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 including 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 between 9-15 October 2021. We hope that you will join us for another week exploring the extraordinary!

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 2021 Festival.