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Bitterne Festival 2019 was a great success with over 5000 people attending across the day. The success was down to all the hard work and efforts of the Bitterne Festival Committee, all the volunteers that helped on the day, local traders and support from other local charities.

Thank you to all the stall holders who attended, without them the festival never would have taken place. We hope to see you all again for Bitterne Festival 2020.

See the TV coverage below along with some photo's of the day.

A few kind words from the public

Fiona. My 7 year old said she loved it. I thought it was a fun, we met new and old friends

Julie. What a roaring success, the kids absolutely loved it, and so did we. Everybody i spoke to said what a great day they had, Lovely to see so many smiling faces in Bitterne today.

Sarah. Well done to all, my son Billy really enjoyed himself, thank you.

Bitterne Festival History

Bitterne Festival was set up in 2015 in order to promote local charities and faith groups, and to enable families to enjoy a day out together with loads of free activities for the kids. This is a growing enterprise and in 2018 we were able to welcome 4000 people to the festival over the course of the day.


Inflatable assault course

Children at Bitterne Festival 2018 enjoyed a fantastic inflatable assault course which was provided by a local company.

Julie's Dance Studio

Julie's Dance Studio gave the children a fantastic opportunity to experience a professional dance class.


King of the castle

The bouncy castle, as is to be expected, was a big hit last year. We're grateful to all those businesses who contribute such fantastic additions to the Festival!

Colouring, arts & craft

These sessions of creativity and craft were arranged by Sure Start children's services. There was also soft and water play on offer too, all for free.


Register your organisation at Bitterne Festival 2020

If you would like your organisation to be part of Bitterne Festival 2020, great! We love it when others get involved. Click the button to book a stall for next year.