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Events and festivals

One of the biggest events in Bedfordshire is Luton’s colourful, diverse annual Carnival, the largest outside Notting Hill! But there’s plenty more through the year including Bedford’s River Festival; Luton’s Mela; Luton Pride; Bute Street Festival for arts; Bedfringe for comedy; Bedford Fake Festival; and the Ampthill/AmpRocks Festival (between Bedford and Luton).