the UK
On the ground, there was a dazzling array of stalls, activities, workshops and refreshments.
This weekend’s festival (June 6 and 7) was organised by Bedford Borough Council. Events manager Andy Pidgen said: “This event grows in momentum each time and it is now very well-established. People have this in their diaries for months in advance.”