Compiled by The Bedford Citizen

Hundreds of families gathered along the Jenks Trail and in the fields behind Town Center for the Third Annual Bedford Walkabout and a performance by the Party Band, the first event in the Summer Concert series. There were also activities near the Common, including an art show in the Gallery@First Parish.

There were toddlers and babes in arms

At least one darling dog, and a hungry pony

Add in some activities



A walk’n’read storybook


Some artful stuff


An energising demonstration

And a preview of the band concert!


Shall We Say Thank You?

The Walkabout was sponsored by the Town of Bedford and the Bedford Chamber of Commerce, the Walkabout drew a wide range of participants:

Among those representing the Town of Bedford: Sue Baldauf, Bedford Youth and Family Services; Carla Olson, Healthy Bedford; and Alyssa Sandoval, Bedford’s Economic Development Director – Image (c) JMcCT, 2018 all rights reserved

Bedford Chamber of Commerce Partners: Learning Express Toys, Chip-In Farm, Bedford Children’s Center, Barrett Sotheby’s, Pizza Express, Callahan’s Karate, Middlesex Community College, Elite Karate studio, SERVPRO, KB Jewelers, Hansom Federal Credit Union, AFC Urgent Care, Cambridge Savings Bank, and Middlesex Savings Bank

The Town of Bedford’s Community Partners: Bedford TV, First Parish Church (open 5PM-7PM featuring an art exhibit), Bedford Fire Department, Bedford Police Department Open House, Bedford Public Library Story Walk & Lawn Games, Bedford Arts and Craft Society, Kindness Rocks, Friends of Depot Park, and Town Resource table.

Looking ahead to this summer’s remaining al fresco summer concerts

July 19

  • White-Eyed Lizard Band ~ Steel drum driven Calypso party band featuring island music including Reggae!
  • Special Event ~ Summer Adventures/ Kids’ Club Family Picnic An invitation for program  participants and all of Bedford’s children to picnic with their families, friends, and staff while listening to great music. Games and petting zoo included!

July 26

  • Doowop Deville~The timeless music of the ‘50’s and ‘60’s!
  • Special Event ~ Celebrate Seniors  With water bottles and snacks for Seniors!


  • Mystique ~ Contemporary, Motown/Soul, Classic Rock, Ballads, Swing, Jazz
  • Special Event ~  Hot air balloon rides Tethered rides as time permits ($10/ride, 250 lb weight limit).

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