The first Great Exhibition Road Festival took place on 28-30 June 2019 and we wish to thank local residents for their support.

The Festival engaged with visitors, which included families and young people who came to participate in an exciting range of art, science, technology, culture and local history activities.

We had a fantastic response to the Festival, with 95% of visitors rating it as good or excellent. We are pleased to announce that the Great Exhibition Road Festival will return on Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 July 2020. We hope that you will join us for another weekend exploring the extraordinary!

To ensure that visitors have a safe and enjoyable time, we are working with the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea (RBKC) and Westminster City Council (WCC) around changes to the Exhibition Road closure and parking arrangements from 3 to 5 July. As always, we are conscious of how this can affect residents and are working towards ensuring that these plans have minimal impact on you. We will, of course, keep you updated as plans progress and details are finalised.

For further information about the festival itself, please visit the Festival website

If you have queries or concerns, please email us at You can also contact the Council’s events teams as follows:

We would like to thank you for your understanding and look forward to welcoming you to the 2020 Festival.