Calendar FAQ

Are you promoting an upcoming event?

There are three easy but important steps to promoting your event in The Bedford Citizen:

1) Use the “Submit an Event” link to add your event to BeTC as soon as you know the date, up to a year in advance! What can you include in your event listing? The full text of your press release, images, and links to YouTube videos. Calendar content populates the list of current events at and also can be posted to Facebook or Twitter upon request.

2) Email your press release as an MS Word attachment to at least three weeks prior to your event so that it will be included in the weekly events listing included at the end of the weekly summary that goes out to our subscribers every Sunday morning. Since there is no guarantee that your press release will post as a story in The Citizen‘s main news feed, getting your calendar listing placed early is crucial.

3) Send feedback to The Citizen after your event takes place: Crisp cellphone images from your event, and a short recap are welcome and will post in The Citizen‘s main newsfeed as space is available.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What events are allowed in the calendar?
Events held in Bedford, sponsored by Bedford non-profit organizations, or featuring Bedford residents are the focus of our calendar. The calendar includes, but is not limited to, cultural, educational, faith-based events that are open to the public.  Any events submitted by a commercial organization must be free to the public.

Who can submit an event to the community calendar?
Anyone can submit an event to the calendar through our online form.

How long will it take for my event to be published?
Although most events are processed more quickly, please allow up to three business days for us to review and publish your event.

Oops! How do I correct or update my event?
If you have any corrections or changes to your event please email those changes to Please do not resubmit your event. 

How will people see my event?
Published events are sent out each week to our email subscriber list as well as published on Facebook and Twitter as appropriate.  A sampling of events are also featured on the home page of The Bedford Citizen.