Three reasons why you need to go to Bletchley Big Street Eat this July

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Bletchley Big Street Eat is back for summer 2023 and it’s bigger and better than ever. Hosted by Bletchley and Fenny Stratford Town Council, this free-to-attend family-friendly event aims to celebrate the wonderful array of cultures and communities within the local area.

Last year was an immense success and after hearing what they have planned this year, I can only imagine how much fun this day is going to be. This year, the theme is ‘Art’ so you can expect lots of creativity and fun all day.

The Bletchley Big Street Eat is taking place on Saturday 29th July 2023 from 12pm until 6pm.

In this blog post, I’m going to give you a little preview of the event and why you should plan to go along…

1. There will be LOTS to do

This event is going to span the length of Queensway in Bletchley and will be jam-packed with activities and performances. In Stanier Square, there will be a main stage with a semi-covered seating area. There will be performances throughout the day and this year there will be a British Sign Language interpreter so this event will be truly accessible!

There will also be a new dedicated Kid’s Village with a mini food court on Elizabeth Square.

As well as the main stage, there will be not one but TWO street parades which will walk the length of Queensway. Led by a traditional dhol drummer, it will also feature Gwynhaff the dragon. The parade will also feature other musicians, singers, dancers, local performers and groups from across the area. Last year the parade was amazing, so I can’t wait to see it for myself this year.

You’ll also be able to grab yourself some delicious street food from vendors including, Papi’s Cocktails, Doe and Fawn Coffee, Taco Diablo, Hyderabadi Dhaba, Oh So Dough, Greedy Italian and more. Small businesses such as A Good Egg, Wolverton Gin and Rob Is Now will be part of the small business market along the parade route on Queensway.

And a little bird told me there will be some colour fun towards the end of the day… 

2. It’s family-friendly

Bletchley Big Street Eat will be truly inclusive and family-friendly. New for 2023 is a Kid’s Village in Elizabeth Square which will follow the ‘Art’ theme. Kids can have a go at graffiti, building rockets, seeing art demonstrations, creating a rock garden and even having a go at circus performing! There is also face painting and soft play.

Along the route, there will be an Art Trail so everyone can get involved with creating their own art during the day. There is also a fossil treasure hunt and fitness challenges, plus plenty of games to win prizes. 

And did I mention it’s all totally FREE?

If you want to bring your furry members of the family, well-behaved dogs are welcome on a lead.

3. It’s LOCAL!

If you live in Bletchley, the surrounding areas or Milton Keynes why wouldn’t you get out and support this event? Bletchley Big Street Eat will celebrate the diversity in the community and will celebrate local heroes! During the day, the Pride of Bletchley and Fenny Stratford Awards will be presented to deserving local residents and volunteers for their services to the community.

Come along to enjoy delicious food and drink, amazing live performances and handmade goods from around the world.

So save the date and I’ll see you there? 

Bletchley Big Street Eat is on Saturday 29th July 2023, 12pm – 6pm and is free to attend. You can find out more on Facebook. If you would like to get involved as a volunteer or as part of the parade, email You can find a map with some extra information below.

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