Arts, culture and events
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We deliver four main events that are part of Luton’s annual events calendar, as well as those linked to national celebrations and a range of arts and cultural activity across the town.
We work with partner organisations to make Luton a place where arts, culture and creativity brighten the lives and life chances of everyone in Luton.
This year in particular, we'll be celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee with activities taking place from 2 to 5 June 2022.
The delivery and coordination of arts and culture activity is embedded within the Luton 2040 team, advancing the Luton 2040 outcome of ‘Transforming lives throughout arts, culture and heritage’. See these pages for more information about our work:
- Arts, Culture and the Creative Industries - our strategic vision
- Luton Creative Leaders programme - shaping the development of the arts ecology in Luton
Queens Platinum Jubilee
Find out about hosting your own event on Sunday 5 June for the Queens Platinum Jubilee.
At the Bandstand
A programme of music, arts and cinema events located in our Wardown Park Bandstand.
Luton International Carnival
A spectacular celebration of our community.
Celebrating the music, art and culture of Southern Asia.
St Patrick's Festival
Celebrating the patron saint of Ireland on 17 March.
St George's Day
Entertainment and activities for our popular St George’s Day celebrations.
One of Luton’s most popular events, bringing communities together to enjoy entertainment in the sky.
A chance to remember those who gave so much in the service of their country.
Lighting up Luton - an annual celebration when our Christmas lights are switched on by special guests.
Local events organisations
The Culture Trust Luton
A Luton based charity showcasing high quality arts and cultural events across multiple sites.
The Hat District
Creative, work, show and share spaces in the restored hat factories of Luton.
Luton Music Service
The lead organisation of the Luton Music Education Hub – ‘The Mix’.
Find out about events held in Luton libraries such as Happy Baby Group.
Events and programmes such as henna art, animation, dance and beat-boxing.
Organise a street party
Find out about hosting your own event.