Bedford Cultural District

A cultural district is a specific geographical area in a city or town that has a concentration of cultural facilities, activities, and assets. The Bedford Cultural District Partnership includes representatives from the Select Board, Planning Board, Bedford Arts and Crafts Society, Chamber of Commerce, Bedford Citizen, Cultural Council, First Parish, Historical Society, High School Art Program, and local artists, musicians, and performers.

Some of the goals for the Bedford Cultural District include:

  • Foster community cultural events and street festivals in the district
  • Support small business vibrancy and the formation of new artisan and creative businesses
  • Educate residents and visitors about Bedford's cultural resources
  • Encourage and expand cultural and artistic programming and rentals of Town facilities
  • Generate opportunities for public art and support the creation of an art walk on the Narrow Gauge Rail Trail
  • Create an incubator and display space for artists
  • Make opportunities for utility box and other streetscape art
  • Plan for significant expansion of the Historic Museum

Bedford Cultural District Music & Arts Festival 2023

Saturday, June 17th    11am - 3pm Bedford Common, 75 Great Road    

The Bedford Cultural District Partnership (BCDP) will be holding a Music & Arts Festival 2023 on Saturday, June 17, on the Bedford Common (75 Great Road) in front of the First Parish Church. Hours will be 11 am.–3 pm. We will have four diverse musical groups performing during the day, several nearby open houses, local community booths, activities for kids and adults, and several organizations selling or demonstrating their crafts. Entertainment, education and fun for all ages.

 For more information contact : 781-275-1111 

Upcoming Events

Cultural Events Guide - Spring 2023


For questions about the Cultural District initiatives, please contact Jeff King, Housing and Economic Development Director, at 781-275-1111.

Please see the files on this page for the Cultural District Map and Cultural Assets Key.

The Mass Cultural Council, which is funded by the State Legislature, provides key financial and programmatic support for the Bedford Cultural District.