Bridgwater Quayside Festival

Saturday 18th July 2020


We are sorry to announce that the Bridgwater Quayside Festival that was going to be held on July 18th 2020 has been postponed. The District and Town Councils have met and have made the decision to postpone the festival in the light of government guidance on social gatherings during the period of disruption and risk caused by COVID-19. We are following this directive and in times of such unprecedented uncertainty – this is now the only viable option to keep you, the audiences, artists, performers and our team safe. It was felt that the risk could not be taken for all the team, artists, communities in what is an uncertain time. We have never been in these circumstances before and it is very challenging for everyone.

The Festival is currently being rescheduled to take place at a similar time next year.

Keep an eye on the social media channels over the coming weeks, we will post information on the Bridgwater Quayside Festival web site and through our social media.

We’re sending you, our audiences and supporters, our grateful thanks for your continued support.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Keep safe and stay well


We can’t wait to return !

Explore and Discover Bridgwater, the Quayside Festival is one of the must see and go to festivals in Somerset, The Bridgwater Quayside Festival, is a free outdoor summer festival. The festival celebrates culture and diversity and Bridgwater’s international roots as a historic riverside port and best of all it is FREE to attend!

If you would like to get involved either as part of the festival team, become a festival maker, parade creator or volunteer at the event or advertise in the festival guide.  Support or sponsor an artist or activity, support a school or a community environmental arts project, leading to the festival summer parade or offer a show or activity. Contact us today!

Check out BQF past videos that captured some fabulous Quayside Festival moments.


Bridgwater Quayside Festival 2019


The festival hosts  live music, indoor and outdoor theatre, dance, circus, puppetry, digital arts with performances from local and national artists with free workshops and activities, there is something for everyone. Enjoy local food and drink from local producers and local art and crafts stalls.


The Bridgwater Quayside festival and the participatory arts programme is produced by  Fuse Somerset Outdoor Arts  Fuse is supported by Arts Council England developing Outdoor Arts, participatory projects, performances across Somerset celebrating culture and diversity, arts and the environment. The Bridgwater Quayside festival is a commission on behalf of Sedgemoor District Council and supported by The Bridgwater Town Council and and the Bridgwater Cultural Partnership.

Fuse has been delivering arts projects, parades, performances and events in and around Bridgwater over the last 10 years with the Bridgwater Arts Centre, schools and local youth and community groups offering performances, participatory arts projects, themed events, circus and street arts, outdoor arts and offering training workshops, schools workshop programmes, creating community arts projects in parks, streets,  community centres, youth and community workshops, arts trails and outdoor shows.

Take Part 

For information about taking part performing, sponsorship, offering activities or advertising in the Quayside’s Festival Guide please email us  Celebrate Bridgwater and Take Part in 2021, we can’t wait to bring you another incredible festival.  if you have any questions contact us by email or phone 01458 259638